5.0 out of 5

"If you can relate to animals this is the place for you. The Lodge is extremely comfortable to stay in and the bonus of the monkey family or fish to ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Jamala Wildlife Lodge you'll be 0.4 km (0.3 mi) from National Zoo and Aquarium and 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Telstra Tower. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free daily breakfast.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 18 individually furnished rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, iPod docks, and DVD players. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, minibars, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers are available.

This hotel has free WiFi in public areas, a business centre, and gift shops/newsstands. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café and luggage storage. Each morning free full breakfast is offered between 7 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Molonglo Valley hotel include Canberra Stadium and National Museum of Australia.

Luxury Reef Room (Check in by 2:30pm)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$890 per night

Grand Shark Suite (Check in by 2:30pm)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Wild Encounter Suite (Check in by 2:30pm)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Giraffe Tree House (Check in by 2:30pm)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room Wild Encounter 2 (Check in by 2:30pm)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Lemur Room (Check in by 2:30pm)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Jamala Wildlife Lodge ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Jamala Wildlife Lodge

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5 out of 5
Simply a great experience. Would recommend it to anyone.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 13 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
Amazing place loved everything about it. Wonderful facilitirs gorgeous room great food and staff. Beyond 5 star totalkt amazing i will book again next year. Cant rave enough about this amazing place and experience

Posted by , from Victoria on 2 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5
Wonderful tours, food to die for, overall lovely experience. Owned & run by people committed to the cause.

Posted by , from Woongarrah NSW on 24 Oct 2018

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5 out of 5
Bucket list moment amazing. The best experience ever

Posted by , from Sydney on 22 Oct 2018

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5 out of 5
If you can relate to animals this is the place for you. The Lodge is extremely comfortable to stay in and the bonus of the monkey family or fish to view are a bonus. The food was excellent and although middle of winter in Canberra we did not feel the cold. Too much to see and do behind the scenes. The white lions were there for dinner and remained for our breakfast. Animal hygiene was put into practice also time out for the animals. We got to pat a cheetah which was a wonderful experience. I would be delighted to visit this establishment again.

Posted by , from Qld on 23 Jul 2018

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5 out of 5

It is expensive but the animal experiences are uni

Pros: The decor in the main lodge is amazing, a cornucopia of african art. The evening dinner with the lions and hyenas was very special, but luck.
Location: Ten minutes drive from almost everything in Canberra. The zoo is worth most of a day on top of the included keeper walks. Do an "animal experience".
This is a very high-end experience where you get some exposure to the zoo behind the scenes while enjoying great food, wines, decore and some very close contact with your chosen room animal, and some others. All in all, a very special experience that delivered good value and heaps of special memories.

Posted by , from Sydney on 13 Jul 2018

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5 out of 5
Great stay. Always something happening or can be as restful as you like.

Posted by on 15 May 2018

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5 out of 5


I knew that our stay would be something special - staying within the National Zoo & Aquarium. But I could not have guessed just how incredible it would be. From booking, check-in, meals, room, service to checking out we were so impressed with the quality, quantity and care. We were made to feel like VIPs. No other hotel or service provider stands a chance at measuring up to Jamala. Thank you so much. We cannot wait to book again - and have been recommending this place to our Canberra friends and interstate family and friends. Impeccable!

Posted by , from Dalyellup, WA on 23 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

nice place with wild animals

Pros: wild animal experience
Cons: they should provide bath and international power adaptor
Location: easy location close to ACT city
nice place to be, live so close with wild animals. tours and food drinks included. you do need to worry about anything

Posted by , from sydney on 14 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Wonderful African experience

Pros: Staff very helpful and friendly, the lay back feeling, no rush. High hotel quality food and service was great. Didn't have to thing about anything.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Can derry is close by and offers many attractions
If you want an African experience without leaving Australia, do yourself a favor and visit Jamal. Many I clued animal experiences up close. Staff could not be more helpfulikely and everything is included. Where else can you pat a rhino or feed a tiger.....Will go back.

Posted by , from sydney on 18 Mar 2017

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business centre on site. An outdoor pool and gift shops/news stands are also featured at Jamala Wildlife Lodge. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Molonglo Valley hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2015
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) (13.3 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Train station: Kingston Canberra Station (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Jamala Wildlife Lodge offers 18 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and designer toiletries. This Molonglo Valley hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones; local, long-distance and international calls are all complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • International calls (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Jamala Wildlife Lodge has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Children aged under 13 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM until 6:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 6:30 PM
Guests arriving after 3:00 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 6 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 6 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self-parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Jamala Wildlife Lodge Weston Creek
  • Jamala Wildlife Weston Creek

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 6 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Jamala Wildlife Lodge.