The Cat Lounge
AT NEKO HQ
Hours of Operation
Cat Lounge & Gift Shop
Fridays & Saturdays
11 AM - 5 PM
ADMISSION TO THE CAT LOUNGE IS THROUGH BOOKING ONLY.
The Cat Lounge
Come spend some time in our award winning Cat Lounge at Neko HQ. You will have the privilege of spending time with up to 15 fun and furr-iendly felines.
The Cat Lounge is open every Friday & Saturday, with sessions starting on the hour.
With limited numbers in each session due to COVID we recommend booking early.
Please book one ticket for each person attending.
If the number of tickets you need is not available, please book a session with available tickets.
Group Bookings and Events
Hosting a party or event? Please contact Neko HQ to book the Cat Lounge. This ensures that you have exclusive use of the lounge for the allocated time and that we have additional volunteers on hand.
Frequently asked questions
What is the Cat Lounge at Neko HQ?
Is this a Café?
Do I need to make a booking?
To ensure the Cat Lounge remains cozy and comfortable for you and our cats, places are strictly limited to no more than 10 guests per 50 minute session. To guarantee a spot in the lounge we recommend that you make a booking. Walk-ins will glady be accepted, but only if space permits.
Why is there an entrance fee?
The fees that we charge go directly to Maneki Neko Cat Rescue to continue the important job of rescuing and rehoming cats, including vet work.
Can I make a donation?
We are very grateful to receive donations. Maneki Neko Cat Rescue is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Click here to donate online.
Can you feature my product in the Cat Lounge?
Please email our Corporate Fundraiser at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss partnerships of this kind.
Can I bring my own cat in?
To keep our cats, as well as your own, healthy and stress-free, we do not allow customers to bring their cats in.
How do adoptions work?
If you fall in love with a cat, let one of our Professional Cat Smoochers know. They will discuss adoption with you and help you to fill in an application. As our cats are working hard here at HQ you may be asked to collect your new family member at a later date.
Are children allowed in the Cat Lounge?
Of course! Children of all ages are allowed in the Cat Lounge, however those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times. There must be at least 1 adult for every 2 children. All participants must have a ticket. Babies and children under 4 years old are FREE.
Our Professional Cat Smoochers will be on hand to show you and your children how to interact with our cats and answer any questions they may have. The lounge is a quiet and relaxing environment so we ask that all children are quiet and respectful of the cats and their home. We advise children not to pick up the cats to avoid those pesky cat claws!
How do I book online?
- Choose your preferred date and time on the calendar. Note that we are open Friday's and Saturday only, all other days will be unable to be selected.
Enter your details in the form. We are currently asking that you provide your full name and a contact number for the purpose of covid-19 contact tracing.
Under the "Number of Participants" dropdown menu, choose how many tickets you want for your preferred session. Sessions are limited to 10 people. If there are not enough tickets in the drop down box you will need to choose a different session time. If there is no drop down box at all, it means that only 1 ticket is available.
Up to 10 tickets may be purchased at once, however, if you are wanting to book the lounge for a group event such as a party, please contact us via Facebook or email email@example.com.
Click the red "Pay Now" button to proceed to the payment page. You can pay by entering your debit card details or via PayPal. Rest assured that our website is secure.
What will my 50 minutes in the Cat Lounge be like?
It can be whatever you want it to be!
Do you have a COVID Safety Plan?
Yes we do! To ensure the health of all guests and volunteers we have a detailed plan in place. Here are just some of the things we are doing: