The Werribee Open Range Zoo is 225 hectares of open savannah.  There are walking trails as well as safari tours that allow you to view animals up close and personal.

We started off our visit with a short walk to view the monkeys, African wild dogs, cheetah and lions.  We arrived at the lion area just as they were beginning the feeding and the staff were wonderful and ushered our little ones up to the very front in the shade to watch. 

lion feeding

After the lion feeding we hopped on a safari tour where we had giraffe and buffalo crossing the road in front of our bus, we saw many antelope laying about in the grass and camels basking in the sun.

Werribee Open Range Zoo




Once the tour was done, the kids decided to cool off in the Hippo Splash Park while we waited for the Hippo feeding to begin.


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Melanie Flinn January 10, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Oooh that is amazing. I’d love to see those animals up close- beautiful creatures!

Tonya Staab January 11, 2011 - 10:06 am

It's amazing, I love it so much more than a traditional zoo, just to see the animals out in the park doing their thing and it's surreal having them ambling across the dirt track in front of the bus and walking alongside you.  I took Jay when he was little too and he loved it.


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