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A Wild Night Out - then home to  your own bed

Great fun for all ages, but some nights are reserved for grownups only

Do you want a “no kids” experience for a change?

We do reserve some nights for guests aged 16 and over. Contact us to enquire about dates.


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If you want to spend an evening with the Wild Things, then head home to your own bed

Do you love the idea of a night in the Australian bush, but you want to head home to your own bed at the end of your adventure?

The Australian bush puts on an entrancing display of wild nature after dark. Bring a torch and join in a ranger-led spotlighting tour for a program jam packed with animal action, from meeting Walkabout Park friendly furry and scaly and spiky residents, to playing tug of war with the devils and spotlighting for wildlife in the trees and undergrowth.

Prices & Times: Evening Tours

If, due to weather or sunset time or animal activity, there are any changes to scheduled times of activities, we will let you know using the mobile phone number you give us at time of booking.

Gate Entry
You will need to purchase Gate Entry tickets for each person.

4:00pm Aboriginal Sites, Archaeology & Culture
Add $100 for the first person. Add $50 for each additional person. Minimum age 16.

6:00pm Animal Encounters & Spotlighting
Add $100 for the first person. Add $10 for each additional person. Any age.

Ticket Types: Adult & Child

Adult: Age 16 or over.

Child: Age 0 to 15. We do not have a minimum age as many 'zoo snooze' programs do, but you do pay for infants.

Wild Night Out for all ages. Whether you've got children with you or you're just a big kid yourself, this is the most amazing way to meet Australia's weird and wonderful wildlife.

Wild Night Out for adults. For adults who want a grown-ups only night out without kids, we do have some dates reserved with a minimum age of 16.


What to expect

What to expect: On arrival

Usual arrival and check-in time is half an hour before your Tour is due to start, unless you have made other arrangements with us. We don't recommend an early check-in as part of the magic of a nocturnal tour is first meeting the animals at dusk. If you have arranged to arrive after 5:30pm when the gates are locked, you will need to phone us on 43751100 to get in.

When you arrive, take your luggage to reception to complete the check-in process and get your keys. Your ranger will give you a park map with a schedule of activities for the 2nd day of your visit. Most importantly, you will be given easy-to-follow safety information about the animals. This animal safety information is vital as you will be stepping into the animals' world.

Once you have the safety information and your map, you can enter the park and meet the animals. When you check in we will explain to you how to enjoy the park, keeping in mind your and the animals' safety.

Return to the veranda at the Visitor Centre 5 minutes before your tour is due to start. Your ranger will meet you there.

What to expect: Evening Tours

The 4pm Aboriginal Sites, Archaeology & Culture tour takes 1½ to 2 hours. This tour is designed for adults (minimum age 16). Follow the bush tracks along the ridgeline to ancient Aboriginal sites. Look back across the Calga valley to other important sites connected across the Cultural Landscape. Explore the lore concepts of The Dreaming, Creation Stories and Songlines. The reason we do not include younger children in the 4pm tour is because we cover complex concepts of lore, and there is not enough time to cover everything we do while 'translating' it for younger children. If you would like your younger children to have a similar experience, you may consider engaging a personal ranger.

The 6pm Animal Encounters & Spotlighting tour takes 1½ to 2 hours. Meet Walkabout Park’s friendly residents, then go spotlighting to spy on the animals as the bush comes alive at dusk. Play tug of war with the Tasmanian devils. Get up close and hands-on with Australia’s weird and wonderful wildlife. This tour is designed for all ages.

What to expect: Dinner

You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner or refreshments.

If you have booked the 4pm ranger tour, the tour finishes at around 6pm. If you have brought a picnic, this is a good time to have your dinner.

If you have booked the 6pm ranger tour, there will be a half-hour break at around 7pm when you can relax at the Visitor Centre. If you have brought a picnic, this is a good time to have your dinner.

What to expect: Campfire

The 6pm Animal Encounters and Spotlighting tour finishes up with a campfire at around 8pm. Occassionally, because of extreme weather (e.g. if there are high winds or a total fire ban), we cannot go ahead with the campfire. However, this is very rare. When we do have a campfire, we supply the marshmallows for toasting and tell Dreamtime stories. You're welcome to relax around the campfire until 9pm when your program ends.

What to expect: Check-out and departure

If you have booked the 4pm tour, departure time from the park will be at 7pm.

If you have booked the 6pm tour, departure time from the park will be at 9pm.




Preparing for your Wild Night Out

Minimum age

Every booking must include at least one responsible person over the age of 18. Adults must supervise the children in their care at all times and ensure children behave considerately towards people and animals, follow the directions of the rangers, and comply with all Walkabout Park rules.

Alcohol policy

You are welcome to bring along a bottle of wine or a couple of beers to enjoy responsibly with your meal, on condition that this does not interfere in any way with other guests, the rangers or the animals. Please enjoy your beverages discretely at your table during dinner, and do not walk about with them. Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park reserves the right to limit or prohibit the consumption of alcohol at any time, solely at the ranger on duty's discretion, and visitors engaging in dangerous or inconsiderate behaviour will be required to leave in which case there will be no refund!

What to bring with you

  • Picnic dinner.
  • Camera and spare batteries.
  • Torch and spare batteries.
  • Mobile phone charger.
  • Closed comfortable walking shoes or boots.
  • Warm jacket.
  • Wet weather rain jacket (this is an all-weather adventure, and it can rain at any time of the year).

What you can buy at the gift shop

If you need anything from the shop at the visitor centre, tell your ranger who can assist you.

  • Fresh-ground coffee from our wonderful barista machine (yes, your coffee is made with fresh milk)
  • Chocolates, chips, ice-creams and cold drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Headache tablets, Sunscreen, Insect repellent
  • Rain ponchos
  • Toys, games and souvenirs

Booking and payment policy

Bookings are essential, and may be made by email at or telephone (02) 4375 1100. Full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Terms & Conditions

100% cancellation fee applies on all bookings.

Cancellation by Walkabout Park

This is an all-weather event so we usually go ahead in the rain. However, if Walkabout Park believes the weather or other conditions may be unsafe for people or animals, we will cancel a booking. Whenever possible, you will be contacted in advance so it is important that you give us contact details that we can use to reach you right up until the time of your arrival. If we cancel your booking you will be given the option of either rescheduling to another date, or receiving a full refund. In the event of bad weather and if you have not heard from us, please call (02) 4375 1100 before 11am on the day of your booking to find out whether the program is going ahead. Note, cancellation due to weather is extremely unlikely as this is an all-weather event, so bring your rain gear as the rain just adds another dimension of fun to the experience.


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