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Werribee Open Range Zoo

Wild Nights 2018

Wild Nights returns these winter school holidays!

For eight nights only, spot animals by torchlight and see Werribee Open Range Zoo come to life after dark!

Watch dazzling fire performers and lantern parades, toast marshmallows by the campfire, explore the secret garden and get lost in the glow zone.

Hot chocolates, mulled wine and warm winter food will all be available on the night.


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

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Looking for the ultimate Wild Nights experience?

  • Cirque Africa

    Wild Nights & Cirque Africa Package

    Includes your entry ticket to Wild Nights and Cirque Africa peformance!  

    Cirque Africa is an exciting 30 minute acrobatic performance under the Big Top, bringing all the colour and energy of African culture.

    Bookings are available for 6.00pm and 7.00pm shows each night and spaces are limited.

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  • Dusk Safari

    Wild Nights, Cirque Africa & Dusk Safari Package

    Includes your entry ticket to Wild Nights, Cirque Africa peformance and Dusk Safari Tour!

    Get the full Wild Nights experience by booking a 7.00pm Cirque Africa performance and a special one hour Dusk Safari Tour with our guides. Immerse yourself in the sights, smells and sounds of the savannah as you find yourself surrounded by magnificent wildlife, including rhinos, zebras and antelopes.

    Dusk Safari bookings are available for 4.50pm and 5.10pm each night and spaces are limited.

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