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Zoofari Lodge

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

What a great experience! We stayed at Zoofari Lodge for 1 night and loved it. The lodges are stunning! They are actually fixed structures but made from canvas. Tastefully decorated and roomy, the king size bed was very comfortable, we had a great nights sleep. The bathroom facilities were great, extremely large shower with a rain head shower and fantastic...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Zoofari experience was amazing. We started the day with the bike ride at the zoo. We checked in at 2pm and our cabin was infront of the giraffe enclosure along with ostrich, buffalo, bongos and deers. The itinerary for 2 days well organised. You are instantly relaxed as you watch the Savannah change. We had an obsession with taking...

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Thank RDacanay
TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit. It is very pleasing to hear that you had a relaxing time watching the Savannah animals and enjoyed the behind the scenes encounters. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from the minute we arrived our guide escorted us to our accomadation carried our luggage.He explained everything in great detail.The room was so Beautiful clean well equipped and comfortable.Our Dinner was top class and then our behind the scenes tour was brilliant.The morning tour was Awesome we got to hand feed a giraffe the whole tour was exceptional and...

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the accommodation as well as the tours and encounters. We are very pleased that you had a memorable experience and would recommend it to others. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, it isn't cheap, let's call it what it is, a premium priced experience. And like many have said, totally worth it. I'm not a zoo super nerd. I like the awareness that zoos spread of the plight of many of our dwindling animal species but in general I dislike seeing animals in cages or pens. Dubbo is different; bigger...

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Thank 825Pete
TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for leaving your valuable feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at Zoofari and the chance to see behind the scenes and get close to the animals with our guides. Thank you for your support, we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Want an African experience without needing to fly to Africa? This is the place to visit. We had a wonderful time and we were blown away with the professional team at Zoofari Lodge. We had non stop action and both of the background tours were a must do, especially the morning. (Rug up for the cold) There is something surreal...

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2Thank Sandi D
TarongaWesternPlains, Public Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the behind the scenes tours and getting close to the animals. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top class. Very impressed with the accommodation. Well worth upgrading for the behind the scenes night and morning tours & bike hire. Great food and wine tasting too. And the staff were very relaxed friendly and helpful.

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at our Zoofari Lodge. We are so happy that you enjoyed the accommodation and the behind the scenes tours. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Zoo in the future and our sister zoo, Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

Bensville NSW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved every minute of the whole experience. The zoo itself is fantastic, but the behind the scenes tours included with staying at Zoofari Lodge made it even more so. We arrived on the book in day at about 12, so looked around the zoo for a couple of hours before booking in to our room. Rooms were very well appointed...

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Thank Lee R
TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and taking the time to give us valuable feedback on your recent experience. We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic experience and enjoyed the location of the Zoofari lodge. We wish you well and hope you come back to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience. Exceptional commitment to our planet and conservation. Divine accommodation. The food was spectacular. All keeper's talks were fascinating. The night tour and morning tours felt privileged. Gold rating to Anna our cocktail / night tour guide. Wow people factor! She was such a good sport considering there were a few free radicals. Special mention also to fab...

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Thank Angela C
TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a sensational time during your overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge and that our staff were informative and friendly towards you during your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed over night with the savanna view it was fantastic. The accommodation 5 star. The food delicious. Our evening guide Anna was the best. I'm not going to go on about the Zoo because you have to see it for yourself. Worth every cent.

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1Thank Rob P
TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent overnight experience at Zoofari Lodge. We are so glad that you had a fantastic stay and that our guide Anna was friendly and informative during your time with us. We hope that you can come back to visit and stay with us again in the future.

Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on Valentine's Day as a surprise Birthday present for my partner. I wasn't too sure what to expect but we both love animals so this made sense. My expectations were blown out of the water. Our first day Zoo visit was just a taste. After spending the day at the Zoo we checked in at 2pm. We were...

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review of your recent overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge on Valentines Day. We are so delighted to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed all parts of your experience, especially the exclusive behind the scenes tours. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again in the future.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Zoofari Lodge is a unique safari-style retreat located in the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, recently expanded to include 10 luxury lodges overlooking a savannah area where Giraffe and Zebra roam. The Zoofari Lodge package is inclusive of tours, accommodation, meals, Zoo admission and bike hire. It is, in essence, a private safari experience in the heart of NSW. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Zoofari Lodge

Address: Obley Road | Taronga Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Dubbo
Hotel Class:4 star — Zoofari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Get an Animal View Lodge”
 of 5 bubbles theonlyCBC, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Savannah views are best, lodges no. 4 and up have great girraffe views as the feed boxes are very close. Having said that all are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 265kaylenem, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Animal view lodges are the best by far! We stayed in "Giraffe", which was right in the middle facing the Savannah”
 of 5 bubbles LetsGoMumReviews, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ZooSafari has two types of room; get the Animal View one.”
 of 5 bubbles Luxtraveller77_12, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose the animal view, definitely the animal view lodge. no problem with animal noises at night.”
  • view from the lodge verandah - dinnertime for the neighbours
 of 5 bubbles donnacQ4067CF, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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