Werribee Open Range Zoo’s sunset safari to shine bright again in 2021

Werribee Open Range Zoo is excited to announce the return of its immersive after-hours wildlife experience, Sunset Safari.

The enchanting, must-see safari adventure gives visitors the chance to experience nature and the outdoors on the Zoo’s luminous open plains at sunset, and will run for six weeks from February 6-March 13. During the unforgettable evenings, visitors will learn about fighting wildlife extinction whilst in the presence of some of the world’s most iconic animals, including rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, lions and hippopotamus.

The special event includes:

  • Admission to a small-group safari bus and intimate experience with a Safari Guide
  • After-hours access to the sights, smells and sounds of the Zoo’s savannah, at a time of day where many animals tend to be most active
  • An authentic performance of drums, song and dance to the rhythm and soul of Africa and;

Food package options of cocktails, canapés, a traditional African braai barbecue or à la carte dining. Werribee Open Range Zoo Director Glen Holland said Sunset Safari is an exclusive glimpse into the lives of the precious animals that call the Zoo home.

Proceeds from Sunset Safari help Zoos Victoria support international conservation partner, Rhino Fund Uganda, in
their efforts to save the Southern white rhino from extinction. Rhinos are under serious threat from illegal poaching due to an escalating demand for rhino horn. It’s estimated that three African rhinos are killed every day, and less than 20,000 Southern White Rhinos remain in the wild. Rhino Fund Uganda aims to recover the country’s population of rhinos and reintroduce the species to Uganda following their extinction in the region in the 1980s.

Sunset Safari is held from 5.30pm to 9pm every Saturday, from February 6 to March 13. Entry to the special after-hours event costs $79 for adults and $49 for children. Food and drink packages are sold separately and can be pre booked or purchased on the night.

Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Sunset Safari is operating with a COVIDSafe plan in place, visitor numbers are capped and all tickets must be pre-purchased online.

To book or for more information visit

SOURCE: Werribee Open Range Zoo


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