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Why travel thousands of kilometres when a taste of African adventure is at your doorstep. Only 30 minutes from Melbourne, Werribee Open Range Zoo is full of amazing animals living in a wide, open savannah. Discover grazing rhinos, giraffes and zebras, see cheeky monkeys and cheetahs at play and get close to a pride of lions. You can even meet a family of hippos in the new Kubu River Hippos Experience.

I arrived at Werribee in a very hot summer temperature of i think at least 38degrees celcius but despite of the heat, there were so many people who wanted to see the animals in their natural habitat. So after a few meter walk from the trail, I ceased to function and grabbed a take away brekkie from Hungry Jacks and there after, took a shuttle service for the tour of the range.

From the zoo, I visited Williamstown.

Williamstown is approximately 15 minutes by car from Melbourne via the west gate freeway.

Williamstown is also called by the local residents as "Willy".

In the past decade Williamstown has received a face lift and become a major tourism drawcard. It retains the coherence and charm of a maritime village, due, in no small part, to the many historic buildings. A proliferation of cafes and restaurants are a major feature of Nelson Place which runs adjacent the foreshore while boats and  yachts decorate the shoreline and ships sail through the estuary en route to the port of Melbourne.
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