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Werribee Open Range Zoo

Is there anything that captures the imagination of young and old alike quite like the zoo? The animals, the exploring, the wide-eyed exclamations when someone spots a lion, or an elephant (or a meerkat, but maybe that’s just us) … it’s pretty gosh darn delightful. It’s with wild, excited gesticulations then, that we present Werribee Open Range Zoo by Zoos Victoria as a function venue.

Melbourne’s legendary open range zoo (that means the animals scamper and roam and trundle around without cages) regularly plays host to all manner of functions, be they unique corporate events, milestone birthdays, launch parties, or university functions. The function rooms available range from the intimate Secret Garden, to the sprawling and spacious Meerkat Room, or the 1000-person Africa Kia space. And before you ask, yes. Yes, interactive animal encounters can be organised. Instantly memorable function. Visitors can also book various 'specialty' tours, including the Off-Road Safari, or close encounters with gorillas, servals or giraffes.

Worrying about accessibility? Not to worry as the safari bus is wheelchair accessible. Surfaces in the zoo are also wheelchair accessible. So queue at the safari bus station ASAP!

Werribee Open Range Zoo is found along the very mysterious-sounding K Road in Werribee South. In reality, it’s very easy to find - just head down Princes Highway, about half an hour out of Melbourne and keep an eye out for the signs. Who’d have thought that 30 minutes out of the city one could find such a wondrous wilderness of animals?

Werribee Open Range Zoo Function Rooms

Slumber Dining Hut

Slumber Dining Hut

Escape within our unique wildlife habitat and into our Slumber Dining Hut for a seriously exclusive conference setting. This room features picturesque views of the safari with the capacity to seat 34 guests comfortably.

34
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Chongola Hut

Chongola Hut

The Chongola Hut is our most popular outdoor venue. The space is fully equipped with undercover seating and BBQ facilities, where guests can simply turn up and have a BBQ cooked and served without lifting a finger.  Conveniently locate...

60
120
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Secret Garden

Secret Garden

A smaller scale lawn space, perfect for your mid-sized outdoor events.  Located directly opposite the Safari Bus pick up and drop off and metres from the Pula trail  guests can plan easily navigate their way around and simply plan...

100
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African Kia

African Kia

The African Kia is where the annual Rhythm of Africa concerts are held, so the space is perfectly designed to host large scale outdoor concerts and events.  The small huts work in perfectly when mapping out a large event along with the...

800
1500
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Meerkat Room

Meerkat Room

A perfect venue for seated and cocktail functions. With the option endless theming opportunities or keeping to the traditional timber style this venue is truly magical. The wide deck that wraps around the venue allows for perfect views of t...

200
350
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Gorilla Viewing Platform

Gorilla Viewing Platform

A smaller-scale lawn space, perfect for your mid-sized outdoor events.

100
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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Bar Tab
Coffee / Tea
Filtered Water
Inhouse Catering

AV Equipment

Microphone
Projector
Speakers
Stage
TV

Basic Amenities

Accessible
Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music
Natural light
Outdoor Space
Parking
Restroom
WiFi