Discover Things to Do in Werribee for Adults [and Kids]
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List of Things to Do in Werribee Victoria
Are you looking for things to do in Werribee from a local's perspective? Then you've come to the right place. You'll find activities for locals and visitors alike, so check them out.
You'll find outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. And, you can find a variety of activities indoors and outdoors. Make the most of your time in this city.
You Can Find
- 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
- Werribee Where to Stay
- Where is Werribee Located?
- Location of Activities
- Find Places to Visit from Werribee
Experience Werribee Open Range Zoo
- Werribee is known for its open range zoo with its safari tour on the Savannah and the Australian section. Get this ticket here. It gets you entry into the zoo and the safari tour is included.
- Upgrade, get up close, and capture photos of rhinos, giraffes, zebras, plus more on a deluxe safari adventure experience. Where you'll travel on the Werribee Open Range Zoo plains with your zoo guide.
What are the Activities to do in Werribee?
- Werribee Open Range Zoo
- Werribee Park Mansion
- Victoria State Rose Garden
- K Road Cliffs
- Werribee South Beach Foreshore
- Wyndham Harbour
- Campbells Cove Beach
- Werribee Water Tower
- Werribee District Historical Society and Museum
- Werribee War Memorial
- Wyndham Art Gallery
- B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia
- Public Art
- Walking Trails & Bike Paths
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. With the majority of enclosures being open range, 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, and an overnight slumber safari, plus more.
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 a few times and have been to Werribee Park many times. And, I had my wedding photos taken out the front of the mansion.
You can go for a wander through its lush English gardens, lake, and grotto. And, you can explore the gift shop and farmer's market. Then, you can wander around 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 for both 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.
Title "Werribee Park"
Creator T. Collins 1968
Copyright Source State Library of Victoria
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 are sure to bring a smile to your face.
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. You can find that if you have a property not far from the river, the soil is also red clay.
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
5 Werribee South Beach Foreshore
At Werribee South Beach, you'll find gentle waves and views of Port Phillip Bay. Take a stroll, laze in the warmth of the sun, or take part in the multitude of activities available. Like 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.
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.
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!
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
- Growling Frog
- Orange-bellied Parrot
- River Red Gum
- Werribee River
And, a Dethridge Wheel sits near 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 to pick up 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 which dates from 1938.
Historical Society and Museum
St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church
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.
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.
Mon-Fri 9 am - 4.30 pm
Sat-Sun 11 am - 4 pm
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 artifacts related to the story of these brave individuals. Plus you'll learn about their contributions to the war effort.
World War II Hangar
13 Public Art
Go on a scavenger hunt looking for art in public places in the City of Wyndham.
Take the self-guided Werribee Public Art Walking Tour with free audio. The walk goes for about one hour over one km in the city centre. And, you can find places to stop, take a break, and have something to eat and drink.
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. In the Wyndham area, it stretches over 6km and goes past wetlands. The trail passes sites such as the zoo entrance.
A couple of other 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, click here.
Remember to bring your camera along, there are plenty of stunning scenic views to capture.
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.
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.
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 on the way from Melbourne to Geelong. As you drive towards the Great Ocean Road. You can read my post about the Great Ocean Road.
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