You're eligible for a Genius discount at Wildlife Retreat at Taronga! To save at this property, all you have to do is sign in.

Nestled within Taronga Zoo and overlooking Sydney Harbor, Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is an eco-retreat offering stylish accommodations in a relaxed bush setting. Located in Sydney, the property features a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. The rooms and suites offer bush land, animal or harbor views. All rooms have a private bathroom, a seating area, flat-screen TV, a safe and free WiFi. Included for guests is complimentary access to Taronga Zoo. guided tours, parking, and buffet breakfast. Dinner is also available at the on-site Me-Gal restaurant with views of Sydney Harbor. Wildlife Retreat at Taronga also features a shared lounge area which includes a bar and an outdoor terrace with city and harbor views. Taronga Zoo is a not-for-profit organization and all revenue from the Retreat goes towards Taronga’s important wildlife conservation programs. Circular Quay is 2.6 mi from Wildlife Retreat at Taronga and the nearest airport is Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport, 11 mi from the accommodations.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga has been welcoming guests since Oct 30, 2019

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, Kosher

Free parking available at the hotel

genius property image
Sign in, save money
You could save 10% or more at this property when you sign in


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Sydney
Select topics to read reviews:

See what guests loved the most:

  • S
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    All round an amazing unforgettable experience . Staff and zoo guides fantastic. Animal experiences amazing. Couldn’t fault anything. Restaurant great and fantastic view of harbour, city.
  • Jeffrey
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful facilities…awesome views and sounds of the refuge wildlife right at your room!!
  • Ellen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything was perfection. This is truly a unique experience and you feel so good that it also helps the zoo/animals. Plus the room is absolutely gorgeous, comfortable, and geared toward the sanctuary. The restaurant is delicious. Plus the...
  • Stephen
    A unique accommodation experience. Modern well designed rooms. Excellent breakfast. Friendly efficient service. Enjoyable and interesting private zoo tours. Nice bar.
  • Christian
    What a memorable stay. The rooms at the Wildlife Retreat are very comfortable and offer good views of native Australian wildlife - In fact, there were koalas hanging out right outside! Our package included some really great experiences - a...
  • Luis
    The staff! Francine at the front desk and the tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable
  • T
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything!!! The staff were amazing. Most professional and welcoming I’ve ever experienced. We were difficult. Arrived early, checked out late, had two kids throwing up and I never felt like an inconvenience. We also had a room next to the...
  • Ophir
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The rooms were beautiful and comfortable, we could see several animals from our window which was very nice, including a koala who moved around between trees. We enjoyed the afternoon tour for guests at the hotel grounds and the explanations and...
  • Patrick
    Love seeing the koala from our room, and love the dinner in Me-Gal.
  • Ariya
    The staff at the wildlife retreat was really nice, friendly and helpful. The view from the receiption area was spectacular, seeing the Sydney sky line & Harbour bridge. The rooms were very cosy and nicely decorated and breakfast was lovely. The...
Travel Proud
Travel Proud
This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Does this price include tickets to the zoo?

    Good evening, Thank you for your enquiry. Our bed and breakfast rate does not include entry to the zoo but tickets can be purchased from Taronga's ad..
    Answered on 1 January 2020
  • when do you open with the corona virus

    The Wildlife Retreat is now open and welcoming guests again on Thursday - Saturday nights.
    Answered on 1 August 2020
  • Hi Room for 2 adults and 1 11 year old what bedding is available for the 11yo

    Hi there, Our maximum occupancy per room is 3 people. We are able to add an additional rollaway bed to the room at no extra charge. Thank you for yo..
    Answered on 26 June 2022
  • About dinner, how many restaurants do you have?

    Hi there, thank you for your enquiry. We have one restaurant on-site which is our Me-Gal Restaurant. Our lounge bar also offers a small range of bar ..
    Answered on 15 August 2022
  • We have 2 children, they are aged 1 and 2. We only require 1 cot. Does this room allow 4 occupants?

    We recommend the maximum number of occupants of a room be 3 to ensure guests comfort and safety. We are able to provide cots at our guests request.
    Answered on 1 August 2020
  • Do the rooms have twin share bed option

    Yes our rooms can be provided as a twin share.
    Answered on 1 August 2020
  • Still looking?

Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Me-Gal

    No additional info available

Amenities of Wildlife Retreat at Taronga
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 12:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 100 is required on arrival. That's about 64.60USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Cash Wildlife Retreat at Taronga accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

A damage deposit of AUD 100 is required on arrival. That's about 64.60USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

  • Check-in at Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Wildlife Retreat at Taronga offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The prices at Wildlife Retreat at Taronga may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Wildlife Retreat at Taronga include:

    • Double

  • The nearest beach is 0.8 miles from Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Wildlife Retreat at Taronga has 1 restaurant:

    • Me-Gal

  • Guests staying at Wildlife Retreat at Taronga can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • Kosher

  • Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is 2.7 miles from the center of Sydney. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.