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?