wild nights @ werribee open range zoo

For 8 nights only!  Werribee Open Range Zoo comes to life after dark with their WILD NIGHTS program for 2018.

There are fire shows, marshmallow toasting, lantern parades, animal goodnight ceremony, glow in the dark fun and the mysterious secret garden to explore plus DO NOT MISS Cirque Africa in the heated and seated tent - this is an acrobatic performance showcasing the sights and sounds of Africa! 

Warm winter fare will be available in the cosy Meerkat Bistro and a few options at Hippo Beach too plus the indoor play space, Ranger Kids has been transformed into a GLOW ZONE so check that out too.

Activities included in you Wild Nights entry price
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Fire Performers at Main Entrance

6.45pm – 6.55pm
Animals’ Goodnight Ceremony at Main Entrance

7.00pm – 7.30pm
Lantern Parade at Cheetah Lawn

8.00pm – 8.30pm
Lantern Parade at Cheetah Lawn

From 5.30pm – 8.30pm

  • Marshmallow Toasting
  • Secret Garden
  • Bandicoot Hideout
  • Monkey House behind-the-scenes
  • Glow Zone
  • Keeper Talks: Hippo, Cheetah, Lion and Wild Dogs

Cirque Africa
Will also be doing evening performances during Wild Nights and this is an additional optional activity on top of your Wild Nights entry fee. Bookings essential as spaces are limited. You can check out more information here on Cirque Africa or head straight to their booking page here.

There are 2 shows in the evening one at 6pm and one at 7pm.

Mamma's hot tips:
- RUG UP - make sure you are toasty and warm to enjoy all the fun
- If you have little kids, get there early and see the early (6pm) Cirque Africa show - this show is an absolute MUST
-  Take your own torch OR you can buy small bright ones from the shop.
- It is dark so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to navigate to the shows and entertainment you want to see
- Take your own sticks and marshmallows. You get a couple for free at the mallow fire but there are fire barrels along the paths and you can stop and have your own toasting session
- we got to see lions, hippos, wild African dogs and monkeys however this night was more about the novelty of being out and about at night - we always have a GREAT TIME!

the nitty gritty

July 7 - July 14 2018

5:30pm - 9.00pm
Note: Ticket-holders can enter from 4pm (activities start 5.30pm)

adult: $35 or adult members are $10
kids 4–15 years: $7 or $5 for members
Under 4 years: Free

If you want to see Cirque Africa you will need to book for that (there is a package for both!)

Werribee Zoo
K Road 
Werrbee South