Your Christmas Gift Guide

Need a little inspiration?

Here’s your ultimate Werribee and Surrounds Christmas gift guide for animal lovers, foodies and history buffs.

A wild adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo
An overnight, glamping Slumber Safari, Early Morning Savannah Experience or Ranger Mystery Tour; these are just some of the incredible animal encounters available at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Young, old or somewhere in between, these are the ideal gift experiences for all ages.

Unique finds from local creatives
Catch up with friends and family over brunch and tick off your Christmas shopping at one of the local makers markets this month, including the Hoppers Junction Christmas Market on 3 December, Celebrate Christmas in Werribee City Centre on 10 – 11 December, the Tarneit Twilight Christmas Market on 16 December. Or browse local and Australian-made homewares, fashion and gifts at the Love Local Store in Werribee City Centre.

An after-dark tour of Werribee Mansion
What Was That is a theatrical production performed at night in the Werribee Park Mansion. Based on the true story of the Chirnside family, this immersive play is a great way to experience the history of the precinct. Gift vouchers are available. 

Master the art of the BBQ with a Cordon Bleu trained chef
Learn how to cook the perfect BBQ at Werribee-based EssencebbqLAB. On this complete BBQ experience, participants are guided through a 5-hour, 10-course masterclass by Bart Beek who trained at the famous Cordon Bleu school in Paris and holds the position of Executive Chef for Everdure by Heston Blumenthal. An ideal gift for your other half or adult family members.

Underground barrel hall tour and tasting at Shadowfax Winery
Descend the red spiral staircase to discover Shadowfax’s expansive underground barrel hall. Enjoy a guided wine tasting by one of the expert Cellar Door staff as you taste your way through seven latest release wines and a selection of delicious wine-friendly snacks. The ideal gift for foodies and lovers of wine. Gift vouchers are available online.

A stylish pop-up picnic with a European twist at The Refectory
Give the gift of a lavish picnic at The Refectory Parlour at Werribee Park Mansion. Here, the team do all the hard work for you, setting up a beautiful picnic within the expansive gardens of Werribee Park. Various picnic hampers and gift cards are available.

Learn how to clay shoot with an Olympic champion at Go Shooting
Master the art of clay shooting and learn from some of the best in the business at Go Shooting, which was formed by two of the most well-known clay target shooters in the world: Russell Mark, Olympic Gold Medallist and ‘Best in History in Olympic Double Trap’, and Lauryn Mark, triple-Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and dual Olympian.

A weekend of indulgence at Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park
When it comes to gift giving, Lancemore Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park have you well and truly covered. Choose from spa treatments, bed and breakfast packages, high tea or dining vouchers.

Tick off your list under one roof at Pacific Werribee
At Pacific Werribee you’ll find more than 300 stores, including international brands such as H&M, TK Maxx, and Uniqlo. Make a list (and check it twice) or take advantage of Pacific Werribee’s gift giving guide, with gift ideas for adults, teens and kids.

Get creative with Social Artist or Pinot and Picasso
Your friends or loved ones can unleash their inner artist and create their own masterpiece at a painting session with Social Artist or Pinot and Picasso. Paired with BYO snacks and perhaps a glass of wine or two, these interactive painting experiences make for a great gift you can enjoy together.


Shadowfax tasting


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