Melbourne Werribee Open Range Zoo Admission

Daily 09:00–16:30 (Last Entry: 15:30)
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  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Optional Activities
Admission (Adult 16+ yrs)
AUD$46.00
Admission (Child 4-15yrs) Weekdays
AUD$23.00
Concession/Senior (Need to show valid ID)
AUD$34.50
Admission (Infant under 3 yrs)
AUD$0.00
Early Morning SAVANNAH Experience (Per person)
AUD$165.00$171.00
Deluxe Safari Adventure (Per person)
AUD$57.00$59.00
Australian Experience (Per person)
AUD$57.00$59.00
Giraffe Encounter (Per person)
AUD$88.00$91.00
HIPPO Wild Encounter (Per person)
AUD$88.00$91.00
African Wild Dog Encounter (Per person)
AUD$57.00$59.00
African Cat Encounter (Per person)
AUD$88.00$91.00

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.

Opening hours: Daily 9am - 4:30pm (Last Entry 3:30pm)

Go on a safari adventure and get up close and personal with zebra, giraffes, antelopes, and more in the open-plains Savannah setting at the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

  • Hop on a safari bus a come face to face with hippos, rhinos, zebras, antelopes and more
  • Catch sight of native Australian animals such as emus, koalas, and bandicoots
  • See majestic creatures in their natural habitats
  • Enjoy an ECO Certified Advanced experience, which ensures a commitment to environmental best practices

Animals and habitats

African River Trail: Stroll through the Zoo at your own speed, spotting lions, hippos, cheetahs, monkeys, gorillas and more on the African River Trail.

Safari Tour: A visit to our Zoo isn’t complete without a safari through the savannah! Climb aboard our big bus, and be transported through the open plains of Asia, North America and Africa to learn about some of the world’s most endangered species and our own conservation efforts. This all-ages, wheelchair accessible tour includes commentary from a safari guide and comes free with your admission price.

Australian Trail: Early Step into the beautiful outback and spot Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Emus, Southern Koalas, Tammar wallabies and other native animals on our Australian Journey. Stroll through bush and grasslands along the banks of the Werribee River, learning about our unique ecosystem. You’ll see birds, reptiles, mammals and more, and pass the old Chirnside Woolshed. Just watch out for drop bears!

Additional activities:

EARLY MORNING SAVANNAH EXPERIENCE

Join us for an intimate morning tour with our Keepers as you get an exclusive glimpse into the lives of the amazing animals of the Savannah. Follow one of our Keeping teams on their morning round where you may get to assist with food prep, watch a training session, and much more! After some of the morning duties, you'll head out to set up the Lower
Savannah to watch the animals start their day. Life on the Savannah can be quite dynamic, so expect the unexpected in this exclusive small-group experience.

  • Departs: 8.20am Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Capacity: Max 8 pax
  • Minimum Age: 16

DELUXE SAFARI ADVENTURE

Join our small group Deluxe Safari Adventure, you will be completely immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of the savannah as you travel across the Zoo's open plains surrounded by magnificent wildlife including rhino, giraffe, zebra & antelope.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Departure: Multiple times daily
  • Capacity: Max 20 pax
  • Note: Child 8 years and under require 1:1 Adult to child ratio.

AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE

Join one of our Rangers and get up-close access to some of our most iconic Australian Species. Enter the world of koalas and see just how fluffy they really are, meet our Kangaroo mob and be surprised by some of our other wonderful wildlife you meet on the way.

  • Departs: Daily – time TBC upon booking.
  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Capacity: Min 1 Max 6 pax
  • Note: Children under 15yrs old must be accompanies by a full paying adult (1:2 ratio).

HIPPO WILD ENCOUNTER

Go behind the scenes with a Keeper to see how we care for hippos! Meet mother and daughter Hippo duo, Brindabella and Pansy as we give them their dinner and help set them set up for their nocturnal adventures. Get a unique perspective on the lives of our hippos and Keepers as we share how we care for this charismatic species - discover how Pansy got her name, and hear about the characters of these two girls as we share stories while seeing up close how majestic they are when on land.

  • Departs: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - time TBC upon booking.
  • Duration: 40 Minutes
  • Capacity: Min 1 Max 6 pax
  • Note: Children under 15yrs old must be accompanies by a full paying adult (1:2 ratio).

GIRAFFE ENCOUNTER

Gallivant with a giraffe in this exclusive close-up encounter. Enjoy learning about these gentle giants habits, threats to the population, and the work we’re doing to protect them from extinction. Just watch out for those big tongues!

  • Departs: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday – time TBC upon booking.
  • Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Capacity: Max 20 pax
  • Note: Children under 16yrs old must be accompanies by a full paying adult (1:2 ratio).

AFRICAN WILD DOG ENCOUNTER

Meet our African Wild Dogs as Keepers bring you behind the scenes to get a glimpse of how they care for this social and highly intelligent pack of animals. Experience the world of these animals away from the crowds, and perhaps even hear some of their distinctive communication styles or watch their playful interactions.

  • Departs: Wednesdays and Sunday – time TBC upon booking.
  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Capacity: Max 6 pax
  • Note: Minimum age 8 years

AFRICAN CAT ENCOUNTER

Become buddies with our amazing Servals through our close-up encounters. In this exclusive behindthe-scenes experience our keepers will introduce you to one of these curious cats.
You’ll also learn about the threats to many African native species, and how we’re helping to fight against wildlife extinction.

  • Departs: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday – time TBC upon booking.
  • Duration: 40 Minutes
  • Capacity: Max 6 pax
  • Note: Minimum age 8 years.

Tour Inclusions

  • Attraction Admission

Tour Exclusions

  • Hotel transfer
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Add-on items (to be paid on-site)
  • Other expenses not mentioned
  • Animal experiences optional

Transportation

Werribee Open Range Zoo is just 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD and en route to Victoria's stunning Great Ocean Road.

Travelling by public transport

From Melbourne

Catch a train from the Melbourne CBD to Werribee station (travelling on the Werribee Line).

From Werribee station catch Bus 439 Werribee South to the Zoo.

From Geelong

Catch a train from Geelong to Wyndham Vale station (travelling towards Melbourne).

From Wyndham Vale station catch the Bus 190 Werribee Station to Werribee station.

From Werribee station catch Bus 439 Werribee South to the Zoo.

Timetable information

Visit PTV for up-to-date tram, train and bus times. (Tip: Use their Journey Planner for public transport directions from anywhere in Victoria. Enter your starting address in the “From” box and enter “Werribee Zoo” as a landmark in the “To” box).

Notices

  • All per person prices quoted are in Australian dollars and valid from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024.
  • Admission is free for children aged 16 and under on Saturdays, Sundays, Victoria public holidays, and Australian school vacations. Each child must be accompanied by a paying adult aged 18 and over; please indicate the number of eligible children in the Requests & Remarks section when booking

Melbourne Cup: 7 November
Christmas Day: 25 December
Boxing Day: 26 December
New Year’s Day: 1 January
Australia Day: 26 January
Labour Day: 11 March
Good Friday: 29 March
Easter Saturday: 30 March
Easter Sunday: 31 March
Easter Monday: 1 April
ANZAC Day: 25 April
King’s Birthday: 10 June

VICTORIA GOVERNMENT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2023–2024*
24 June 2023 – 9 July 2023
16 Sept 2023 – 1 Oct 2023
21 Dec 2023 – 29 Jan 2024
29 Mar 2024 – 14 Apr 2024
*Please note all dates may be subject to change.

  • Victorian Government school holidays and public holidays. Must be accompanied by an adult or someone aged 16 and over.
  • Admission is free for children aged 4 and under; please indicate the number of eligible children as well as their ages in the Requests & Remarks section when booking, and present the child's passport on the day of the tour for verification. Failure to do the aforementioned will result in an admission decline
  • Concession tickets and memberships apply to Australian Pensioner Concession Card, full-time Student Card at an Australian school or tertiary institution, Healthcare Card, Disability Concession, DVA Gold and White Card, Australian Seniors Card, Seniors Business Discount card or Victorian Carer ‘We Care’ card holders.​
  • Operating hours are subject to change; travellers are advised to visit the official website before departure to check the updated information
  • Once a booking is confirmed, requests for alterations or cancellation will not be granted

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