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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What an amazing experience!!! We stayed 2 nights over the easter break and had the best time ever.. The rooms are luxurious tents complete with king size bed and a bath tub that fits 2. Very tastefully decorated and overlooking the spectacular giraffe and deer enclave. Sunrises and sunsets are to die for. The staff is really friendly and passionate...

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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 Zoofari Lodge. We are very happy that you enjoyed the experience along with the amazing sunrise and sunsets. We are sorry to hear that the food did not quite meet your expectations, we strive to achieve a high quality of dining and always reviewing our offerings to...

Maryborough, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 4 year old grandaughter and I stayed for 1 night at the Zoofari Lodge and oh my goodness what a fantastic experience.... Quote of the day from my grandaughter..... "Have you ever been sitting in the bath and a giraffe walks past....I have"

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your recent stay. We are delighted to hear that you and your granddaughter had such a memorable experience. We hope to see you again in the futute.

Sydney, Aust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first day started at 10am with entry to the zoo. At around 2:30-3:00 we drove to the lodges where we were welcomed by a staff member. We were shown to our lodge and it really is quite stunning for a canvas structure. It has a hardwood floor and solid roof overhead and is also air conditioned. Inside is decorated...

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. We are pleased to hear that you found the lodges to be spacious and comfortable and enjoyed getting close to the animals. We are happy to hear you would recommend the experience. We hope to see you again.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just a night in our fabulous Zoofari Lodge. Beautifully appointed and fabulous view of the giraffes and other animals grazing only 50m away. The dinner and breakfast provided were excellent and the twilight plus dawn tours of the animal's enclosures were exceptional experiences. These were up-close-and personal encounters where the public doesn't always have access. The guides were very...

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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 Zoofari. We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable experience exploring behind the scenes and enjoyed the views of the giraffes from the lodge. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Zoofari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Your feedback is very valuable to us as you have provided some good points for us to discuss. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the view from your accommodation and the behind the scenes tours. We hope to welcome you back again.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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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 15 March 2017

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 12 March 2017 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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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 11 March 2017 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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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 6 March 2017 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.

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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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“All rooms have spectacular views of the animal yard”
  • view of giraffes from private deck
  • sunset view of giraffe
  • deck view from room
SueH130, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“'Giraffe' Lodge closest to the action”
Baroness53, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get an Animal View Lodge”
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.”
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”
LetsGoMumReviews, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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