Wildlife Retreat At Taronga
If you thought things couldn’t get any wilder at Taronga Zoo, think again. Sydney’s legendary animal kingdom has opened its very own eco-retreat.
Called Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, it features 62 next-level luxury suites designed by Melbourne-based Cox Architecture.
The retreat houses four different kinds of spaces including the Bushland Room, which will ensure you wake up to iconic Australian bushland complete with wild birds; there's the Animal View Room which overlooks the retreat’s private animal sanctuary; and if you want to catch the sunrise over a shimmering Sydney Harbour as furry friends shuffle outside, then the Harbour View Room has got you covered.
Finally, for those of you that really want to live your best life, the Treetop Suite will have you drinking champagne in a tub with panoramic harbour views. Just casually.
The Wildlife Retreat's thoughtfully designed animal sanctuary is home to tammar wallabies, red-necked pademelons, long-nosed potoroos, red kangaroos, short-beaked echidnas, koalas and short-finned Eels who inhabit the waterways. During your stay, you can take guided tours through the sanctuary to meet its many inhabitants.
On top of this, all rooms have been designed with sustainability at the helm of their foundations so you can rest assured you’ll be maximising on all the good times while simultaneously minimising your carbon footprint. The design features green initiatives such as solar photovoltaic systems, cross-laminated timber (which contains a lower environmental footprint than concrete and steel), recycled water and LED light fittings.
Each room package includes a sanctuary tour, dinner at Me-Gal Restaurant curated by award-winning chef Gursu Mertel, a daybreak walk, a morning tour, buffet breakfast and complimentary access to the zoo.
And good news, proceeds from the retreat will go towards the conservation projects for this not-for-profit wildlife organisation. So you can sleep soundly knowing that your night of luxury is helping preserve our unique Australian animals against extinction.
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