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Enjoy a truly memorable overnight experience with a Slumber Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo. It is the ideal getaway for couples, groups, families or colleagues providing an Out of Africa escape, just 30 minutes from the heart of Melbourne.

Slumber Safari brings together unique accommodation with a fully hosted experience including amazing close-up animal encounters, drinks and dips at sunset, a sumptuous dinner, awesome night-time activities including a night walk and toasting marshmallows around the evening campfire then a delicious supper of scones, jam and cream. In the morning you can watch the animals on the African savannah awaken and enjoy a buffet breakfast served in the Safari Dining Hut as you take in the view.

Our safari camp offers an exceptional glamping (luxury camping) experience, with stunning tented lodges and creature comforts including en-suites, fans and electric blankets. The design has an authentic and earthy touch that says ‘safari’ and, with just eight tents in total, you share this amazing experience with just a few others. For those who want to chill out and relax, you have your very own purpose-built balcony, overlooking the Werribee River and the Zoo's wonderful African savannah.

Adult-only camps are available each month and gift cards are also available. 

Your Slumber Safari includes:

  • 2 days of Zoo entry
  • African-inspired dinner and buffet breakfast
  • Fully hosted safari experience
  • Animal encounter and exclusive animal viewing opportunities
  • 15% discount in the Village Trader (Zoo shop)
  • 10% off additional Wild Encounters during your visit (subject to availability).

Please note: Animal encounters may vary slightly on each Slumber Safari.


Dates open for bookings in March & April 2017

  • Tuesday 11th April
  • Wednesday 12th April
  • Monday 17th April
  • Thursday 27th April
  • Sunday 30th April
  • Thursday 4th May (10% Discount Night)
  • Sunday 7th May
  • Thursday 11th May (10% Discount Night
  • Sunday 14th May
  • Thursday 18th May (10% Discount Night)
  • Friday 19th May 
  • Sunday 21st May (Adults Only ) 


Easter School Holiday Dates & May now open!


Availability current at 20th March


Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit zoo based conservation organisation. Your visit helps us fight wildlife extinction.


Looking for an extended escape? Check out our Slumber Safari 2-Night Escape Package by clicking here

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Booking info

$320 per adult, $165 per child. 10% discount for Zoo Members. Minimum fee per lodge is $640. (Please note there is a $100 surcharge for Saturday night.)
Group size 
A lodge can accommodate families of up to 5.
Friday, Saturday and Sundays. School Holidays and Adults Only nights also available.

Bookings can be made by calling
1300 966 784. 

Payment must be made at the time of booking.

Slumber Safari is an all weather program. Please read our tips, terms and conditions.

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