Giraffe walking next to a safari bus on the Savannah. Giraffe is looking up and visitors watch from the bus in the background.

Free Safari bus

Safari bus is currently running during day sessions only.

The safari bus at Werribee Open Range Zoo is free but now has physical distancing measures in place. With reduced numbers on board, you may need to wait before getting on the bus.

Note: the free safari bus cannot be booked in advance.

Thanks for your patience when queuing, and we apologise for any inconvenience, we’re doing the best we can!

A visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo isn't complete without an adventure on one of our unique safari buses!

Once on board you will be transported through arid landscapes and savannah grasslands to explore the open plains and learn about some of the world’s most endangered species.

From the critically endangered Mongolian Wild Horse to majestic giraffe traversing the iconic savannah, the 40 minute Safari Tour is one of the Zoo’s most popular experiences.

The tour includes live commentary from a Safari Guide as you move through the grasslands of Asia, North America and Africa, spotting bison, antelope, rhino, zebra and ostrich and you'll also learn more about the work of communities in Northern Kenya to help protect wildlife through the Beads for Wildlife program.

Jump on board, sit back and immerse yourself in the wonder of wildlife – the most thrilling safari adventure you’ll have this side of Africa!

Included free in your admission price when booking a day session only - not currently available during late sessions. Our safari tour is wheelchair accessible and suitable for all ages.

Child looking out safari bus window
Junior Safari Bus returns Monday 1 February 2021 - bookings not required

After a brief hiatus for the summer period, the popular Junior Safari will be back from Monday 1 February 2021. Join us for a relaxed child-friendly safari adventure with music and fun to keep even the youngest zoo keepers entertained.

Time: weekdays at 10am
Cost: free
Age: 0-6 years (plus supervising adult)
Capacity: limited to 142 people per day
How to book: bookings are not required or available. Please just arrive early and let the staff at the gate know you'd like to go on the Junior Safari Bus