Werribee Open Range Zoo

Wild Nights

Share your photos and win!

Share your Wild Nights photos with us for a chance to win an overnight stay at Quest Werribee and entry to Werribee Open Range Zoo for a family (2 adults and 2 children). Plus three runners-up will receive a double pass for an Open Vehicle Adventure at the Zoo.

 Terms and conditions apply. Submit your photos here.

About Wild Nights

Bring your torch and a sense of adventure to Wild Nights at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

These winter school holidays, explore the Zoo as it comes to life after dark with thrilling fire shows, animal encounters, marshmallow toasting, the shadow puppet theatre and a secret garden to explore.

Your wild evening of adventure kicks off from 5:30pm when you can walk around the Pula Reserve and spot Lions, Wild Dogs and Cheetah on the prowl and Hippos wallowing in the deep ponds or enjoying a late night feed on the beach by torch light.

You can also get close to some of Australia’s most fascinating nocturnal creatures at Bandicoot Hideout – a new exhibit that’s home to the critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot along with other nocturnal natives including Squirrel Gliders, Growling Grass Frogs and the Tawny Frog Mouth.

Warm up in the Meerkat Bistro with our special winter menu or grab a hot chocolate and enjoy shadow puppet shows. Then head back outside to toast marshmallows around the campfire, let your kids light up in the night in the interactive Glow Zone featuring special glow in the dark activities, and watch the nightly fire shows.

Our Serval under the Stars presentation will have you in awe as you watch the amazing African cats leap, hunt and climb before your very eyes. With only two presentations a night, and a limited capacity at each show, make sure you express your interest in seeing the show at Admissions - seats are limited and will fill quickly.

And the new indoor play space, Ranger Kids, will provide a comfy spot for parents and big kids to relax while the little ones transform themselves into vets and rangers, caring for plush animals in the medic tent and testing out the wooden helicopter.

Wild Nights is running for a limited time these winter school holidays, for 15 nights only from 28 June to 12 July. Admission fees apply.

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WIN! A night's stay at Quest Werribee and family entry to Werribee Open Range Zoo

Experience Wild Nights these winter school holidays and share your photos for a chance to win an overnight stay at Quest Werribee and a family pass to visit Werribee Open Range Zoo. Plus, three runners-up will receive a double pass to experience an Open Vehicle Adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Submit your photos and view the terms and conditions here.

Dusk Open Vehicle Adventure

This year visitors to Wild Nights can also book a twilight tour of the African savannah spotting rhinos, zebra and antelope with an Open Vehicle Adventure. This twilight adventure is only available during Wild Nights and spaces are limited. For more information visit www.zoo.org.au/dusk-ova

Slumber Safari

For those looking for something extra special, stay overnight at the Slumber Safari Camp, complete with luxury tents and electric blankets! Your Slumber experience must be booked in advance. For more details visit www.zoo.org.au/slumber-safari.