Treat yourself or your family and friends to a Wild Encounter at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

Stay overnight with a Slumber Safari, be immersed in the sights and sounds of the savannah with an Open Vehicle Adventure, or go behind-the-scenes and get up close to our animals, with a Wild Encounter at Werribee Open Range Zoo.


Motaba the gorilla

Gorilla Behind the Scenes

Meet the gorilla bachelor boys at Werribee Open Range Zoo. These endlessly fascinating creatures are one of our closest living relatives with a genetic difference of only 1.6%. In this experience, you'll get up so close to the gorilla boys that the similarities are impossible to miss!

Open Vehicle Adventure video

Off Road Safari

Get even closer to our magnificent African wildlife on an off road safari. You will be completely immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of the savannah as you travel across the Zoo's open plains.

Lion Encounter Lioness Jarrah

Lion Encounter

King of the savannah, a Lion is capable of speeds up to 80k/h with a roar that can be heard up to 8km away! In this special behind the scenes experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo you will have the opportunity to meet these incredible animals and learn about the Zoo’s growing pride.

African Wild Cat Encounter video

African Cat Encounter

Get close to the incredible Servals at Werribee Open Range Zoo and witness their incredible athleticism and agility.

Mini Keepers Giraffe

Mini Zoo Keepers

Little animal lovers aged five and under will have a wild time on this zoo adventure as they come face-to-face with meerkats, zebras, giraffes, antelopes and rhinos.

Slumber Safari - couple

Slumber Safari

Enjoy an overnight experience at the Zoo in our luxury safari camp. Your stay includes amazing close-up animal encounters, drinks and dips at sunset, a sumptuous dinner, unique night-time activities and breakfast overlooking Australian Journey. 


Additional September School Holiday dates now available. 

Tall Order Giraffe Encounter video

Giraffe Feed Encounter

Get up close and personal with a giraffe at Werribee Open Range Zoo and learn more about this fascinating animal.

Shadowfax winery

Shadowfax and the Savannah

Werribee Open Range Zoo and Shadowfax Wines have joined forces to create the perfect day of wine and wildlife at Werribee Park.