Discover more about Melbourne and Victoria's colonial story and aviation history in Werribee, just over the West Gate Bridge from Melbourne's centre.
Wander the stunning gardens of Werribee Mansion, a significant colonial homestead built in the late 1870s. Admire the traditional roses (stunning in full bloom from November through to April) at the adjacent Victoria State Rose Garden and contemporary sculpture on the Werribee Park Sculpture Walk.
Come face-to-face with giraffes, zebras, wallabies and emus on safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo, see migratory wading birds at Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands, and encounter Port Phillip Bay's marine life at Point Cook Marine Sanctuary.
Other Werribee highlights include taking flight in a Tiger Moth and checking out the huge collection of military aircraft at Point Cook RAAF Museum, tasting wines at Shadowfax Winery, or enjoying a dip at Werribee South Foreshore. Take a leisurely stroll around Werribee River and venture out on a kayak. Spend a day on the trail at You Yangs Regional Park and discover Aboriginal rock wells on Big Rock.