Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

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Come to Taronga Western Plains Zoo to see the large wildlife that need more space than the Sydney site provides. Located near the town of Dubbo, you can see African lions, tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, and many more species at this branch of the Taronga Zoo. Join an early-morning walk to see animals as they awaken and get up close with native wildlife on the Aussie Walkthrough tour. As the zoo works to support wildlife habitats around the world, your patronage supports its conservation efforts. To visit Taronga Western Plains Zoo on your trip to Dubbo, use our Dubbo trip itinerary builder .
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  • This is my 3rd time trip to Dubbo Taronga Western Plains Zoo, always love it. Especially with my son who is 3 years boy loves this place. It is good with your own car, hired bike, hired cart or even o...  more »
  • A great zoo experience. Plenty of room for the animals, of course, with well-designed viewing areas that minimise fences and other visual barriers. Loved the breeding groups of rhinos and giraffe. Ver...  more »
  • What a place. So many animals, friendly staff. Different ways to travel around, from walking, bicycling to driving in your own vehicle. The glamping experience is a must for your bucket list. Five sta...  more »
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  • We took our boys over the Easter long weekend. The zoo was absolutely packed, but the staff were amazing. They were friendly and kind and engaging. The staff at the giraffe feeding were so nice to my boys and very patient. It made their experience great. I loves the animal enclosures, the animals have so much space compared to the Sydney counterpart. I would definitely recommend coming here.
  • Wow wow and more wows. I can't wait to go back again. Great value for 2 days. The grounds are beautiful and the animal areas are so well done that you aren't impeded by ugly fencing. Would also recommend the giraffe feeding at $7. The staff are friendly and helpful. Could not find a fault with this zoo.
  • The zoo is great. The way they designed the enclosures makes photos look like your in the field with the animals. Being able to drive your own car makes it a very comfortable tour. We hired a golf buggy for that extra special experience. I can confidently say that the novelty quickly wore off. They are uncomfortable. WARNING! Take plenty of water. I used a bottle refill point to drink free water and it actually made me vomit. It had an extremely disgusting taste like I've never experienced before. Would I go back? Yes. It's worth visiting again. Cheers.
  • Great zoo but you definitely need to be at some of the exhibits at feeding time. Was surprisingly easy to explore on foot. Vending machine prices were a little bit rude. Overall had a good time and saw some cool animals. Cafe area was decent and staff were very friendly.
  • Absolutely fantastic two days at the Zoo! Really busy over the Easter weekend but it was so well managed by the staff there and they were all extremely happy and helpful! A few more drinking water spots would be great but otherwise it's set up really well! Plenty of shade and picnic spots 🖒🖒
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