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Zoofari Lodge

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Obley Road | Taronga Western Plain Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the lodge twice, once a few years back where we had the most wonderful guide Helen (thank you, Helen made our visit so worthwhile and we loved every single minute with you, all your staff should learn from Helen's compassion, love of her job, passion for the animals and the high quality of information and her... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of Zoofari Lodge. We are glad to hear that you came back to visit us again after having a wonderful experience the first time, however we are sorry to hear that this visit wasn't as special for numerous reasons. We will investigate the strange smell that you mention immediately. We hope to welcome you... More 

Ulladulla, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent accommodation overlooking giraffes, elands, ostriches etc. from our balcony or our bed and a bonus lion lullaby at night. The food was great, especially the vegetarian option for my wife. The behind the scenes tours were informative and entertaining, the keepers love their work and their animals. It was our second trip after a 10 year break and well... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your second visit to Zoofari Lodge, and enjoyed viewing all of our animals from the comfort of your luxurious tent. We hope to have you back to stay with us again soon. More 

Taree, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 2pm and were shown our tent. What a tent! Bath, shower, toilet, bar fridge, king size bed and a settee. The first tour was at 3.30 which didn't allow a lot of time to relax on the decking. On the tour we fed a giraffe and saw the cheetahs and an elephant. We got back at 5pm... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a good stay at Zoofari Lodge, however we are sorry that you felt that the program was a bit rushed. Your feedback has been useful for us for future planning. We hope to have you back to stay with us again soon. More 

Loftus, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Zoofari Lodge in early May. It was fantastic. The accommodation was excellent, the animal experiences were great, food was terrific and the overall organisation was seamless. Highlights: Giraffe feeding, animals in the field outside the rooms, Zoofari tours. Low-lights: We only stayed one night. We would go back again for sure.

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review Zoofari Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay, and enjoyed feeding the giraffes. We hope to welcome you back to stay with us again soon. More 

Sydney
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the zoofari lodges at Dubbo Zoo, and it was magical. Our package included 3 tours, dinner and breakfast, plus entry to the zoo. We did not know what to expect but were absolutely delighted. This is a must-do experience for Aussies and OS visitors alike. The animals! The food! The rooms! The service! We loved it from... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your fantastic review of Zoofari Lodge. We are so delighted to hear that you had a great stay, and enjoyed every part of it. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon. More 

Coomera, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We visits the zoo and stayed at the Zoofari Lodge a couple of years ago. Gave the place an excellent rating then. This time we stayed in one of the new animal view lodges. The lodge was amazing. Much larger and much better appointed than the old ones. So this time I have to give the review 6 stars because... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of Zoofari Lodge. We are so glad to hear that you decided to come back and stay with us again, and that you rated Zoofari Lodge even higher this time! We are so happy you liked our new Animal View Lodges. We hope to have you back to stay with us again in the... More 

Hervey Bay
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We enjoyed our Zoofari experience. We were expecting to relax in the luxurious accommodation on offer - and we did to a certain extent - but we found that the Zoofari experience (tours and meals) constitute a lot of your time. That said, you may as well immerse yourself in as much as you can while you're there. The tours... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of Zoofari Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay, and enjoyed visiting our elephant barn during one of your tours. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a fantastic time staying at the safari lodge, lodges are great & tours are fantastic as well Great food, loved the wildlife Really loved it & would recommend. Planning on doing it again. They're camp style, but have AC, ensuite with large bath & shower, great outdoor feel

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

Hello Neil, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time at Zoofari Lodge. We hope to have you back to stay with us again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The zoofari experience was amazing. We would love to do it again. We took three young kids and we found it educational and everyone of us loved it . The dinner was kind of average but they were able to provide gluten free options and service was great :) The pool could have done with a clean thou!

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you had a nice mini break at Zoofari Lodge with your family. However we are disappointed to hear that you found the food to be average, and that the pool was unclean on the day of your visit. Please be assured we are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Zoofari lodges are outstanding. You tour the zoo at 3pm, 8:10pm - after a great dinner and wine tasting, & 7am after which there is a delicious breakfast. The staff are great and very knowledgeable about the zoo, and will help you in any way they can. The lodges themselves are perfect, super relaxing and you can sit on... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for writing a review about Zoofari Lodge. We are very happy to hear that you had a fantastic time, and enjoyed exploring the Zoo on the exclusive behind the scenes tours. Thank you also for sharing some of your excellent photos with us. We look forward to having you back in the future. More 

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