Meet the natives at Sydney’s new urban eco-retreat
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has opened a wildlife eco-retreat. The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga offers overnight accommodation inside the zoo and guests will also be able to join guided tours with keepers and guides.
The retreat includes five, environmentally-sensitive, sustainably-designed lodges built into the native bushland setting at the city zoo. The 62 guest rooms and suites overlook wildlife habitats and many have views of Sydney Harbour.
Dining options at the retreat include menus with a focus on local produce and native ingredients.
“For a zoo to remain relevant, it must constantly evolve,” said Cameron Kerr, chief executive officer of Taronga. “Guests will leave… with the knowledge that their stay has made a meaningful difference to wildlife and its conservation.”
The retreat is owned by Taronga Conservation Society Australia and will contribute funding towards the care of Taronga’s animals and conservation and education programmes. Taronga is a not-for-profit organisation.
Rates start at AUS$790 per night for two adults, including two-course dinner, buffet-breakfast and exclusive Australian animal experiences and complimentary general admission to the zoo.
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