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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BRILLIANT experience Fantastic guides. The Savanna tent and behind the scenes tours were terrific. Guides brilliant and funny. Chef and food AMAZING. Be aware...pre book the up close ENCOUNTERS . BEFORE you arrive. Numbers sell out fast for up close experiences.

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

Hello, Thank you for your review following your brilliant experience at Zoofari Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food, tours and our friendly and informative guides. Thank you for also providing some useful advice for future guests. We hope that you can come back and stay with us again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful Christmas treat for our family of three. The giraffes were literally right in front of us. The behind the scenes tours and meals were fantastic. Rai showwr was really relaxing. Glamping to the maximum.

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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 experience at Zoofari Lodge. We are very pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed a luxurious Christmas getaway at the zoo. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit and stay with us again one day in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply worth the investment, great accommodation with the addition of both a night and morning tour and immersion. The dinner service was absolutely fantastic, enjoying the company of fellow visitors, sharing stories and food. As a family of 4 we completely enjoyed this unique experience.

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you and your family had a sensational and unique experience at Zoofari Lodge. We hope that you learnt many new things about all of our animals and created many special memories. We hope to welcome you back to visit us again one day in the future.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Animal View Zoo Safari lodge isn’t well marketed; maybe this is deliberate as there aren’t many of them. But this is definitely the way to experience this zoo if you can. Each Animal Zoo Safari Lodge has a deck upon which you can sit and watch the animals on the Savannah with binoculars provided and cold beer in the...

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that your young family, along with your friends had a wonderful and memorable time during your recent stay at Zoofari Lodge. We hope to welcome you all back to stay with us again in the future.

Bamaga, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you read reviews before you book anything like we do, you may have concerns over this stay being value for money. Do not be concerned it is extremely good value for money. We travelled as two couples and flew to Dubbo for this experience specifically. We spent the first morning/ early afternoon exploring the zoo - as admission price...

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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 experience at Zoofari Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you had an excellent stay for many reasons and that you already have plans to return and stay overnight with us again. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Watching the girafes from the deck of the tent with a glass of wine in your hand overlooking the "savanna" is magic and unique and worth the money spent. The tent is sturdy (we have experienced a massive storm overnight and felt safe) and the furniture and decor inside the tent also contribute to the exotic experience. However, for the...

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had an unforgettable experience at Zoofari Lodge during your recent stay and that you would recommend that others experience Zoofari Lodge for themselves. Thank you for also providing us with some constructive feedback regarding our inclusions for the stay and we are sorry that you were disappointed...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently my husband and I went to Dubbo Zoo for the first time. We stayed at the Zoofari Lodge and the whole experience was wonderful. The experience is very good value and you get the chance to get up close and personal with a lot of the animals. The Zoofari package includes luxury accommodation all meals and private tours. I...

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

Hello, Thank you for your review following your recent overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you and your husband had a wonderful experience and that you would recommend that others experience staying at Zoofari Lodge for themselves. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again one day in the future.

Queensland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at Zoofari Lodge. The accomodation was beautiful. A lovely big bath, great shower, comfy four poster bed and of course a view of the giraffes from the comfort of our verandah! We stayed here with two small children and they had an amazing time as well. They were able to both sleep comfortably on the...

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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 experience at Zoofari Lodge. We are very pleased to hear that you had an amazing time with your young family during your stay and we hope to welcome you all back to visit and stay with us again in the future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Sad that some people say this is expensive. I work in the industry and it's an absolute bargain. The room is lovely and has some really nice features - king bed, pillow menu, huge bath, lovely amenities, stunning furnishings and amazing safari animal viewing. The food was good. It was healthy, light, nicely presented, lots of variety etc. It did...

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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 an excellent experience during your recent overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge and that you found your stay to be excellent value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay overnight with us again one day in the future.

Sydney
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Dubbo as a belatedfather's day gift for my dad..Check in time is 20clock The lodges are very comfortable with soft mattresses &large beds.It was a sweltering 37 degrees so when we switched on the air con it was very easy to have a little nap.Cocktail hour was 4pm $14 well worth the price.Then there was wine &...

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

Hello, Thank you for your review following your recent overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us for numerous reasons including the cool, luxurious Animal View Lodges. We hope to welcome you back to stay overnight 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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“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
“To see the animals you need to book a cabin on the animal plain frontage.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilthetravellerXI, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 6 is in the middle but all rooms have a good view”
  • cabins
  • twin share but they go together for king bed
 of 5 bubbles 961amandaw, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Definitely book an animal view room. Its worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles jenaud2, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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