Melbourne may be the last place in the world you would except to experience an African safari, but Werribee Open Range Zoo will soon change your mind! This amazing family attraction can be found around 35 kms from the city centre and those in search of centrally located hotels Melbourne has to offer can consider The Langham Melbourne. Featuring luxury Melbourne accommodation, this well placed property is situated on the well known Southbank Promenade. A 30 minute drive from the city will bring you to the Werribee Open Range Zoo which features open range habitats similar to those the animals are used to in the wild. If you love big cats make sure to visit Lions on the Edge where amidst a savannah setting you will find four magnificent lions. Also worth experience is the Safari Tour where you will go past giraffes, zebras and rhinos, the Kubu River Hippos that can be found in an African wetland environment and the enthralling gorilla exhibit which is one of the biggest in the world.