Here’s how to make the most of 48 hours and experience all that’s on offer across Werribee, Point Cook and surrounds
DAY 1 – WERRIBEE PARK PRECINCT
listed trees, heritage orchard and the internationally recognised Victoria State Rose Garden, an award-winning winery and a 5-star hotel.
Shadowfax Winery serves up delicious food, paired with award-winning wines or alternatively, pick up one
of their picnic hampers and enjoy lunch within the sprawling
gardens of Werribee Park.
Next stop is the Werribee Open Range Zoo where you can meet curious meerkats, head off road though the savannah spotting rhinos, giraffe, zebra and hippos, come face to face with lions or take a leisurely wander through the Australian Journey to spot kangaroos, koalas and other native wildlife. Join one of the Zoo’s animal encounters for an extra special experience.
Some great options include Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar at Lancemore Mansion Hotel or Shadowfax Wines (open Friday and Saturday for dinner only). Alternatively, in town (Werribee City Centre), the recently revamped Bridge Hotel Werribee (by the MoL group) serves up pub classics with modern flair.
Learn about the fascinating history of Werribee Mansion by joining a night tour with Essence Productions. Called What Was That? this roaming play combines history, comedy and scary elements. Tours run on weekend nights.
High end: Lancemore Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park – luxurious accommodation in the heart of the Werribee Park Precinct.
Mid-range: Quest Werribee – offering studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in central Werribee.
DAY 2 – BAY WEST TRAIL
Discover the best of Werribee & Surrounds by driving the scenic Bay West Trail, accessible from the Princes Freeway (M1) this
driving route takes you through the heart of the Werribee South market garden region, and takes in attractions such as Wyndham Harbour, RAAF Museum and the Point Cook Costal Park and Marine Sanctuary.
Fuel up for a day’s adventure with a hearty breakfast from Wyndham Cache and stock up on some local goodies from the deli before hitting the road.
Check out K Road Cliffs - these impressive limestone cliffs tower over the Werribee River, changing colour throughout the day, and are a prime
location for spotting native wildlife and migratory birds.
Further along, Campbells Cove Boat Houses are a quirky and colourful collection of heritage listed beach houses which have brightened the foreshore since the 1920s. If the weather is warm, a visit to the Werribee South Foreshoreis a must.
Grab a bite to eat at Ohana Pizza at Wyndham Harbour - Melbourne’s newest harbour suburb. After lunch stroll along the Boardwalk, taking in the views of Port Phillip Bay.
Visit the RAAF Museum in Point Cook, where interactive flight displays take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 1pm (subject to weather). Or take to the
skies for your own sky high adventure in a vintage Tiger Moth with Joyflights Melbourne.
The Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary is another hidden gem; protecting 290 hectares of shoreline, it is largest park in Victoria’s system of marine national parks and sanctuaries.
LATE AFTERNOON / EVENING
Head to Werribee City Centre, popular spots include the Bridge Hotel Werribee and The Park Werribee or wander along Watton Street, Werribee’s very own ‘Eat Street’ packed full of delicious food offerings from all around the world.