Open Access Excursions (Self-Guided)
Auslan and/or captioned content to help deaf and hard-of-hearing students get the most out of their zoo experience.
Using a smartphone application, students can access interactive and accessible learning through captions and Australian Sign Language. The app has been designed to be used around the Pula Reserve Trail via Quick Response (QR) codes.
Teachers can make the most of the experience by preparing students for the content that is available through the app by viewing it prior to your visit.
Find out how to download the OpenAccess app. After the app is downloaded you need to also download the Werribee Open Range Zoo content – go to “Download Content” and search for Werribee Open Range Zoo and download either secondary or primary content as required. As the files are large it is recommended to download via Wi-Fi.
At the zoo, you can either select the “nearby” option to view the videos or select “scan code” option and scan in the QR codes that are on the Open Access Student Trail attached below.
We recommend that you select key species to focus your day on rather than try to cover all species.
Self-guided using OpenAccess app
|1 - 4 hours|
|Safari bus tour (optional)||40 minutes|
|Explore the Zoo – visit animal exhibits, attend educational keeper talks||1 – 4 hours|
Program maps and itineraries
Your booking confirmation email will list your group's education workshop/s and safari bus tour time. Paper maps will be provided to you on the day.
Plan your excursion
OpenAcess is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Please bring your own devices with the application downloaded. See below for the Open Access QR code Sheet.
The organising teacher should make themselves known to Admission Staff prior to entering the Zoo so that payment can be made. More information