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Nyngan, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic way to spend a Night. The staff were only too keen to make our stay a memorable one. The behind the scene tours were a great way to learn and understand all there is to know about the Zoo Inhabitants. The meals were absolutely amazing. And what a way to fall asleep, listening to Lions Roar then... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best holidays I have had, most relaxing . Accomodation was amazing food was indescribable the whole experiance was memorable. Staff were fantastic ,I don't have anything bad to say, the animals and the experiance was something I will treasure Thankyou to all of you at Dubbo zoo you have made some place very special

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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 overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a sensational and relaxing visit, and that you made many special memories. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit and stay with us again in the future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sun rises right in front of you so leave the drapes open and revel in the sunrise, complete with Giraffes, Eland and Buffalo grazing right in front of you. Rooms are very comfortable though in winter will be quite cold at night (no insulation) so I advise you to keep the air conditioner running. Lovely deep bath was a... More 

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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. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time, and that you made of the most of the luxuries of your Animal View Lodge, including taking in the the view during the early morning sunrise. We hope that you are able to come back and visit... More 

Canberra, Australia
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43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a fantastic weekend at the Zoofari Lodge at Taronga Western Plains Zoo! A truly unforgettable experience. Room - we stayed in Bongo - an Animal Savannah view lodge. Room was spacious and luxurious with a king bed, huge mosquito net, gorgeous fittings, double sofa bed, huge bathroom with a bath built for 2, and rain... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of your recent family overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing and memorable adventure during your stay for many reasons including the luxurious accommodation, tasty meals and exciting behind the scenes tours. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again in the... More 

tenterfield
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with our 5 grandchildren age 6 years to 5months could have been frazzling! However our group of 13 were made to feel right at home and catered for. The zoofari experience is incredible. Made especially special by the warmth, humour and knowledge of our tour guide and general everywhere man, Stephan Fowler.nothing was a problem and he made adults... More 

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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 with your family and young grandchildren. We are pleased that you had an incredible experience, and that our guide Stephen was funny and helpful towards you during your stay. We hope that you made many special memories, and we look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a must do. To sit on your deck and watch giraffes walk by is simply amazing. the tours allow you to get behind the scene and be up and closer to the animals. the banquet was great to sit with your fellow travellers. the only minor downside is we only had just over an hour to really enjoy the deck,... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of your review of your overnight experience at Zoofari Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time, and that you enjoyed your special behind the scenes tours. Thank you for also providing us with some constructive feedback regarding our current program. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit... More 

Tamworth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This experience is one every animal lover would truly enjoy. The staff are knowledgeable, respectful, helpful and professional. The tours are informative and totally enjoyable. To go behind the scenes and up close to the animals is an awesome experience. The animals always comes first which is how it should be, eg. strictly no touching or patting the animals as... More 

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1 Thank Bee N
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 had an amazing experience at Zoofari Lodge learning about all of our animals, as well as our efforts in conservation. We are pleased that you also enjoyed the luxuries of the accommodation. We hope that you are able to come back and stay with us again... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I have just stayed overnight at the Zoofari lodge and we thought it was a brilliant way to see the zoo. It was pricy (>$600 for one night for a couple), but that money goes directly to supporting the zoo's conservation efforts - they said that about 50% of the zoos income comes from the Lodge and... More 

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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 about your recent overnight experience at Zoofari Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time during your stay, and that you enjoyed your tours, meals and the hospitality from our staff. We hope that you are able to come back and stay with us... More 

Wolli Creek, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Overall a wonderful experience! It was amazing to be able to see giraffes and ostriches stroll by your front door. The room was very nice, but since the walls are canvas (to emulate a tent) the air conditioner found it hard to keep the place warm in the middle of winter. We stayed two nights and found this was essential... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review of your recent two night overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that your experience was unique and wonderful, and that you had enough time to sit back and enjoy the view from your lodge. Thank you for you also recommending that others experience Zoofari Lodge for themselves. We hope... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

What a fantastic thing to do! We arrived at the zoo in time to have a late lunch on the first day, but if you arrive earlier bikes are included in your stay. After a short check-in process they explained where top go at 2pm. We were Cheetahs and our cabin/tent was very comfortable and stylish! The room is heated/cooled... More 

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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. We are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time, and that you enjoyed the special tours and meals. We hope to welcome you back to stay with us again in the future. More 

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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
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Dubbo
Hotel Class:4 star — Zoofari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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