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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  • October 11, 2017
    A visit here is a must when in Dubbo. Really enjoyed the 6km walk around the circuit. If you are after a cart or bike ... arrive early to secure these. We arrived mid-morning and they were all gone .....  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    We visited the zoo just after the school holidays. Was still very busy. Thankfully i had booked our tickets online (you save 10% too) so didnt have to queue up. We got there 10 minutes after the gates...  more »
  • October 10, 2017
    We had a wonderful day riding around on our bikes that we hired that is a must do seeing the animals in such a happy environment was so nice to see A really enjoyable day  more »
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  • August 3, 2017
    Possibly one of the best zoos in the world. Animals are free to roam around. The information on the animals is very good and helpful. The staff are always happy to help and seem to know a lot about what they are talking about. I recommend hiring a buggy or bicycle as the zoo is so huge it can be hard to see everything. I also advise people to bring a pair of binoculars to avoid having to pay for the rather pricey fixed binoculars on the lookouts. The picnic areas are also fantastic. A must visit if you are in the area.
  • June 24, 2017
    Great layout, very clean and neat. Awesome that you can drive around the zoo. Could easily spend a day there. Lots of area for picnics or room to bring your own lunch. Staff are super friendly. Great price for the experience overall. Almost all enclosures have unobtrusive views, which means photos aren't hindered by big cages or walls. Animals have lots of room to explore and move which is nice.
  • September 8, 2017
    A fantastic place for all ages. My boyfriend and I, of 20 and 18 years respectively, thoroughly enjoyed driving around the open areas, and stopping to explore nearby enclosures. It was a very fun experience, with many amazing animals and attractions.
  • July 15, 2017
    Had a fantastic time with the family. Hired an electric cart and enjoyed very much driving around the zoo stopping off at all the animals. This gave the zoo an interesting feel, almost as if your on a somewhat safari. If your in the area and haven't been before, treat yourself.
  • June 9, 2017
    Too good to believe! Animals live in spacious habitat that you wouldn't realize it's a zoo. Animals are happy and cubs are too cute! Do not miss the kangaroos and koalas just because you have seen them everywhere else in Australia. I seen the most active koalas ever, climbing up and down. Your kids can chase kangaroos, well, in a friendly way. We live in Newcastle and have visited Dubbo many times just for the zoo. Please allow two full days for it or you cannot see all. We are going tomorrow again.

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