Taronga Western Plains Zoo is Set for a $24-million Upgrade

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Get ready to level up your wildlife wanderlust because Taronga Western Plains Zoo is about to get a major glow-up with a whopping $24 million upgrade!

Picture this: sipping your morning coffee while a giraffe casually strolls by your luxe cabin. Sounds like a dream? Well, it’s about to become a reality.

Here's what we know so far about Taronga Zoo's million-dollar upgrade.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is Set for a $24-million Upgrade

Taronga Western Plains Zoo upgrades
Dining with views of the animals, anyone?

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is about to undergo a colossal transformation that'll turn your next visit into something straight out of a luxe safari dream. We're talking a $24-million injection to amp up the zoo with swish new digs, a top-notch dining experience, and so much more.

Let's break it down: The Dubbo Regional Council have plans that are set to reshape the zoo experience. Imagine kicking back in one of 10 chic duplexes, sipping your morning brew in a cafe with a view, or making a splash in the new pool. And for those who like to roam, there'll be new pathways to wander and extra spots to park your ride.

Reshaping the Taronga Zoo Experience

Taronga Serengeti Function Centre
The new Serengeti Function Centre.

But it's not just about upping the luxe factor. The upgrades to Taronga Western Plains Zoo are set to turbocharge tourism and give conservation efforts a hefty boost. The goal? To get up close with nature while learning all about how Taronga keep it thriving.

Enter the Serengeti Function Centre, with space for 300 party animals (the human kind) and a restaurant that's set to be the talk of the town, open till the wee hours for your dining pleasure.

Taronga's Savannah Sleepover

Taronga Western Plains Zoo upgrades
Taronga's new Safari 'pods'

And let's not forget the pièce de résistance – the accommodations. Designed by the eco-savvy Troppo Architects, these aren't just any rooms; they're your own personal safari lodges.

Each of the 20 safari 'pods' offers killer views of giraffes and rhinos, all from the comfort of your bedroom. We're talking high-end living with all the trimmings: two bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen, and a deck for all your chill-out needs.

So, what's the upshot? Taronga Western Plains Zoo is on track to redefine what it means to go on a safari, minus the jet lag. It's a win-win: epic adventures for you and a lifeline for the planet. Get ready to pack your bags – adventure calls in 2025!

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