Sunset Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Community Event

14 Jan 2023 to 25 Feb 2023 Weekly Event

The highly anticipated return of Werribee Open Range Zoo’s enchanting Sunset Safari experience is sparking awe and wonder among visitors for a fifth exciting year with a new route for the 2023 season.

As a golden glow descends over the Zoo’s Savannah during the summer evenings, safari buses take visitors on a mesmerising and immersive after-hours adventure to see some of the world’s most endangered animals.

This year, for the first time, visitors will embark on a new route with a focus on the fascinating behaviours of the Hippopotamus and learn from zoo guides about the threatened species’ plight in the wild and how to help.

Werribee Open Range Zoo Director Dr Mark Pilgrim said Sunset Safari is a must-do experience for people of all ages.

“Sunset Safari emulates the essence of an authentic African safari, and the experience is located right in the heart of Melbourne’s west with no plane ticket required,” Dr Pilgrim said.

In addition to seeing precious wildlife on the Savannah, a ticket to Sunset Safari provides access to the Zoo’s walking trails, interactive performances of drums, song and dance to the rhythm and soul of Africa, and a range of food and beverage options including bistro dining, snacks, cocktails and an African village braai.


From AU$29.00

Entry to the special after-hours event costs $59 for adults and $29 for children. Food and drink packages are sold separately and can be pre-booked or purchased on the night.

Event Dates

Weekly Event

14 Jan 2023 to 25 Feb 2023

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