Roar n’ Snore at Australia’s Zoos

Australia is known for the amazing wildlife. There are so many zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, and attractions all over the country where you can safely interact with and learn about the animals. There are even a handful of zoos in Australia that give you a taste of the real wildlife camping experience with sleepover packages. You can hire a truck or 4WD vehicle with Budget Trucksand take a tour of the zoos of Australia. Today, we will be covering 5 different zoos where you can spend the night and get to see the wildlife up close: The National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, Taronga Zoo Sydney, Taronga Zoo Western Plains, the Melbourne Zoo, and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Jamala Wildlife Lodge at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra

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The Jamala Wildlife Lodge’s Jungle Bungalows Photo Credit:

The Jamala Wildlife Lodge is located in the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. This really is the king of all luxury zoo sleepovers with rooms connected to the wildlife enclosures and some creatures even inside the hotel rooms. There are three different options: the Giraffe Tree Houses, the Jungle Bungalows, and the uShaka Lodge. The lodge accommodations are high end luxury and include dining packages, swimming pools, and other unique amenities.

Taronga Zoo Sydney Roar and Snore

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Taronga Zoo Sydney Photo Credit:

The Taronga Zoo is right in the middle of the city in Sydney’s Mosman district. From the zoo, you can see views of the Sydney Harbour and Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a very large zoo, especially for a city zoo, it covers 21 hectares and houses more than 4,000 animals. There is always something going on at the zoo because in addition to all the wildlife exhibits there are 20 shows a day. Guests who book the overnight Roar and Snore sleepover start their zoo experience in the evening with a chance to see some of the zoo’s friendlier animals up close. Then a buffet dinner is served up with views of the city and harbour. After dinner, there is coffee, tea, and dessert before heading to bed in the zoo safari tents. In the morning, there is a continental breakfast before two special behind the scenes tours. Then you are free to spend the rest of the day among the animals of the zoo.

Taronga Zoo Western Plains

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Taronga Zoo Western Plains Roar & Snore Photo Credit:

The Taronga Zoo Sydney expanded to the Western Plains of Dubbo, New South Wales in 1977. The Taronga Zoo Western Plains is west of Sydney and houses all of the larger, herding animals like the elephants, antelopes, rhinos, and giraffes have more space to roam around. You can choose from three different overnight accommodations: the Zoofari Lodge, the Savannah Cabins, and the Billabong Camp.

Roar ‘n’ Snore at the Melbourne Zoo

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The Melbourne Zoo has a Roar ‘n’ Snore event where guests can sleepover at the zoo. The accommodations are really neat because they are in the old, renovated elephant exhibit. The overnight zoo package comes with dinner and a supper before spending the night in the tent accommodations. Then there is a breakfast before you can spend the day at the zoo.

Slumber Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Werribee Zoo Slumber Safari Photo Credit:

The Werribee Zoo is close to Melbourne; it is just about a 30 minute drive away. The overnight package there is called the Slumber Safari and it includes 2 days entry to the zoo, dinner featuring African cuisine, a buffet breakfast, and it is a fully hosted safari experience. There are animal encounter opportunities and you can also opt for exclusive animal viewings. The overnight amenities include luxury campsites with ensuite bathrooms, fans, and electric blankets.


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