Werribee Top 14 Things To Do

K Road Cliffs Werribee River Victoria Australia
Last updated Jun 13, 2024
This post contains affiliate links. I may earn compensation when you make purchases, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

What are the Activities to do in Werribee?

  1. Werribee Open Range Zoo
  2. Werribee Park Mansion
  3. Victoria State Rose Garden
  4. K Road Cliffs
  5. Werribee South Beach Foreshore
  6. Wyndham Harbour
  7. Campbells Cove Beach
  8. Werribee Water Tower
  9. Werribee District Historical Society and Museum
  10. Werribee War Memorial
  11. Wyndham Art Gallery
  12. B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia
  13. Public Art
  14. Walking Trails & Bike Paths

Experience Werribee Open Range Zoo

1 Werribee Open Range Zoo

Wander around the trails of Werribee Open Range Zoo. It's a great way to connect with nature and wildlife.

You'll find plenty of animals to observe, landscapes, and walking trails to explore on the African and Australian trails.

And, you can go on a Safari Tour by bus on the savannah. Many enclosures are open range, and you can feel like you're almost in a real safari setting.

Offering up-close encounters that you can participate in. You'll need to book and pay extra. You can choose from meerkats, hippos, giraffes, an overnight slumber safari, plus more.

Get Details for the Werribee Open Range Zoo Ticket

Emu at Werribee Zoo

I photographed the Emu at Werribee Zoo

2 Werribee Park Mansion and Historic Village

Werribee Mansion was built in 1872. And, it's situated on a 128-acre estate. So, you'll find plenty of things to do.

Now, the Victoria State Government owns the mansion. And, Parks Victoria manages the estate.

The gardens at Werribee Park are free to enter. But, you need to pay entry fees to go inside Werribee Mansion.

I have been inside the mansion several times. And I have been to Werribee Park many times. I had my wedding photos taken out the front of the mansion.

You can wander through its lush English gardens, lake, and Grotto. And, you can explore the gift shop and farmer's market. Then, you can go for a stroll in the Historic Village.

You can take a picnic or enjoy lunch at one of the on-site cafes.

I parked in the same car park to visit the Werribee Park Mansion and the Victoria State Rose Garden. I entered through Gate No. 2 off K Road. Nearby to the car park is a picnic and BBQ area.

Werribee Mansion: "Werribee Park", creator T. Collins, source State Library Victoria

Title "Werribee Park"
Creator T. Collins 1968
Copyright Source State Library of Victoria

Werribee Mansion Night Tour and Night Theatre

Be transported back to 1908 and Immerse yourself in What Was That, Werribee Mansion Mystery Night Tour. Discover the mystery of the Werribee mansion.

What sounds can you hear/ Who lived at the mansion? What was that?

Check for availability on Friday or Saturday nights in December 2023 and January 2024.

Get Details Book One Ticket for What Was That at Werribee Mansion

Get Details Two Tickets for What Was That at Werribee Mansion

3 Victoria State Rose Garden

Escape the ordinary for an afternoon and surround yourself with more than 5,000 roses of all varieties in the Victoria State Rose Garden. Five hectares of beautiful blooms are found in the Werribee Park precinct.

Depending on the weather, the best times to visit are in November and in March. Stroll through avenues and mazes lined with roses in full bloom. And, you can find some blooms from October to July.

Things you can do:

  • Sit down on the benches and in the rotunda.
  • Relax with a picnic.
  • Take leisurely strolls through the garden to enjoy the best of what it has to offer.

And, the Victoria State Rose Garden is free entry.

You'll find it located adjunct to the entrance to Werribee Park.

Wander around the roses, they can bring a smile to your face.

In November is Wyndham City's State Rose and Garden Show. And, in 2023 it's on the weekend of the 11th to 12th of November, 10 am to 4 pm. The show is a free event. A gold coin is encouraged to assist the volunteers in the upkeep of the rose garden.

Rose

I created a picture of a rose in the gardens

4 K Road Cliffs

Located just outside the city of Werribee are the K Road Cliffs. They offer breathtaking views of Werribee's stunning coastline. See Werribee River meander through the landscape below from the clifftop.

You can go at sunset or sunrise because the cliffs are made of red clay and the colors at that time of day make the cliffs glow. My property is not far from the river and it has red clay soil too.

First, check that there are no flood warnings. You can walk along the walking trail, go fishing, and bird watching. Watch out for snakes and wildlife. You might spot a platypus!

And, marvel at the rugged beauty of the K Road Cliffs and the landscape.

Make sure you bring your camera along to capture stunning photos!

You'll find the cliffs further along K Road after Gate 2 to Werribee Park and Werribee Zoo. Keep driving to the end at the bend and you'll find a lookout where you can view them.

K Road Cliffs Werribee Victoria

I created the picture of the K Road Cliffs Werribee

5 Werribee South Beach Foreshore

At Werribee South Beach, you'll find gentle waves and views of Port Phillip Bay. You can take a stroll and laze in the warmth of the sun. And you can take part in the multitude of activities available, for instance, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle-boarding.

Early this year, a whale was spotted not far from shore. You can go and watch the sunset. And, view the You Yangs from the beach. The Beach is sure to provide unforgettable moments for you.

From the ramp you can launch boats, jet skis, canoes, and kayaks, I used to go jet skiing at this beach a long time ago.

Kitesurfing at Werribee South Beach

I created the image of Kite Surfing at Werribee South Beach

6 Wyndham Harbour

You'll find Wyndham Harbour is a short drive from Werribee. And, a great spot to chill out.

And, you can enjoy the views of the Port Phillip Bay skyline and its distant city lights.

Things you can do

  • Explore walking trails and cycle paths around the harbour
  • See the boats and yachts in the harbour
  • Drop in a line and go fishing
  • Relax by the beach

.Bring your camera, so you can capture these views.

Boats in Werribee Harbour

Wyndham Harbour photo taken by my daughter, and image created by me

7 Campbells Cove Beach

Pack a picnic basket and drive to Campbells Cove Beach for its scenic views. You'll find plenty of parking and two beaches.

Things you can do:

  • Take a relaxing stroll on the sand.
  • Breathe in the fresh sea air.
  • Launch your boat off the distant pier.
  • Build a sandcastle.

Make it an unforgettable experience!

Campbell Cove Werribee South Victoria

Campbells Cove photo taken by my daughter, and image created by me

8 Werribee Water Tower

I remember when Arts Assist was organizing the Werribee Water Tower to be painted with a giant mural. They chose Melbourne-based, Hayden Dewar. to be the mural artist.

The tower is 18m tall and originally built in 1914. And, the mural depicts the importance of water to Werribee.

Painted on the mural are:

  • Water Bailiff
  • Platypus
  • Growling Frog
  • Orange-bellied Parrot
  • River Red Gum
  • Werribee River

And, a Dethridge Wheel sits near the water tower.

Werribee Water Tower

I took the photo of the Water Tower

9 Werribee District Historical Society and Museum

Step back in time and explore Werribee's past at the Werribee District Historical Society and Museum. This attraction offers a wide range of permanent galleries and displays that tell unique stories about the region, such as its military history.

You can arrange a guided tour where the staff will share stories and facts about the area's cultural heritage. Remember to visit the museum shop and pick some souvenirs or local prints of historic buildings.

Go on the Werribee Heritage Tour. You can see St Andrew's Catholic Church. pictured below, the bluestone church dates from 1871. It has a Gothic design and a slate roof. Behind it you can see the current red brick church dates from 1938.

Werribee Historical Society and Museum

Werribee Historical Society and Museum image photographed by I

St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church

St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church image photographed by I

10 Werribee War Memorial

The Werribee War Memorial is found on the corner of Watton Street and Station Place.

The memorial commemorates those who served in World War One and Two. The pillar is constructed of Victorian grey granite and stands 20 feet tall.  The 59 men killed overseas, their names are engraved on the monument. along with the inscription "Their name liveth for evermore."

And, two further memorials commemorate Vietnam, and Boer War, Malaya, Korea, Borneo, and all peace-keepers are found on either side of the memorial.

War Memorial Werribee

I was with my grandchildren when I photographed the War Memorial. And, my granddaughter asked why the poppy wreath was at the base.

The poppy grew on the battlefields of the Western Front in France and Belgium. So, it symbolizes the remembrance of WWI.

11 Wyndham Art Gallery

The Wyndham Art Gallery is a City of Wyndham-owned and run gallery. And, explores the diverse cultural and social of its community,

It's committed to First Nations, and invites themed worked to showcase to highlight that not all voices are heard.

You'll find the art gallery at 177 Watton Street and the Wyndham Culture Centre.

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 9 am - 4.30 pm

Sat-Sun 11 am - 4 pm

Wyndham Culture Centre

The picture I created of Wyndham Culture Centre

12 B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia

Veterans and Volunteers help restore the B-24 Liberator bomber. This memorial serves as a unique and moving reminder of Australia's military heritage.

This B-24 Liberator is the only one left in the Southern Hemisphere and one of eight in the world.

And, you'll find it in one of the remaining World War Two hangars in Werribee's old airfield.

You can explore a virtual tour on the website. And, you can view artefacts related to the story of these brave individuals. Plus you'll learn about their contributions to the war effort.

World War II Hangar in Werribee Victoria

I created the image of the World War II Hangar using a panning technique as a passenger in a moving vehicle

13 Street Art

Go on a scavenger hunt looking for art in public places in the City of Wyndham.

Take the self-guided Werribee Art Walk. The walk goes for about one hour over one km in the city centre. And, you'll find places to stop, take a break, and have something to eat and drink.

Public Art in Werribee Victoria

Street Art and I

14 Walking Trails & Bike Paths & Share Paths in the City of Wyndham

You'll find Werribee River Trail is a shared path where you can take a stroll along the river or ride your bike. It's a place for walkers, cyclists, or even an afternoon's exploring.

Take a stroll along the banks of the Werribee River and explore the lush landscape. Immerse yourself in nature. Admire the native flora and fauna along winding trails that wind through wetlands, bushland, and cliff escarpments.

Keep an eye out for local wildlife as you traverse the paths such as platypus that you might find near the Chirnside Park area of the river trail.

The Federation Trail is also a shared path and is currently being transformed into a linear park and detours are in place until September 2023. The Wyndham area stretches over 6km and goes past wetlands. The trail passes sites such as the zoo entrance.

Some trails are Skeleton Creek and Heathdale/Glen Orden Wetlands Bike Trail. You'll find more details and more walking trails, bike paths, and shared paths.

Remember to bring your camera along, there are plenty of stunning scenic views to capture.

Trees along Werribee River

I photographed the river and trees in Spring along the River Trail and created the image.

Werribee Where to Stay

Holiday Inn Werribee

Centrally located in the city at 22 Synnot Street and opened in July 2021. The Holiday Inn offers modern facilities with an open lobby and Australian cuisine.

Situated on the upper levels of the building, you can see the views of the surrounding area.

Check Detail Read Reviews for Holiday Inn at Werribee

Holiday Inn Werribee Victoria

Holiday Inn photo by me

Quest Werribee

Centrally located in the city at 69 Synnot Street. The Quest is serviced apartments that are fully equipped.

Relatively across the road is a supermarket. And. a block away is the main street with restaurants, hotels, cates, and food outlets.

Get Details Read Reviews for Quest Werribee

Quest Werribee Victoria

Quest photo by me

Werribee and Activities Location Details

Where Is Werribee Located?

You'll find it's located west of Melbourne Victoria in the City of Wyndham.

And, it's off the Princess Freeway between Melbourne and Geelong. It's in the direction as you drive towards the Great Ocean Road. You can read my post about the Great Ocean Road.

You can find Werribee located on the map.

Location of Activities

You can see the activities located on the map.

Powered by GetYourGuide

Pin It For Later!

Things To Do In Werribee Victoria Australia
Werribee Things To Do Victoria Australia

Find Places to Visit from Werribee

In my other posts, you can find things to do for a day, overnight, or longer from Werribee. You can go on a road trip or take public transport.

Find ghost tours to experience in my post that you can read and there is one in Werribee.

Are you looking for more information, see my Melbourne travel guide page.

You can find things to do in Melbourne.

It's about 100 km to drive to Ballarat. You can read my post to find things to do in Ballarat.

And, you can go on a road trip to Great Ocean Road, so read my post to find things to do there.

What things interest you to do in Werribee? Leave a Comment!

You May Also Like…

Brim Silo Art Rest Stop

Brim Silo Art Rest Stop

Make a rest stop to see the Brim Silo Art Brim is nestled before Beulah and Hopetoun on the Henty Highway in Victoria....

22 Comments

  1. I had no idea there was so much to see and do in Werribee. We would certainly start with the Open Range Zoo and would want to do the Safari Tour bus on the savannah. Finishing up the day with a sunset view of the red clay cliffs would be perfect. And we would never pass on looking for colourful street art.

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. I’m glad to see that you found things that interest you.

      Reply
  2. Sounds like a really interesting place with such a variety of activities. I love the idea of a self-guided street-art tour. We went on a similar tour in Barcelona a few years ago and it was a fab way of exploring a city. We have friends who have emigrated to Melbourne and Werribee looks as if it would make a great trip from there.

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. Yes, art exploring is cool and you could make a day trip out from Melbourne.

      Reply
  3. I love the colorful boathouses. Looks like a fun place to wander around with a camera from morning until evening.

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. Yes, I like wandering with my camera, sounds like you do, too.

      Reply
  4. It sounds like a great fascinating location and fun spot to explore all day long with a wide range of activities.

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. Yes, things keep changing, as it grows.

      Reply
  5. Wish I’d read this before we booked our trip to Oz later this year! Love the idea of a ‘state rose garden’ – my husband, who endeavours to grow his own roses, would be dead keen to see it. For me, the street art would be a big draw along with the zoo and wildlife.

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. The zoo and the rose garden are all in the same precinct. Maybe, you’ll have time, or next time you visit. Have a great time visiting Melbourne and Australia.

      Reply
  6. Sounds like a wonderful location with so many activities for everyone to enjoy! I will need to visit one day. Love the colorful boathouses.

    – Vidhi |

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. Hope you have the opportunity to visit. The boathouses on the beach shore are on some other beaches around the Port Phillip Bay, too.

      Reply
  7. I love this list of things to do in Werribee. I’d love to do the Safari. My family has always wanted to go on one.

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. I love going on the safari ride at Werribee Open Range Zoo. And, I’m sure you and your family will love it too.

      Reply
  8. So many cool things to do in Werribee from a local’s perspective. With all the arts, nature, and history, it would be a perfect destination for me.

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. It’s interesting how you can learn about where someone else lives through the art, nature, and history.

      Reply
  9. There are so many wonderful things to do in Werribee! Thanks for sharing so many great options

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. Your welcome, yes there is a variety of things to do.

      Reply
  10. There are so many fun things ga to do in Werribee! I would love to visit!

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. Hope you get to visit Werribee!

      Reply
  11. Lots to do in Werribee! I’d want to experience them all. I hope to get to Australia some day.

    Reply
    • Thank you for reading. Hope you have the opportunity to visit Australia!

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.