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Werribee - Cities, Towns and Localities
Considered a suburb of Melbourne, Werribee is located approximately 32 km south-west of Melbourne, and part of the LGA City of Wyndham. Werribee, is midway on the Princes Highway to Geelong. It is situated on the Werribee River, which has its headwaters north of Ballan.

Werribee and the greater region of Werribee Park offers visitors a wealth of activities and attractions that are easily accessible from Melbourne including Victoria’s Open Range Zoo, Werribee Park Mansion, Shadowfax Winery and the State Rose Garden.

The Chirnside family originally owned much of the Werribee Plains and built Werribee Park Mansion in the late 1870s, the largest private residence in Victoria. Today the mansion has become one of Victoria’s major tourist attractions and was bought by the State Government and restored to its original splendour so visitors can see just how one of Victoria’s richest and most privileged families lived. The 12 hectares of park include manicured gardens and a farm yard area complete with blacksmith facilities.
 

Check out our range of listed Werribee accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Werribee Visitor Information Centre
177 Watton Street
WERRIBEE VIC 3030
Ph: 03 9742 0906
Fax: 03 9741 9648
Email
Web: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au
Open
7 days per week 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
Tourism Information Desk - Werribee Plaza
Thursday and Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
MSN Map of Werribee, Victoria, Australia
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Werribee Attractions

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Werribee Park
• K Rd, WERRIBEE VIC 3030 • Ph: 03 8734 5100 • Ph: 13 19 63 • Email
• Opening times - see website.
Located just 30 minutes from central Melbourne, Werribee Park is an outstanding historic and cultural attraction offering an authentic insight into Australia’s richly diverse history. The property features the restored 1870s mansion, ten hectares of formal gardens, Victoria State Rose Garden, contemporary sculpture walk, tranquil riverine, original farmyard and specialised tours.

The 10 hectares of formal gardens surrounding the Mansion feature an ornamental parterre, grotto, heritage listed trees and expansive manicured lawns. Indeed the changing seasons of the garden is the perfect place to relax with a picnic or take a leisurely stroll.

The internationally acclaimed Victoria State Rose Garden, rich in colour, exudes the fragrance of over 5,000 rose bushes that bloom from November to April within four uniquely shaped designs. Visitors can explore the Werribee Park Sculpture Walk, a unique outdoor exhibition which perfectly blends contemporary Australian sculpture with the natural landscape. Wander through the riverine, a natural and cultural treasure. Wurundjeri history along Wirribi Yaluk, known today as Werribee River, dates back over 40,000 years with acknowledged cultural heritage sites providing an insight into the Kurung Jang Balluk clan and their harmonious relationship with mother earth.
Werribee Park Tourism Precinct
The Werribee Park Tourism Precinct offers a great selection of experiences in the one location. To investigate what is on offer, check out the following links:
Shadowfax Winery
• K Rd, WERRIBEE VIC 3030 • Ph: 03 9731 4420
• Open daily from 11 am - 5 pm
Shadowfax invites you to taste and purchase the range of wines on offer. Our team of cellar door sales experts will give you an informative overview of the wines and offer advice on the best food to serve with each. Or if you prefer, you can purchase directly from our online cellar door. For those keen to know more about how the winery works, the Cellar Door team host a private tour of the facilities and guided tasting.
Werribee Park Golf Course
• 350K Rd, WERRIBEE VIC 3030 • Ph: 03 9742 1754
Located a breathtaking section of the Werribee River, is this championship length, 18 hole golf course.
Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre
The Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre is one of Victoria’s key international standard sporting facilities. It attracts interstate and international competitors and visitors to major events like Equitana and the World Polo Championships. The Centre was officially opened in 1984 as the designated State Centre for equestrian activity and primarily as a focus for major equestrian events and elite training in Victoria. It consists of facilities suitable for both indoor and outdoor equestrian activities including dressage, show jumping, polo and cross country.
Victoria's Open Range Zoo at WerribeeVictoria’s Open Range Zoo at Werribee
• K Road, WERRIBEE VIC 3030
• Ph: +61 3 9731 9600 • Fax: +61 3 9731 9606 • Email
Why travel thousands of kilometres, when a taste of African Adventure is available just 30 minutes from Melbourne? At Werribee Open Range Zoo, you’ll find an amazing array of animals living in a wide open savanna. Discover grazing rhinos, giraffe and zebras, see cheetah and cheeky monkeys at play, get close to a pride of lions, and encounter a family of hippos at the new Kubu River Hippos experience. Follow the Open Range Zoo link.
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Werribee Events

Victoria Events
Spring Harvest Picnic at Werribee Park
• The Harvest Picnic Foundation Ltd • Ph: 03 9555 0253 • Email
• November
Spring Harvest Picnic at Werribee Park, food and wine producers from all over Victoria will gather in the magnificent grounds of Werribee Park to sample, showcase and sell their tasty products. Taste family made jams and preserves, artisan breads, decadent cupcakes, handcrafted local ales and much more.

This is a wonderful day for families and friends and features cooking demonstrations by well known chefs, live music all day and free children’s activities.
Victoria State Rose Garden
• Werribee Park, K Rd, WERRIBEE VIC 3030
• November to April - open daily from 9 am to 5 pm
This internationally acclaimed garden is located in the magnificent Werribee Park. Displaying over 5,000 roses within four uniquely shaped designs, it won the World Federation of Rose Societies Award for Garden Excellence.

The garden is in bloom from October to May, with the roses being at their most magnificent from November to April.
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Werribee Distance

Distance to Werribee
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Werribee:
  Km
Bacchus Marsh 38
Ballarat 96
Geelong 42
  Km
Melton 32
Mount Macedon 78
Melbourne 31
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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