Since opening in December 2014, we are proud to have been selected for numerous awards – locally, nationally and internationally. Among many others, the following awards and travel recommendations have been bestowed on Jamala Wildlife Lodge:

National Awards:

  • Most Unique Accommodation – Australian Tourism Awards, 2022
  • Best Deluxe Accommodation
  • Winner – Boutique Accommodation 
  • Winner – Luxury Hotel that caters to children
  • Best Holiday Hideaway
  • Winner – Top 3 family Resorts
  • Located in one of the top 2 Major Tourist Attractions in Australia (National Zoo and Aquarium)

Worldwide Awards:

  • Top 10% in the world – TripAdvisor
  • Winner – Travellers Choice Awards – 8 Years running.  
  • 4th  Top Conservation Experience – Signature Travel
  • Most desirable ‘destination accommodation’ in Australia.
  • Best animal themed hotel
  • Top 5 coolest Hotels

State Awards:


  • Most Unique Accommodation – 6 years
  • Best Deluxe Accommodation – 5 years
  • Winner – Tourism Restaurant & Catering Service
  • Winner – Best Restaurant – Accommodation


These awards have been received over the last few years from a variety of major tourism and travel organisations, as well as from publications. These include the Australian Tourism Industry Council, Australian Hotels Association, Trip Advisor, Signature Travel, Australian Travel Awards, Telegraph, Australian, Australian Traveller Magazine and many others