Sydney’s popular Taronga Zoo will open five new luxury lodges among its Wildlife Retreat immersive guest experience from October this year, the attraction has announced.
Nestled within its existing 62-key accommodations, which currently host the ‘Roar and Snore’ packages, the new lodges will sit in premium locations around the zoo grounds, offering guests the opportunity to view the park’s wildlife from their rooms. In addition, a suite of new interactive experiences will allow guests to delve deep into the zoo’s conservation and education programs and take part in scheduled activities including animal feeding and other efforts to save endangered species.
In addition to overnight accommodation within the zoo grounds, rates include a two-course dinner, buffet breakfast, free general admission to Taronga Zoo on the day of checkout.
The Retreat is owned and operated by Taronga Conservation Society Australia and will see its conservation and education efforts supported by revenue from the new Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo Chief Executive, Cameron Kerr, said that for a zoo to remain relevant, it has to evolve.
“Our new Wildlife Retreat at Taronga will deliver truly unique experiences to the people of Sydney, NSW, Australia and our international visitors. Through the Wildlife Retreat, we will foster genuine connections between people and Australia’s fascinating wildlife and inspire them to care as passionately as we do about our most precious residents.
“Guests will leave not only rejuvenated, but also with the knowledge that their stay has made a meaningful difference to wildlife and its conservation.”