Werribee Open Range Zoo

Services and facilities

At Werribee Open Range Zoo, we offer a range of services and facilities designed to make your visit more enjoyable.

Where to eat

At Werribee Open Range Zoo, we cater for every taste and budget – from adults looking for a delicious bistro meal to fussy kids looking for a snack on-the-go, and everything in between.

Explore our food options.

Free guided tours of the walking trails

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s volunteer guides offer free one-hour tours. The guides have undergone an extensive training course with Zoo staff and other experts, covering topics ranging from the history of the Zoo, specific animal information, and grasslands flora and fauna. Guides are available most days, but it is preferable to book, especially for large groups.

To book a guided tour for a group (minimum of seven days’ notice required):
Tel: (03) 9731 9600
Fax: (03) 9731 9606

Bus groups

Special group menus are available for bus groups coming for lunch, morning tea or afternoon tea.  These must be pre-booked and pre-paid through Compass Group and will be available from the Meerkat Bistro.

For bookings and information contact Compass Group  phone (03) 9285 9440  email WerribeeZooFunctions@compass-group.com.au

Barbeque and picnic facilities

Visitors are welcome to bring picnic food into Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Please note: the barbecue facility is only available when the barbecue area is hired. Barbecues are not available for casual use by visitors. Group picnic sites or barbecue areas can be booked through the bookings office (site fees apply):

Tel: 1300 966 784
Fax: (03) 9731 9606

Please do not feed the animals. Human food does not form part of a naturally balanced diet for our wildlife.

Functions and events

Compass Group is the dedicated caterer for Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Village Trader

The Village Trader is a great place to buy quality African and Australian gifts and souvenirs. Stamps are also available. All profits from the shop contribute to the care and upkeep of the Zoo’s animals and plants.Open every day 10.00am to 5.00pm.

For more information:
Tel: (03) 9731 9610
Fax: (03) 9731 9611

Wheelchairs and pushers

Werribee Open Range Zoo has an easy-to-follow pathway system with access for people using wheelchairs and pushers. Wheelchairs are also available from the Village Trader. Hire is free but a $20 fully refundable deposit and photo identification are required.

Note: The Zoo guides can provide a buggy service for up to three people. This service is subject to availability on the day.

For bookings and information:
Tel: (03) 9731 9601