Sunset Safari


Saturday evenings from 14 January - 25 February


Werribee Open Range Zoo


5.30pm - 9.00pm


$59 Adult

$29 Child

$53.10 Member adult

$26.10 Member Child 

Enjoy an unforgettable evening to fight wildlife extinction​

Spend an incredible evening out with some of the world’s most iconic animals. Adventure onto the savannah for an intimate, extended safari tour and delight in immersive African performancesEnjoy cocktails and snacks at Hippo Beach or feast with family and friends on a traditional African braai BBQ.*

Sunset Safari helps Zoos Victoria support sister zoos such as Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre.

*Food and drink are not included in the price of admission.

Tour the savannah with an expert Safari Guide

Enjoy time with friends and family on an adventure through the open-range savannah. Keep an eye out for Werribee Open Range Zoo’s much-loved rhinos Kipenzi, Letaba and Si Si as you roam across the plains past our herds of giraffe and zebras. 

Explore the walking trail

Explore the zoo at dusk as you wander amongst meerkats, lions, monkeys, wild dogs, and hippos.

Move to the sounds of Africa 

Immerse yourself in the rhythm and soul of Africa during a performance of drums, song and dance. Feel inspired to jump up and join in as the beat takes over and the music moves you.

Indulge in cocktails and an African-inspired BBQ

Enjoy cocktails and snacks at Hippo Beach, or à la carte dining in the Meerkat Bistro with both indoor and outdoor seating available.

All food and drinks sold separately.

Pre-order your Meerkat Bistro meal 

Choose from two Mainland African meals; a Moroccan Tagine with chicken or a Summer vegetable Korma.

Pre-order delicious hampers

Choose from two share packs; the vegetarian-friendly Plant Forward Hamper, or the Premium Picnic Box with African inspired charcuterie meats smoked chicken, salami.

Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre

UWEC is Uganda’s premier zoo, connecting visitors with Uganda’s native species and conservation initiatives through its animal exhibits and education and research programs. UWEC works closely with the local community to assist with wildlife rescues and to provide veterinary support to sick or injured animals.

Sunset Safari helps Zoos Victoria support international conservation partners and sister zoos, including UWEC, to strengthen community engagement and foster actions that benefit wildlife, including the hippopotamus, African wild dogs and Grey crowned crane (Uganda’s national bird).


Getting here

Werribee Open Range Zoo is only a short 30 minute drive from Melbourne's CBD and is easily accessible via public transport. 

This event is wheelchair accessible. If you’re coming in a wheelchair, please contact customer service on 1300 966 784 to let us know.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is certified to the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).

Members get more!

Only $10.50 a month over 12 months
Unlimited entry to Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Kyabram Fauna Park
Kids join free on adult memberships
Free entry to five interstate zoos
Discounts at the Zoo Shop and from our zoo partners
Help fund our conservation work to fight wildlife extinction