Taronga Zoo Sydney Is Giving You the Opportunity to Have a Sleepover With Australian Wildlife

All of the proceeds will go back into conservation projects.

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Calling all wildlife lovers and adventure-seekers: A zoo in Sydney, Australia will officially start allowing guests to sleep over amongst its wildlife this upcoming October. If you've ever wanted to have the slumber party of your dreams with koalas, wallabies, exotic birds, and other native Australian animals, now you finally have your chance.

The Taronga Zoo’s Wildlife Retreat will officially open on October 10, and will give Australians and tourists from around the world an immersive taste of what its like to spend the night after-hours in a zoo, surrounded by wildlife from the bushland. The luxurious accommodations are located on the zoo's property, and each room gives you panoramic views of Sydney's Harbor.

“For a zoo to remain relevant, it must constantly evolve,” Cameron Kerr, CEO of Taronga Zoo, told Vogue Australia. “Through the Wildlife Retreat, we will foster genuine connections between people and Australia’s fascinating wildlife, and inspire them to care as passionately as we do about our most precious residents. Guests will leave not only rejuvenated, but also with the knowledge that their stay has made a meaningful difference to wildlife and its conservation.”

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Your stay during your time at the Wildlife Retreat will include guided tours (some after hours!) including one through The Sanctuary—which is exclusively reserved for guests who book stays at the Wildlife Retreat. Other guided tours explore surrounding exhibits within Taronga Zoo Sydney, and both will feature up close and personal wildlife experiences.

The Wildlife Retreat package also includes daybreak walks, a buffet breakfast, dinner at Me-Gal restaurant, a morning tour, and complimentary access to Taronga Zoo during business hours.

The experience isn't even the best part—reps for Taronga Zoo Sydney say that all of the proceeds will go right back into conservation projects.

Experience packages for Taronga Zoo's Wildlife Retreats begin at $790 a night.

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