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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Taronga Western Plains Zoo and other Dubbo attractions using our handy Dubbo vacation generator.
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  • The difference is to be able to drive through the zoo with your own car or to rent push bikes or golf carts or to explore the zoo or on your foot And the purchased tickets are valid for two days which...  more »
  • Dubbo Zoo is exceptional. I'm not a lover of zoos but I do appreciate that they give city slickers a chance to interact with and develop a better understand of the amazing animals in our world. The mo...  more »
  • Beautiful 'accommodation' for these precious animals! So much to see and even more to learn. Absolutely awesome to have the choice of either driving or walking the entire facility. Thank you to the en...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Incredible! Loved the large open spaces - not just for the animals, but the fact that you can picnic or sit in the spaces facing each enclosure and spend time observing the animals without getting in the way of other patrons. We went during the Easter long weekend (the busiest time of year for the zoo), so that says a lot. Definitely a zoo worth coming back to visit.
  • Amazing amazing amazing amazing! Billabong camp was so damn good. Therese was an amazing host and provided us with comfort and the best experience. The whole zoo was just the best! Will be visiting again some day!
  • Great place to take the kids and see all thr animals. It is so easy to get around and we went just after a public holiday and it was not very busy at all.
  • Two full days of cycling around the zoo. Great fun. Don't worry about trying to get an electric cart unless you have mobility issues - bikes are better

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