Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

Unique Wildlife Experience

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

Unique Wildlife Experience

FEATURES

Families with children aged 10 and over are encouraged to contact the Wildlife Retreat Reservations team to discuss the range of family-friendly options available such as interconnecting rooms and the Treetop Suites.

Your stay includes:

Sanctuary tour
Dinner at Me-Gal restaurant
Daybreak walk
Morning tour
Buffet breakfast
Complimentary access to Taronga Zoo Sydney

Room Options:

Bushland Room: From $790 per night. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child up to 9 years of age.

Animal View Room: From $821 per night. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child up to 9 years of age.

Harbour View Room : From $852 per night

Treetop Suites: From $997. Sleeps a maximum of 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

 

ACTIVITIES

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is on Cammeraigal country, and is an immersive, overnight experience like no other.

Your itinerary takes you inside the unique eco-retreat’s facilities and includes exclusive tours within Taronga Zoo Sydney, overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour.

The keepers and guides will share their knowledge and help you connect with our incredible country and its wildlife.

Taste culinary delights that are rich with fresh and native ingredients, before finally resting your head in a thoughtfully curated designer room.

Inclusive experiences
Check in at the Wildlife Retreat is from 2pm on the night of your stay. Your time at the Wildlife Retreat includes a range of guided tours, including one through ‘The Sanctuary’, a precinct exclusive to guests of The Wildlife Retreat, while another explores surrounding exhibits within Taronga Zoo Sydney. Both feature up-close wildlife experiences.

Sanctuary tour

‘The Sanctuary’ is a thoughtfully designed habitat, created especially for guests of the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. Nestled amongst the accommodation lodges, views of the Sanctuary and the unique Australian animals that live within it can be enjoyed from the rooms.

Guides will lead guests on a journey where they can get close to Australian animals, hear fascinating talks with our keepers and deepen their connection with Cammeraigal country.

Duration: 30 – 45 minutes

Daybreak walk

The Daybreak Walk is a quiet, guided walk through the Zoo in the early morning. Walk on Cammeraigal country at first light. See the Zoo with fresh eyes, as a natural habitat where the plants that grow throughout the Zoo provide shelter and food for wild inhabitants of the Zoo. And perhaps most importantly, enjoy the peace, serenity and incredible views that our harbour-front Zoo offers at this time of day.

Duration: 45 minutes

READ ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVES

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga has been designed with environmental sustainability at the forefront, offering an eco-friendly, rewarding experience aligning with Taronga’s mission: to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. In fitting with Taronga’s commitment to sustainability, the environmentally focused design is targeting a 5 star Green Star rating.

From Taronga:

“Taronga Zoo is in a beautiful location in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so it goes without saying that the Wildlife Retreat has been sensitively designed to fit with the local site. The highest point of the accommodation lodges are no higher than the existing facility with each lodge nestled into the existing landscape and tree line.

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga has been designed to significantly reduce the building’s carbon footprint by taking on green initiatives such as:

Rooftop mounted solar photovoltaic systems that provide a local and clean source of electricity to power the Wildlife Retreat
Cross-laminated timber used as the construction material of choice, which is a pre-fabricated solid engineered wood with a lower environmental footprint than concrete and steel. This provides increased thermal performance that reduces the need to artificially heat and cool the building to ultimately save on electricity
Recycled water for toilet flushing and irrigation from Taronga’s on-site water treatment plant
WELS water efficient fittings throughout the precinct to greatly reduce potable water consumption
LED light fittings and energy efficient appliances, including ceiling fans and louvres to provide cross-ventilation that significantly reduces electricity requires while providing a comfortable guest environment.
These actions were put in place in the hope that guests can enjoy a rewarding experience with a long-lasting and positive impact.”

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

What we love…

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is owned and operated by Taronga Conservation Society Australia, a not-for-profit, conservation-based organisation. Every stay at the Wildlife Retreat contributes essential funding towards the care of Taronga’s animals and broader conservation and education programs in Australia and around the world..


 

Tell me more.

Designed by leading Australian architects at Cox Architecture, the Wildlife Retreat features five environmentally-sensitive, and were designed with sustainability in mind. The lodges have been built into the native bushland setting of Taronga Zoo, with 62 elegant rooms and suites that overlook the wildlife habitat, many of them with stunning views of Sydney Harbour.


 

Get the Facts 

Where is it?  Sydney NSW.

What? Eco Lodge inside Taronga Park Zoo

Styles of Accommodation? Luxury hotel rooms – 4 levels of accommodation.

Who?  Adults and children over 12

Accessible?  Please enquire 

How much?  Rates start at $790 per night for two adults and includes two-course dinner, buffet breakfast, immersive and exclusive Australian animal experiences and complimentary general admission to Taronga Zoo.


 

Sounding Good?  Read on…

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is Sydney’s newest accommodation offering; an elegant Australian eco-retreat where you can revel in the natural beauty of the bushland, and step into a lush sanctuary where koalas and echidnas roam, and platypus swim.

The Wildlife Retreat comprises 62 rooms built across five environmentally sensitive lodges – with many of the rooms offering both zoo and harbour views.

There’s also a lodge “nest” or clubhouse for drinks and canapes, as well as a fine dining restaurant, with both facilities only available to retreat guests and boasting among the best views in Sydney.

Opening the retreat in October 2019, Taronga Conservation Society Australia’s CEO Cameron Kerr said: “We’ve taken great care in the development of the Retreat to ensure it has a strong focus on environmental sustainable design and that it’s respectful and in keeping with the natural landscape.”

Dining:  Integral to the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga experience is its dining, featuring uniquely Australian menus with a strong focus on fresh local produce and native ingredients. The restaurant, Me-Gal – exclusive to Retreat guests – boasts some of the most spectacular views in all of Sydney.

Guests can choose to join guided tours (more details under our ACTIVITIES section) with passionate keepers and guides, or simply connect with the wildlife and its habitat in their own time, reassured by the knowledge that their stay has made a meaningful difference to this not-for-profit, conservation-based organisation.

Taronga works to achieve a shared future for wildlife and people, striving to be a centre for conservation excellence.

Other accommodation at Taronga Zoo includes Roar and Snore

Hosts: Wildlife Retreat at Taronga
Bradleys Head Road
Mosman NSW 2088

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

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FEATURES

Families with children aged 10 and over are encouraged to contact the Wildlife Retreat Reservations team to discuss the range of family-friendly options available such as interconnecting rooms and the Treetop Suites.

Your stay includes:

Sanctuary tour
Dinner at Me-Gal restaurant
Daybreak walk
Morning tour
Buffet breakfast
Complimentary access to Taronga Zoo Sydney

Room Options:

Bushland Room: From $790 per night. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child up to 9 years of age.

Animal View Room: From $821 per night. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child up to 9 years of age.

Harbour View Room : From $852 per night

Treetop Suites: From $997. Sleeps a maximum of 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

ACTIVITIES

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is on Cammeraigal country, and is an immersive, overnight experience like no other.

Your itinerary takes you inside the unique eco-retreat’s facilities and includes exclusive tours within Taronga Zoo Sydney, overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour.

The keepers and guides will share their knowledge and help you connect with our incredible country and its wildlife.

Taste culinary delights that are rich with fresh and native ingredients, before finally resting your head in a thoughtfully curated designer room.

Inclusive experiences
Check in at the Wildlife Retreat is from 2pm on the night of your stay. Your time at the Wildlife Retreat includes a range of guided tours, including one through ‘The Sanctuary’, a precinct exclusive to guests of The Wildlife Retreat, while another explores surrounding exhibits within Taronga Zoo Sydney. Both feature up-close wildlife experiences.

Sanctuary tour

‘The Sanctuary’ is a thoughtfully designed habitat, created especially for guests of the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. Nestled amongst the accommodation lodges, views of the Sanctuary and the unique Australian animals that live within it can be enjoyed from the rooms.

Guides will lead guests on a journey where they can get close to Australian animals, hear fascinating talks with our keepers and deepen their connection with Cammeraigal country.

Duration: 30 – 45 minutes

Daybreak walk

The Daybreak Walk is a quiet, guided walk through the Zoo in the early morning. Walk on Cammeraigal country at first light. See the Zoo with fresh eyes, as a natural habitat where the plants that grow throughout the Zoo provide shelter and food for wild inhabitants of the Zoo. And perhaps most importantly, enjoy the peace, serenity and incredible views that our harbour-front Zoo offers at this time of day.

Duration: 45 minutes

ENVIRONMENT

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga has been designed with environmental sustainability at the forefront, offering an eco-friendly, rewarding experience aligning with Taronga’s mission: to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. In fitting with Taronga’s commitment to sustainability, the environmentally focused design is targeting a 5 star Green Star rating.

From Taronga:

“Taronga Zoo is in a beautiful location in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so it goes without saying that the Wildlife Retreat has been sensitively designed to fit with the local site. The highest point of the accommodation lodges are no higher than the existing facility with each lodge nestled into the existing landscape and tree line.

The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga has been designed to significantly reduce the building’s carbon footprint by taking on green initiatives such as:

Rooftop mounted solar photovoltaic systems that provide a local and clean source of electricity to power the Wildlife Retreat
Cross-laminated timber used as the construction material of choice, which is a pre-fabricated solid engineered wood with a lower environmental footprint than concrete and steel. This provides increased thermal performance that reduces the need to artificially heat and cool the building to ultimately save on electricity
Recycled water for toilet flushing and irrigation from Taronga’s on-site water treatment plant
WELS water efficient fittings throughout the precinct to greatly reduce potable water consumption
LED light fittings and energy efficient appliances, including ceiling fans and louvres to provide cross-ventilation that significantly reduces electricity requires while providing a comfortable guest environment.
These actions were put in place in the hope that guests can enjoy a rewarding experience with a long-lasting and positive impact.”

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