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Zoofari Lodge

Obley Road | Taronga Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
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Zoofari Lodge
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty lodging in Dubbo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a truly special, unique treat! Imagine your own luxurious "tent"-like lodge (yes, 5 star everything - bedding, shower facilities, plush bath-robes, slippers, beautiful ambience that comes from great timber, fantastic meals in a wonderful "common" area, private group tours of the zoo by knowledgeable, passionate staff) and looking out to this savannah with giraffes, zebras, buffalo literally at your... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These tents are something else. Luxurious rooms with canvas walls, airconditioning, a gorgeous bathroom where the shower stall is the size of most motels' entire bathroom. And they look out over the veldt where giraffes and zebras roam, appearing out of the morning mist only a few metres from your verandah. Any reservations? Well it's a bit disturbing that the... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like most reviews of the accommodation we loved it also. I was a little worried that my tall 13year old teenager and tall 11year old wouldn't be comfortable in the sofa bed but there were no complaints from them and they slept right through the night, not even the torrential rain woke them up! We all enjoyed the food, especially... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed in the Rhino lodge in the new section of Zoofari. These are truly "lux" tents and are really nothing like traditional camping. Air con, minibar, an awesome bathroom with bath and a comfortable bed are all part of the package not mention the view- from the sheltered deck, which overlooks the Giraffes and Zebras as... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of four (kids 8 and 5) and stayed in the "Lion" Lodge which is one of the new Savannah View lodges. This is true "glamping" - spacious "room" with an enormous modern bathroom which had one of the best showers I have experienced in any type of accommodation anywhere. Bed was large and very comfortable although... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for my sons 3rd birthday and had a great experience the accommodation was 5star food was great staff and guides we welcoming and knowledgeable well worth the making the trip, only disappointment was not upgrading to New lodges looking over the animal reserve.

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27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in 'Elephant' Lodge which is furthest from the guest house but the most private. Lovely accommodation with a comfy king size bed, we opened out the double sofa for our child & fit a small baby cot in the tent as well. Huge shower & bath with good hot water pressure. Nice deck with lounge at the front... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am not a real camping loving person. My family really wanted to camp on the way to QLD so I booked this. Loved everything. The tent was perfect for me, bathroom, proper bed, heating, real luxury, would 'rough it' all the time like this. Watching the giraffes from the decking with supplied binoculars (not necessary) was a highlight for... More

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Canberra
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you arrive at the lodge you are made feel like you have arrived somewhere very special and that you are a very special part of that. Every moment is geared towards special encounters, both animal and family bonding over great food. You are personally taken to your beautiful and exciting accommodation (glamping) and the facilities thoroughly explained.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

From the time you check in to check out we were constantly left amazed. Staff were always friendly and extremely accommodating. We travelled with a 16mth old and nothing was too difficult for them. The tours were so well organized and the personal encounter you get with the animals just leave you speechless. Hands down the best experience ever!!

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Address: Obley Road | Taronga Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Dubbo

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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 
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