Just 10 minutes from the city centre, Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Australia’s only combined zoo and aquarium, offers visitors an all-inclusive luxury lodge experience with behind-the-scenes toms and animal encounters. Bathe while a bear grazes on the other side of the window; relax on your lounge while gazing intimately in to the eyes of a lion; feed the gentle giant giraffes; or get ready for a dinner amidst sharks swimming by. The African-inspired accommodation offers three precincts, each with a distinct wildlife experience.
Choose from one of seven luxurious rooms inside the main Ushaka lodge, which boasts a shark tank and a private pool and spa, or languish in one of the six unique Giraffe treehouse suites nestled into a reserve overlooking the Molonglo River. The brave at heart can stay in one of the five exclusive Jungle Bungalow suites adjoining different animal enclosures, including hons, bears or cheetahs, where barely centimetres of glass separate you from these magnificent creatures.