Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

Welcome to the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga on Cammeraigal country. An elegant Australian eco-retreat nestled within Taronga Zoo, overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour.

A place that embodies our commitment to securing a shared future for wildlife and people.

Taronga Zoo is a COVID Safe site. 
Next time you visit you may notice a few changes that ensure our sites remain COVID Safe for all our guests, staff and animals.
Read more about the changes keeping you safe.

Harbour High Tea

Settle in for some koala-ty time with Mum this May and relax over our new Harbour High Tea, taking in sweeping panoramic views of Sydney Harbour!

Adults Only Romance Package

Show that special someone how you feel about them with a Romance Upgrade at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga!

Wildlife Retreat Packages

Revel in the natural beauty of the bushland, and step into a lush sanctuary where koalas and echidnas roam, and platypus swim. Join a guided tour, encounter a close and emotional connection with the animals and join the cause to defend their place in the world.

Wildlife Retreat Packages

Revel in the natural beauty of the bushland, and step into a lush sanctuary where koalas and echidnas roam, and platypus swim. Join a guided tour, encounter a close and emotional connection with the animals and join the cause to defend their place in the world.

Accommodation

Nestled amongst the natural landscape of Taronga Zoo Sydney, thoughtfully curated designer rooms allow you to overlook bushland, come eye-to-eye with animals or gaze across stunning Sydney Harbour.

Accommodation

Nestled amongst the natural landscape of Taronga Zoo Sydney, thoughtfully curated designer rooms allow you to overlook bushland, come eye-to-eye with animals or gaze across stunning Sydney Harbour.

Dining

Taste culinary delights that are rich with fresh and native ingredients at the award-winning Me-Gal restaurant, serving locally-sourced produce on a delectable seasonally-modified menu that will satisfy the senses. 

Dining

Taste culinary delights that are rich with fresh and native ingredients at the award-winning Me-Gal restaurant, serving locally-sourced produce on a delectable seasonally-modified menu that will satisfy the senses. 

About

Learn more about the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga and its amazing harbour side location.

About

Learn more about the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga and its amazing harbour side location.

Sustainability

Complementing the natural landscape it dwells within, the Wildlife Retreat has been carefully designed to incorporate an array of environmentally sustainable initiatives.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of an unforgettable overnight experience at the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga with an online Gift Certificate. 

Other Accommodation

Taronga Zoo Sydney also offers safari-style accommodation with Roar and Snore. Privately positioned on-site at the Zoo, this experience tailors to families, couples and corporates searching for an unforgettable overnight tour with intimate exotic animal encounters and exclusive keeper talks.

Roar and Snore is available to book year-round.

Reviews

Unforgettable experience
"This was an experience I’ll never forget. Put this on your travel bucket list. You won’t regret it and you’ll be supporting Taronga’s important conservation work at the same time!"

From Ro&Dave on TripAdvisor

But above all, expect to leave changed forever.

Having found your place in a bigger purpose.

And knowing that your stay has made a meaningful difference.

Because at Taronga we’re not for profit, we’re for the wild.

COVID Safe information

Last updated Monday 10 May 2021

Taronga offers guests a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors and reconnect with wildlife. Next time you visit you may notice a few changes that ensure our sites remain COVID Safe for you, your family, our team and our animals.

Below are a few tips to make your next visit as safe, fun and enjoyable as possible!

If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you please stay home and do not visit.

If you are directly affected by the latest NSW Health advice to self-isolate, your accommodation booking can be changed to an alternate date at no charge.

Safety measures

Following the most recent advice from NSW Health, Taronga has implemented the following additional measures to ensure our Zoos remain a low-risk environment for you and your family to enjoy. 

Wearing face masks (Taronga Zoo Sydney only): Whilst masks are no longer mandatory indoors following the latest NSW Health advice, we do recommend you bring a mask when you visit. Our staff will continue to wear masks to keep you safe.

Pre-book your visit: All tickets and member visits must be pre-booked online.

Bring your essentials upon arrival:

  • Your e-ticket or booking confirmation
  • Facemask (recommended, not mandatory)
  • Personal hygiene kit (including sanitiser)
  • Contactless payment method
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle

Check-in via the Service NSW App: Along with pre-booking your tickets, all visitors will also be asked to check in using the Service NSW app when you arrive on site. This includes all members of any family groups, including children.

Maintain social distancing: Staff and guests are required to maintain 1.5m physical distancing at all times where possible.

Guests are not permitted to visit Taronga’s Zoos in Sydney and Dubbo or stay overnight if it contravenes state or federal travel restrictions, border closures and public health orders relating to COVID-19. If you have been asked to self-isolate, please do not enter Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

If there is anything urgent that you need to discuss regarding your booking, please use the below contact details for accommodation at Taronga Zoo Sydney or Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo:

Sydney: email accommodation@zoo.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9978 4791

Dubbo: email stayovernight@zoo.nsw.gov.au or call 02 6881 1488