See the magnificent wildlife of the Werribee Open Range Zoo during a 75-minute off-road safari by 4-wheel drive vehicle. Your guide heads off road where you become immersed in the savanna and its amazing animals including giraffes, rhinos, and zebras. Includes admission to the zoo and the option to explore the zoo further at your leisure.
75-minute safari tour at Werribee Open Range Zoo, near Melbourne
Drive up close to some of the zoo's star animals
Learn about the wildlife from the informative guide
Stay after the tour to discover more of the zoo at your own pace
75-minute general safari tour
Live commentary on board
General admisison to Zoo
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
What To Expect
Make your own way to Werribee Open Range Zoo in the morning, leaving plenty of time to start your safari at 11:45am.
Meet your safari guide and board your open-air 4WD vehicle, which has a roof to provide shade. Go behind the scenes during an off-road tour of the zoo that crosses the open plains so that you can see rhinoceros, giraffe, zebra, and antelopes. You'll experience the wildlife of the savanna just 30 minutes from Melbourne's city center.
Before and after your 90-minute safari, you are free to explore the zoo's exhibits on your own.
Werribee Open Range Zoo
K Road Werribee
Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Minimum age of 8 years.
Zoos Victoria reserves the right to cancel an experience due to an animal welfare issue or weather issue.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
It rained on the day we were there so it was quite chilly - they do have blankets but just be prepared for the weather!
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 40 reviews
Francesco_S, Mar 2023
Everything was perfect . It has been a gift to my girlfriend , she thanked me a lot .we spent 4 hours in the zoo
Our family trip to Weribee zoo
Tony_J, Jan 2023
The Weribee open range zoo experience was really good in that we were able to have a closer experience with the wild life. We booked the premium one that costed around $100 per person. Whilst it is worth, we didn't think that the experience was worth charging that per head. And that is not a criticism of the people who worked so hard to give us that great experience, its just that we are from Sydney and we have lots of options at a much lower rate. Our best experience was the close up with the Rhinos, where the driver/guide risked to give us the closest but had to quickly drive away from the rhinos that were getting a bit agitated....!!!
There is a free ride in...
Abhinay_P, Jan 2023
There is a free ride in the bus and it is free of cost. But they charged me $96 each for off road safari ride which is quite expensive and not worthable.
Great experience for the kids
Mark_C, Dec 2022
Very enjoyable experience!
Confirming the booking and entry to the park was seamless with the viator booking
We booked the Off-Road Safari which was totally worth it, the tour guide was super passionate about the animals and we drove up literally less than 5m away from Giraffes, Rhinos and Zebra. The kids had a great time
Beny_R, Dec 2022
Amazing Safari experience the tour guide was very explicit and very knowledgeable a fun way to see animals in an open area.
Anita_R, Dec 2022
Absolutely fantastic! The truck is set up so well with seating so everyone gets a view and they go off road to interact closely with the animals but with respect to the animals. The guide talked about their fabulous breeding programs throughout. I would definitely recommend
Jeremy_T, Dec 2022
The most memorable part was seeing the animals running around so freely.
Especially the zebras and giraffes.
Definitely a different zoo experience for my family.
An experience you'll never forget
Letitia_T, Nov 2022
With an energetic guide we were boarded the travel truck and then we travelled into the grounds to get up close to beautiful animals like Rhinoceros, giraffes, and more. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. The open area is as it would be in the wild. Beautiful setting, fantastic animals and worth the money to do this
Celeste_S, Nov 2022
Had such a great time on this informative safari. The giraffes come up pretty close to the jeep. There were 2 of us plus our guide. He was very informative. We saw lots of African animals plus some bison, camels, and Mongolian horses. The weather was 23c in October so you could wear light clothes while at the zoo.
The experience was amazing!
Lynelle_B, July 2022
Seeing large animals like giraffes and rhinos right in their own habitat was amazing. It was also fun to see other animals like the lions and kangaroos in a suitable habitat to what they are used to. Each species was given a large area to roam so they didn't have to be crowded into a cage.
Making the most of a chilly dsy
Jan_D, June 2022
The experience was great. Though chilly.the animals look content and well cared for.
Our guide was very informative and gave a lot of time at each viewing of animals.
Great value and made the whole visit.
Greg_D, Apr 2022
Giraffes on the Savanna. We were lucky but we had a wonderful driver and Guide Jill. She was a great provider of information about the first Nations people whose land the Zoo is on and the real purpose of the Zoo to save endangered species like the Mongolian wild horses and Oryx and the Zoos relationships throughout the world and in particular Africa.
Great day out
Shannon_A, Mar 2022
Took the deluxe safari with guide. Able to go off road to get closer to animals. Guide was very knowledgeable
Oliver_R, Dec 2021
Staff directed us to the free safari so we got ripped off. Will follow up later for a refund fhigjkgjggg
Seeing all the animals...
JULIE_C, Apr 2021
Seeing all the animals close up on the 4wd safari adventure. The hippopotamus playing in the water and all the interactive activities for the children
Katrina L, Oct 2019
The off-road safari was a great optional upgrade to the regular free safari that is offered at Werribee as you get to go a bit closer to the animals & you have a chance to stop and observe as your guide explains more in depth about them. It rained on the day we were there so it was quite chilly - they do have blankets but just be prepared for the weather!
Something to note if you are planning to go to Werribee Open Range Zoo without your own vehicle is that though there is a bus to and from the Metro station, it does not come very often so you should plan accordingly. There are taxis waiting at the Metro station that can take you to the zoo but no taxis waiting at the zoo for the trip back. There is a tourist information center by the entrance that can help.
The whole experience was awesome the...
Vincent L, Aug 2017
The whole experience was awesome the guide is very knowledgeable. We love the off-road experience where we can get really close to some of the animal and capture some really good shot for our album collection.
The tour guide had good knowledge...
YinWaiYvonne_L, Apr 2017
The tour guide had good knowledge about the animals. it was amazing that we get to take a look at the animals close up.