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Nikki Yazxhi

WITH CHRISTMAS AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER, Taronga Zoo Sydney has pulled together a few suggestions for a sustainable and environmentally friendly Christmas.


Not quite sure what to buy family or friends, or worried unwanted gifts may end up in landfill? Giving an experience gift is a fantastic way to create special memories while also taking care of our environment.

Taronga Zoo Friends Membership
With 365 days of unlimited entry, discounts around the zoo and access to exclusive pre-sales and experiences, a Taronga Zoo Friends Membership is the gift that keeps on giving! A membership provides 12-months of adventure for the whole family leaving plenty of time to make some magical memories. The best bit? As Taronga is a not-for-profit, a membership also helps support Taronga’s important conservation and education programs around the globe.

1 Adult & 2 children – $99 + joining fee (online)
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Get Wild at Wild Ropes
Wild Ropes is the perfect summer experience to share with family or friends. Enjoy the outdoors without leaving Sydney and tackle obstacles, suspension bridges and flying foxes with four high ropes courses to choose from. The adrenaline-fueled Wild Ropes courses are suitable for kids through to adults – just choose your challenge, strap on a helmet and harness, and get ready to climb. Guest vouchers available.

Adults from $37, Juniors from $32 and Children form $22
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Overnight stay at Taronga’s Wildlife Retreat
For the person who has everything why not give them an experience of a lifetime with an overnight stay at the newly opened Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. The Retreat is located just 15 minutes away from the bustle of urban Sydney and gives guests the chance to build everlasting connections with Australia’s incredible native wildlife whilst supporting Taronga’s global conservation efforts. Prices start from $790 per twin share and include a two-course dinner, buffet breakfast, immersive and exclusive Australian animal experiences and complimentary general admission to Taronga Zoo.

Prices start from $790 per twin share
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Wake up with the animals at Roar and Snore
With arguably one the best views of Sydney Harbour and soundscape to match – we’re talking tiger calls to bird song – a stay at Roar and Snore is an unforgettable experience. The perfect gift for visiting family and friends, a stay at Roar and Snore includes intimate animal encounters, fascinating keeper talks, delicious food and safari-style accommodation. And fancy waking up with the animals on Christmas morning? For the first time ever, Roar and Snore will be open on Christmas Eve for a Christmas you will never forget!

Prices start from $578 per twin share
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Sustainable gifts

Zoo Parent – Adopt an animal
Give the ultimate gift this Christmas and help save endangered species, such as Sumatran Tiger, Asian Elephant and Tasmanian Devil. Your adoption will fund Taronga’s work with research and education programs, focusing on endangered species in Australia and around the world, as well as assist with the conservation, breeding and preservation of wild animals and their habitats. All adoption packages include a welcome letter, personalised adoption certificate, animal fact sheet and quarterly email updates about your adopted animal.

E-adoptions start from $48
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Beads for Wildlife
Fill your stockings with unique beadwork or even decorate your Christmas tree! Every purchase provides a woman in Northern Kenya with a reliable income and benefits the incredible wildlife of northern Kenya.

Christmas Tree Decoration- RRP $9.95
White Rhino Keyring- RRP $8.95
Colourful Keyring- RRP $8.95
Colourful dangly earrings- RRP $14.95
Colourful Necklace- RRP $22.95

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