Home to some of Victoria’s most remarkable tourist destinations drawing more than a million visitors each year, the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct is just 40 minutes away from Thornhill Park. Plan a day out and enjoy these family-friendly or date-day attractions.
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Experience an African safari close to home. Werribee Open Range Zoo is a sanctuary to a range of iconic animals from Africa and a variety of wildlife found in Asia, North America and Australia. There are highlights that you and your kids can delight in throughout the day, from the off-road safari tour, African cat encounter and various talks with keepers about lions, hippos and gorillas.
Open daily from 9:00am – 3:30pm
Entrance: Adult – $36.00; Child – $18.00
This boutique winery is known for its premium handcrafted wines, including famous varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Shiraz. Enjoy a gourmet dining experience in their rustic-style restaurant or purchase and taste their array of wines from the cellar door.
Cellar Door open daily from 11am – 5pm
Restaurant open daily from 12pm – 3pm on weekdays and 12pm – 4pm on weekends
The Mansion Hotel & Spa
Located behind the historical Werribee Mansion, The Mansion Hotel and Spa provides luxury and charm with its 91 deluxe rooms, indoor pool and spa, award-winning restaurant, snooker room and tennis courts. It is the perfect place to indulge and relax.
Victoria State Rose Garden
A grandiose display of six thousand roses of all types sprawling 4.75 hectares await in the Victoria State Rose Garden. The only winner of the World Federation of Rose Societies Award for Garden Excellence outside of Europe, the magnificent garden is in its full glory from November to April. Take a walk at your own leisure among hundreds of different roses or have lunch on the picnic area near the carpark.
Opens daily from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Entrance is free.