Werribee Top 5 Attractions
(header image courtesy of Werribee Open Range Zoo)
From lavish and stately mansions to roaming zoos, Werribee is a scenic suburb teeming with world-famous attractions, colourful history and strong community vibe. Aside from the many popular landmarks, museums and parks that invite tourists to the area, Werribee over the years has become a satellite city to Melbourne where many families choose to live more spaciously in suburban bliss while opting for the breezy 30-40 minute commute by car or rail into the CBD for work. Werribee continues to grow in population, access and resources and has become an excellent choice for Melbournians looking to upgrade their homes while pulling back the pace on the weekends.
Our hockingstuart Werribee local experts share their favourite shops and boutiques:
(image courtesy of Werribee Open Range Zoo)
- Werribee Open Range Zoo: Jump aboard the Open Range Zoo tour vehicle and step into a scene from the African safari. Giraffes, elephants, zebras, hippos and rhinos (among many other creatures) wander the open grounds of the zoo, often approaching tour groups adding to the singular thrill of seeing these exquisite creatures up close and personal. The Werribee Open Range Zoo is also home to an impressive band of gorillas, which is one of the largest exhibits in the world.
- Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park: One of Australia’s most grand and palatial hotel properties, the Werribee Mansion Hotel & Spa sits on a sprawling four acres complete with a carefully tended rose garden and is a popular attraction for international as well as interstate tourists. Curious visitors who are enthusiasts of Downton Abbey and other such lore can tour the Italian-style mansion for free as part of Open House Melbourne weekend this July 27-28. Guests often book for weekend staycations or a spa retreat, and plenty return to marvel at the grounds and take in the fascinating and somber history of the estate and its original owners - Thomas and Andrew Chirnside, two Scotsman who migrated to Australia in the 1800s.
- Riverwalk Village Park: Perfect for hot summer days or even a balmy fall evening, the Riverwalk Village Park in Werribee is all about water. Known for its free water play space with various jets splashing from the ground in every which direction much to the delight of its visitors, the Riverwalk is the place to be for all - both young and old. Families can happily camp out during the day and enjoy the smartly laid out barbecue facilities and picnic areas that invite neighbours to kick back and socialise.
- Wyndham Harbour: Touted as Melbourne’s newest harbour suburb, Wyndham Harbour is a sparkling new luxury marina community with various waterfront cafes and restaurants that offer its guests beautiful views while sipping their coffee or having lunch. It’s easy to lose track of time, immersed in the scenery watching the boats moored at the harbour. This area, like the rest of Werribee, has also experienced major growth and continues to develop with its community.
- Watton Street: Whether you’re craving Indian, Modern Australian or Thai, Watton Street is the place to be for great food in Werribee. Bustling with cafes, bars and highly-celebrated restaurants, it is ritual for locals in Werribee to peruse the strip often for menu updates at their favourite spots and enjoy a night on the town.
hockingstuart Werribee’s Senior Sales Consultant and Auctioneer Sam McCarthy is a proud local who is pleased with the way Werribee is growing and evolving, “I have lived in Werribee all of my life and I know we have a great community that is forever growing and really multicultural. It’s very family-oriented with some fantastic cafes and we are so lucky to have the likes of the Werribee Zoo and Mansion on our doorstep!”
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