Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

Welcome to the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga on Cammeraigal country, an immersive, overnight experience like no other. The Retreat is located just 12 minutes from Sydney CBD yet feels a world away, in a secluded, harbourside bushland setting. It’s a peaceful, relaxing experience that connects guests with native Australian wildlife and forms an integral part of Taronga’s vision to achieve a shared future for people and wildlife. The itinerary takes guests inside our unique eco-retreat’s facilities and includes exclusive tours within Taronga Zoo Sydney. Revenue from the Retreat supports Taronga’s important animal conservation programs.

INCLUSIONS 

An afternoon access tour of the Sanctuary, the Australian native wildlife habitat at the centre of the Wildlife Retreat home to Koalas, Wallabies, Echidnas and other unique Australian species • A three-course dinner at on-site restaurant, Me-Gal, exclusive to guests of the Retreat. Me-Gal boasts breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour • Breakfast at Me-Gal restaurant • Complimentary access to the Zoo for the duration of your stay • Free parking at the Main Visitor Carpark

YOUR ITINERARY

Check in | From 2.00pm Check in to the Retreat from 2.00pm, arriving at the Wildlife Retreat entrance on Bradleys Head Road in Mosman, just down the hill from the main entrance to the Zoo. Afternoon Sanctuary access tour | From 3.30pm ‘The Sanctuary’ is a thoughtfully designed habitat that is home to native Australian species: Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Rufus Bettongs, Potoroos and Pademelons. Tours are led by our experienced guides and keepers who share their detailed knowledge of the animals and the extensive conservation work carried out by Taronga to preserve our precious wildlife. Details: • Afternoon tours depart from 3.30pm • Duration: 30–45 minutes • Multiple tours run each afternoon to accommodate all guests • Experience, leaves from the N’gurra Lounge • Comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen are recommended • The Sanctuary access tour is completely wheelchair accessible

Dinner

at Me-Gal restaurant | From 6.30pm Dinner is served at the Me-Gal restaurant – Cammeraigal word for ‘tears’ which evokes the saltwater harbour. Guests experience an exciting modern Australian menu serving native ingredients and sustainably sourced local produce. A three-course dinner of guests choice from the à la carte menu is included as part of your Retreat experience and there are generally two evening sittings. Details: • Extensive beverage menu and selection from a carefully curated wine list also available to purchase at an additional cost • While the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga does not stipulate a dress code, smart casual wear is recommended for dinner at Me-Gal restaurant After dinner | Unwind in the N’gurra Lounge Enjoy an after-dinner drink in the N’gurra Lounge and relax around the central ‘campfire’ as you soak up the sparkling city views. Listen close in the quiet of the evening as the animals snuffle and walk amongst the bushes, birds fill the sky with song and koalas chew lazily in the treetops.

YOUR ITINERARY (CONTINUED)

Breakfast with a view | 7.00–10.00am Breakfast offers an array of delicious items and importantly focuses on free range and sustainably sourced produce. Enjoy the locally inspired jams and condiments, and in-house made pastries. Details: • Served at Me-Gal Restaurant Check out | 10.00am Check out is 10.00am. If guests are spending time in the Zoo they can leave their luggage with Reception. Guests will need to validate their parking ticket at Reception when they check out

Accommodation Choices

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

ANIMAL VIEW ROOM

Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child Wake up to views overlooking the Wildlife Retreat’s Sanctuary, a lush habitat where iconic Australian animals roam, climb and perch among the branches right outside your window.

BUSHLAND VIEW ROOM

Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child Wake up to views overlooking iconic Australian bushland, with wild birds scattered amongst native trees and native flora.

HARBOUR VIEW ROOM

Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child Wake up to a golden sunrise extending over Taronga Zoo Sydney and out across the glistening harbour, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

TREETOP SUITES

Sleeps a maximum of 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children Experience the ultimate in comfort with the Treetop Suites. Our most spacious rooms, each suite features panoramic views and an open-plan ensuite with bathtub.

Room Rates  Classic Package 

Includes , Sanctuary tour, accommodation, Breakfast, Parking and two day access to the zoo

Bushland Room

$671 Twin share, High Season

$471 Twin Share, Low Season

$571 Twin Share, Shoulder Season

$803 Twin Share, Christmas, New Year Season

Upgrade to

Animal View $200

Harbour View $300

Treetops suite $400

Seasons

High Season, 01 April – 23 April, 16 Sep – 8 Oct,

Low Season,  24 April – 15 Sep,

Shoulder Season 09 October – 8 Dec, 6 Feb – 31 Mar

Christmas and New Year Season 9 Dec – 5 Feb

Room Rates  Ultimate Package 

Includes , Sanctuary tour, accommodation,3 Course Dinner in Mel – Gal, Breakfast, Parking and two day access to the zoo

Bushland Room

$871 Twin share, High Season

$671 Twin Share, Low Season

$771 Twin Share, Shoulder Season

$1,003 Twin Share, Christmas, New Year Season

Upgrade to

Animal View $200

Harbour View $300

Treetops suite $400

Seasons

High Season, 01 April – 23 April, 16 Sep – 8 Oct,

Low Season,  24 April – 15 Sep,

Shoulder Season 09 October – 8 Dec, 6 Feb – 31 Mar

Christmas and New Year Season 9 Dec – 5 Feb

Dining

Satisfy senses with the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga’s dining experience, Me-Gal. Influenced by the native Australian culinary environment, Me-Gal focuses on serving fresh, locally sourced produce with a seasonally modified menu and carefully curated wine list. Guests can try our signature dishes from the dinner à la carte menu. The breakfast offers an array of delicious items and importantly focuses on free range and sustainably sourced produce. Me-Gal is exclusive to Retreat accommodation guests only, and not open to the general public.

 Roar and Snore at Taronga

Roar and Snore

Camp in safari style tents in the Zoo and wake up to spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. Guests will enjoy refreshments and nibbles at our beautiful harbour-side campsite, followed by an opportunity to get up-close with some of the Zoo’s friendliest creatures. After settling into purpose-built tents, guests will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner before a walk through the Zoo on a one-and-a-half hour night safari – an opportunity to experience the zoo with only an intimate group of fellow Roar & Snore guests. As a Roar & Snore camper, guests rise to the noises of the animals greeting the day followed by a continental breakfast and two exclusive, interactive keeper experiences. INCLUDES: • Meals: refreshments on arrival, buffet style dinner, dessert and light continental breakfast. All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included. • Accommodation: (sleeps maximum 4pax): Tents have either a double bed or a double bed and single bed. Trundle beds available upon request. The tents have power supply, electric lighting and in the cooler months electric blankets are provided. • Shared bathroom facilities are available within the campsite • Hands on animal encounters, behind the scene access, a guided night safari and morning walk led by Zoo Keepers & guides. • All day zoo access (including sky safari) following the conclusion of the program. Guest luggage can be stored upon request. • Complimentary parking in our secure multi-storey carpark.

Minimum age 18 years

 Rates

Includes , Sanctuary tour, accommodation, Breakfast, Parking and two day access to the zoo

Bushland Room

$415 Adult Twin share, High Season

$245 Child

$305  Adult Twin Share, Low Season

$175 Child

$375 Adult Twin Share, Shoulder Season

$245 Child

$460 Adult Twin Share, Christmas, New Year Season

$276 Child

Seasons

High Season, 01 April – 23 April, 16 Sep – 8 Oct,

Low Season,  24 April – 15 Sep,

Shoulder Season 09 October – 8 Dec, 6 Feb – 31 Mar

Christmas and New Year Season 9 Dec – 5 Feb

 

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