Werribee isn’t just a great place to live or invest. The suburb boasts a number of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations. So, in between checking out you next investment property, take time out to check one of these great attractions.
Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Rd, Werribee South
This offers a totally unique zoo experience and at times can almost seem like a real safari as the zoo provides the animals with the closest possible authentic natural habitat. There are trails to walk or for the full experience grab the safari bus and see the whole zoo. If you are there late, take advantage of the sunset safari, an experience which also includes food and drink, as well as African themed entertainment. The night we were there the guides, who were knowledgeable, humorous and engaging, made the experience even more enjoyable.
Werribee Park Mansion, Gate 2, K Road, Werribee
This beautifully restored Italianate mansion, built in the 1870s, is really seeing, even if only from the outside. It is located within superb formal gardens, which are free to wander or for your family picnic. There is also a café and hotel (with spa) as well, but you don’t have to spend money to enjoy these magnificent surrounds. The grounds and buildings have historical, scientific, archaeological and aesthetic significance, so if in Werribee, make sure a visit is on the agenda.
Victoria State Rose Garden, Gate 2, K Rd, Werribee South
This stunning collection of roses is actually located in the grounds of Werribee Park, but is so spectacular it is worth mentioning in its own right. Obviously this is a seasonal delight, however, with over 5000 roses on display, this is a sight worth seeing. The roses bloom between November and April, providing a sea of bright colour. There are gazebos and benches as well so you can break your walk if a rest or shade is needed.
Harpley Estate Playground, Black Forest Rd, Werribee VIC 3030
Just had to include this one for the kids, as it would be a great bribe to keep them on track as you check out Werribee properties. This is a fantastic ‘adventure’ playground and is so big and with so many bits and pieces of equipment that your littlies may need a couple of hours to fully explore it. There are ‘arty’ pieces of sculpture which add to the whole feel of the place, but it will be the flying foxes and stepping stone maze that will really be popular with your little ones.