Attractions

Werribee Park Tourism Prescient has so many wonderful things to see and do. After your ride on Little Red Train why not experience our neighbouring attractions...

Werribee Park: Grounds

Explore ten hectares of exquisite formal gardens, a unique riverine area, and historical farm outbuildings.  Take a stroll through the contemporary sculpture walk, a unique outdoor exhibition that perfectly blends contemporary Australian sculpture with the natural environment. Or simply relax with a picnic, a coffee in the cafe/giftshop. Werribee Park was purchased by the Victoria State Government in 1973. It was opened as a tourist attraction in 1977. It is run by Parks Victoria

Distance from Little Red Train: 0m

Admission: Free

Open: Daily 9:00am - 6:30pm.

Phone: (03) 8427 2134

www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

Werribee Park Mansion

Werribee Park Mansion was completed by wealthy pastoralists, the Chirnside family in 1877. Built in the Italianate architecture style, Werribee Mansion boasts 60 rooms in several wings. Following extensive restoration, many of the Chirnside family’s items, including clothing, furniture remain on display.

Distance from Little Red Train: 40m

Admission: Adult $9.80, Concession/Child $7.30, Family (2A+2C) $31.30, Additional Child $4.70, Child 0-4 FREE

Audio tour wands $6.20 each

Open: Daylight savings (AEST)  10:00am - 5:00pm daily. Non daylight savings (AEDT) weekdays 10:00am - 4:00pm, weekends 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Phone: (03) 8427 2134

www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

Rose Garden

Winner of the prestigious World Federation of Rose Societies Award for Garden Excellence, this internationally acclaimed garden is located in the magnificent setting of Werribee Park.

5,000 roses are displayed to perfection within four uniquely shaped designs, the feature design set in the shape of a Tudor Rose. Two themed displays complete the rose design; a Federation Leaf dedicated to Australian roses and the David Austin Bud showcasing roses of 46 cultivars.

The Werribee rose garden is separated from the mansion's formal gardens by a Heritage Border featuring unusual and historic roses from around the world. In bloom from October to May, the roses are at their most magnificent from November to April.

 

Distance from Little Red Train: 300m

Admission: Free

Open: AEST: Daily 9:30am - 6:00pm, AEDT: Daily 9:30am -5:00pm

Email: info@vicstaterosegarden.com.au

www.vicstaterosegarden.com.au

 

Werribee Zoo

Why travel thousands of kilometres when a taste of African adventure is available just 30 minutes from Melbourne's city centre, at Werribee Open Range Zoo? You will find an amazing array of animals living on 225 hectares of wide, open savannah.

On the Pula Reserve Walking Trail, come face-to-face with amazing gorillas, a pride of lions, see monkeys and cheetahs at play and feel the sand between your toes at the new Hippo Beach.

No trip to the Zoo is complete without heading out on safari across grassy plains where you will find rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras and antelopes grazing together on the picturesque savannah.

All of the above, including the 40-minute safari tour, is included in the Zoo admission price. For those looking for even more adventure, why not try one of the behind-the-scenes Wild Encounters? Feed a giraffe, stroke a serval, see amazing animals on the savannah from an open vehicle, and, in the new Gorilla Behind the Scenes encounter, get up close and personal with three gorilla bachelors.

Distance from Little Red Train: 1km

Admission: Free -$32.50 (more)

Open: Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm (Last entry 3:30pm)

Phone: (03) 9731 9600

Email: worz@zoo.org.au

www.zoo.org.au/werribee