Roar and Snore campsite at Taronga Zoo
Your overnight experience starts at the Roar & Snore meeting point, at the Main Entrance, just outside the Zoo car park at 6.15pm, where you will be greeted by your hosts.
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 your purpose-built tent, you will enjoy a gourmet 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, you will rise to the warbles, rumbles, squeaks, growls and roars of the animals greeting the day. Your wildlife adventure continues with a continental breakfast before you are treated to two exclusive, behind-the-scenes experiences. You are also welcome to spend the next day exploring the Zoo during the daylight hours.
Roar & Snore is the ideal adventure for families, friends, social clubs or employee training groups. In addition to our regular program, we can offer our corporate clients access to rooms for training or lectures (additional hire fees apply).
For inclusions, what to bring and where to meet, please download the fact sheet at the bottom of this page.
Please note that children must be at least five years old to attend Roar & Snore. Roar & Snore is a non-smoking event.
Each of our tents has been purpose built for Taronga Zoo. They are connected to electricity and are equipped with a double bed and a single pop-up trundle bed. These beds are fully dressed with sheets, pillows and doonas, with additional blankets provided during colder weather.
There is room for an additional single bed. Maximum capacity is four people per tent (minimum two people per tent). All linen is provided.
An on-site amenity block houses bathrooms with showers and additional toilets.
Roar & Snore has disabled access facilities.
Taronga Zoo is approximately 15 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay (please check ferry times from Circular Quay). A STA bus meets each ferry, the first stop being the Zoo's Top Entrance. When coming to Roar & Snore it will not be possible to enter via the Lower Entrance.
Included in your Roar & Snore is complementary parking. This is for the multistory car park only and your hosts will explain where and when to validate your ticket in the morning of your stay.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a booking?
Roar and Snore bookings can be made online
Phone bookings can be made on 132 849.
If you are a Taronga Zoo Friend member or are looking to purchase or redeem a gift voucher, you can book directly through the Zoo by calling (02) 9978 4791 or by email.
What should I bring?
We provide most of what you will need for the night, all the beds are fully dressed and there are towels in the tents for showers. All you need to bring is some comfortable walking shoes (enclosed toes, no sandals or thongs) a toiletries bag, a camera and a sense of adventure!
Where do I meet?
Roar and Snore hosts will meet you at the main entrance of Taronga Zoo right in front of the building with the large brass dome.
What happens if it is raining?
The Roar and Snore program is designed to operate in all weather conditions including when it is raining so guests will have an amazing night no matter what the weather holds. All out tents are completely weather proof and many of the animals have undercover viewing areas. We always suggest guests bring wet weather protection with them on the night, but we do have complimentary wet weather ponchos if required.
What animals will I get to meet?
The animals you will get to meet can vary from night to night. The evening animal encounters focus on some of the more amazing native Australian reptiles while we save the cute and furry animals for the morning. On the night walk, we head for the animals that are most impressive to see at night such as the animals from the African waterhole. If you have a favourite animal, make sure to mention it to your hosts and if possible they will include it on the walk. The behind the scenes tours also vary from morning to morning but all the tours we have access to are amazing experiences that you would never have the opportunity to do on a regular visit to the Zoo.
How old do children have to be?
All Children must be 5 years or older to attend a Roar and Snore. A child is anyone from the age of 5 to 17. Anyone under the age of 18 is required to be accompanied by an adult.
Where do I park for Roar and Snore?
Roar and Snore parking is in the multi level parking structure at the front of the Zoo. Entry to the parking structure is off Bradley’s Head Rd and parking is included in your visit. Your hosts will give you information on how to have your parking validated before you leave the following day.
I didn't bring a car. Can I store my luggage the day after my stay?
If you do not have a car, your hosts will show you where you can leave your luggage safely for the day while you enjoy the Zoo.