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Roar and Snore at Taronga Zoo

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Sydney, Australia.

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If I told you you could go for a sleep over at a fantastically appointed zoo and wake up in the morning to million dollar views and the roars, cheeps and warbles of some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic creatures would you be literally chomping at the bit for the chance? Me too.

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is built into a cliff overlooking the harbour and the city and is home to an excellent range of big, small, furry, feathered, hairy, scary, friendly, scaled and mischievous animals. A ‘Roar and Snore’ adventure starts with an evening arrival at the zoo’s education centre where you can get up close and personal with some of the more friendly locals including Dubbo the wombat, John the Koala, lizards, tortoises and kangaroos, followed by dinner, an evening safari and the final feeds and ‘tucking in’ of the animals. The red pandas and big cats look particularly cuddly when bedding down…

Nightcaps are then available for adults…

Overnight you sleep in domed tents, two to a tent then in the morning there are two ‘behind the scenes’ tours over different sections of the zoo, a popular highlight is the antics of the primate breakfast feeding and the curious giraffe feed - it‘s amazing to think about them swallowing. Entry for the day is included, so you can go back and visit your favourites in the daylight.

Don’t miss out on the bird show, it’s nearer to the bottom of the hill than the top, but worth it for the view and the impressive intelligence of the birds and the popular penguin show, belly sliding looks like so much fun.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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How much are the sleepovers? and is it in like an actual tent ?

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They're tents but quite fancy ones: large and square like the old safari tents used to be with raised cot beds, a double and up to two singles per tent. Prices start from $425 for one adult and one kid, $480 for two adults.

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