New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

Celebrate an extra special New Year’s Eve with an overnight experience at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. Our elegant Australian eco-retreat nestled within Taronga Zoo overlooks the magnificent Sydney Harbour and is the ideal spot to take in the New Year fireworks.

Your New Years Eve experience will include a 6 course degustation dinner, premium viewing of the Sydney Harbour fireworks from either the N'gurra Lounge or Me-Gal restaurant, as well as a range of tours, encounters and activities, all of which is included in your room package.

NYE at The Wildlife Retreat


  • Sanctuary tour: our 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
  • Dinner at Me-Gal restaurant: Enjoy a 6 course degustation menu built around locally-sourced produce, with the option to add matching wines to your meal for an additional cost
  • Premium fireworks viewing: Enjoy open access to Me-Gal restaurant and the N'gurra Lounge throughout the night, both of which will boast spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour fireworks
  • Daybreak walk: a quiet, guided walk through the Zoo in the early morning. 
  • Buffet breakfast: Hot and cold buffet breakfast offers an array of delicious items and importantly focuses on free range and sustainably sourced produce
  • Morning tour: After a delicious breakfast overlooking Sydney Harbour, set out with our Guides to enjoy more of the Zoo before our gates open to the general public
  • Complimentary access to Taronga Zoo Sydney
  • Secured parking onsite

The N'gurra Lounge bar will also be open throughout the night offering a range of beverages to enjoy at an additional cost.

Accommodation Options:

  • Animal View Room: 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
  • Harbour View Room: 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: 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. Contact the Wildlife Retreat Reservations team for suite availability and pricing on (02) 9978 4791 or

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NYE Event Overnight Add-On

Guests who are attending one of the range of New Years Eve events at Taronga Zoo Sydney have the opportunity to avoid the long trip home and add an overnight stay at the Wildlife Retreat on to their event tickets.

This accommodation add on is only available for guests who have purchased tickets to the New Year’s Eve In Ground Events at Taronga Zoo; Diamond, Silver or Gold and New Year’s Eve with Epicure at Taronga Zoo; The Gili Rooftop, N’galawa Terrace and Dalang Ballroom.  

Parking is available for $60 and must be purchased with your event tickets and accommodation add-on via Moshtix. Please note that parking is complimentary for Diamond and Gold tickets however you must still select your parking ticket when you check out.


  • Buffet breakfast: Hot and cold buffet breakfast offers an array of delicious items and importantly focuses on free range and sustainably sourced produce

Accommodation Options:

  • Bushland Room: Wake up to views overlooking iconic Australian bushland, with wild birds scattered amongst native trees and native flora

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Other New Years Eve Events

New Year's Eve with Epicure at Taronga Zoo

Epicure at Taronga Zoo invites you to experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. Sip on premium beverages, sample some truly stunning cuisine and enjoy a front row view to the Sydney Harbour fireworks.

New Year's Eve in Taronga Zoo Grounds

Join us at one of our three picnic style event spaces in the famous Taronga Zoo grounds!