Werribee River, Werribee

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The Werribee River is a perennial river of the Port Phillip catchment that is located on the plain west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The headwaters of a tributary, the Lerderderg River, are north of Ballan near Daylesford and it flows across the basalt plain, through the suburb of Werribee to enter Port Phillip. A linear park follows the Werribee River along much of its course. In total the Werribee River completes a journey of approximately.
The river flows through the Werribee Gorge State Park before being utilised for irrigation of market gardens at Bacchus Marsh, then through Werribee where it is crossed by the Maltby By-pass. It then flows through the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee Park, and finally the small coastal settlement of Werribee South before entering Port Phillip. The Western Treatment Plant, a sewage treatment site, is located near the mouth of the river, and supplies irrigation needs to the zoo.
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  • A nice place to stop on our day trip. Lots of parking and it's very clean. A lovely place for a nice walk.  more »
  • Wish more people were aware of the wonderful Werribee River and it goes so far and changes in looks and features is such a beautiful and partially unknown area even by so many of the older residents. ...  more »
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  • The Werribee River is a very surprising place. Go far enough upstream and you may be lucky to hear the lions at the Zoo there roar at night. You'd think you are in Africa. The cliffs at the bend are quite special. Only draw back is the amount of farming nutrients are effecting the water quality. We will visit the river again.
  • Great place to take the dog for a long or short walk whilst enjoying the sound and sights of the river. Wide, safe walking paths. Quiet and peaceful. Native plant life.
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