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A Weekend in Werribee

Coming to town to stay with your friends or family? Suggest a group outing to Werribee Park Tourism Precinct for a day that everyone will enjoy.

Werribee Park is the perfect place to go when visiting friends or family in Melbourne, no matter what time of year it is. Get to know some of the exciting attractions you can experience with your loved ones in the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, located just 32 km from Melbourne’s CBD. Go on an African adventure without leaving Melbourne at Werribee Open Range Zoo, where you can head out on Safari and come face to face with giraffes, hippos and zebras. Explore the grounds of Werribee Park Mansion and admire this historic building and the creations in the sculpture park. Or, perhaps set up a picnic for a fun afternoon in the sun. The choice is yours!

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Visit Werribee Open Range Zoo with your family or friends and head off on your safari bus for a journey through the wonders of wildlife. During your safari, your friendly guide will share their knowledge about some of the world’s most endangered species, as your safari bus takes you past hippos, rhinos, zebra, giraffes and more. You never know, one of the animals might get up close to say hello! After the safari, you can visit the cheeky gorillas where the only thing separating you to these jungle beasts is a window. To add something extra special to your loved-one’s visit, the Werribee Open Range Zoo also has a range of Animal Encounters on offer.

Werribee Mansion

Situated inside the stunning Werribee Park,Werribee Mansion offers a glimpse into Australia’s Victorian era. Explore the interior of mansion with your guests and be transported to another time. Outside, the mansion you can stroll through 10 hectares of tranquil gardens and pristine open space. Hungry? Enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or dine inside the mansion at Joseph’s Restaurant. With the Mansion Hotel and Spa onsite, if you and your Melbourne hosts are looking for accommodation in the area or somewhere to relax, unwind and be pampered, it’s all here.

Werribee Park Sculpture Walk

A stone’s throw away from the Werribee Mansion you’ll find the Werribee Park Sculpture Walk. Featuring works from some of Australia’s leading sculptors, this outdoor gallery brings intrigue and modernity to the historic grounds of Werribee Park. Be sure to bring your camera with you — the gold frame featured in this video looks out over the Werribee Open Range Zoo and is the perfect place for a Kodak moment with your Melbourne hosts.

For a taste of the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, check out the video below.