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Zoofari Lodge

Taronga Western Plains Zoofari Lodge

An African Safari Retreat in Dubbo

Overview

Nestled behind the African Savannah at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Zoofari Lodge comprises of 15 luxurious African-style lodges.

For the ultimate wild experience stay in one of the Animal View lodges. Recently constructed these safari-style lodges feature African-inspired decor with a king size bed, double bath and overlook a paddock in which Giraffe, Zebra, Ostrich and Antelope roam. Guests can sit back and relax on their deck as they watch the sunrise and see the animals meander across the savannah.

Zoofari Lodge Guest House: The lodges are located near a stunning Guest House, where guests can relax at the bar with a quiet drink, indulge in the culinary delights prepared by the Zoofari Lodge chef, enjoy a coffee in the lounge area or even take a dip in the saltwater swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy private viewing of the African Savannah exhibit where animals such as Giraffe, Zebra, Ostrich and Antelope roam, or watch the sunrise touch the landscape as it rises above the tree line.

Contact us for more information on the Zoofari Lodge.

Itinerary

Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Zoofari Itinerary

Day One:
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is open every day of the year from 9:00am. Your Zoofari stay includes two day admission to the Zoo and you are welcome to arrive at any time from 9:00am in order to get the full Zoo experience prior to checking in at Zoofari Lodge.

On arrival at the Zoo’s Savannah Visitor Plaza, please check-in at the information counter

2.00 -3.00pm
Following check-in at the Savannah Visitor Plaza proceed to Zoofari Lodge from 2:00pm to meet your Guide and be escorted to your lodge. Once you’re settled, explore your lodge and surrounds.

Wine tasting and nibbles. Zoofari guides will be available for complimentary wine tasting of some of our region’s carefully selected wines, as well as some of our imported wine from South Africa. Pre-order a wine from our extensive wine list to enjoy with dinner.

African Banquet
Head to the Guest House to enjoy an African inspired banquet dinner. Dinner is included in your daily charge. The Guest House is licensed and beverages can be added to your account.

Twilight & Evening Safari Tour
Take a tour behind the scenes after the zoo closes for the day, an exclusive look into the animal behaviours after dark! Get ready to learn all about the animals’ history and habitats, and their future in the wild. Thanks to the knowledge of your guide, you’ll also get to know the animals’ individual personalities with all their quirks and foibles.

Day Two:
You can set your alarm or just rely on the Zoo’s wildlife alarm to wake you in the morning!

Morning Safari Tour
In the tranquil beauty of sunrise, you will be taken to exclusive behind-the-scenes areas to learn more about the animals and their daily routines.
Breakfast

An African-inspired breakfast awaits you on your return to the Guest House.

10:00am
It’s time to check out. Once your bags are packed and you’re ready to depart, our Zoofari Lodge staff will wave you goodbye.

If you’re not in a hurry to arrive at your destination then why not enjoy the day in the Zoo grounds.

Explore the circuit by cart or bike (bike hire is included in your stay). View the animals for one last time and take in lunch at Bakhita’s Cafe.

Price + Inclusions

Animal View Lodge Price per person
Per night
Adult from $448
Adult (Single) from $518
Child (1-4 years) from $104
Child (5-15 years) from $204
Bushland View Lodge Price per person
Per night
Adult from $388
Adult (Single) from $458
Child (1-4 years) from $84
Child (5-15 years) from $184

Price Includes:

  • Two day admission to Taronga Western Plains Zoo
  • 1 nights accommodation in an exclusive African Style Canvas covered Lodge
  • Exclusive guided Walking tour with Zoo guide
  • African Inspired Dinner and Breakfast
  • Bicycle Hire

Lodge Includes:

  • Private ensuite
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Fridge
  • Shaded veranda with outdoor furniture
  • Animal View Lodges sleep up to four people, with a king split bed and a double sofa bed. There is one accessible Animal View Lodge.
  • Bushland View Lodges sleep up to six people with a queen bed, two singles and a sofa bed.
  • All bedding, linen and towels are provided

Note: Check-in is from 2pm on Day of arrival.

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