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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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  • Even though it does not have the harbour view's of its sister zoo in Sydney, this one makes up for it with its wide open spaces for the animals to roam. At times it feels like we are the exhibits, and...  more »
  • A little bit pricey for whats on offer but worth it to keep an historical landmark in tact and not converted into a hipster bookshop/cafe.  more »
  • It's abit pricey for what you get all in all it was a beautiful experience Staff were helpful and very polite Down side is the kiosks around the zoo are abit rich  more »
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  • We spend the whole day there and it was amazing! The crew made every feeding and talk with love! We had been there on a Monday and for us it was just perfect cause we had been nearly alone. Wonderful animals in beautiful areas! Thanks for that lovely day!
  • Fantastic! Easily the best Zoo in Australia! Get there early to join the feedings and presentations as you drive, walk or cycle round the Zoo. Easy to ride a bike around towing a small trailer with a child or two, bri g your own or hire a wide range of bikes onsite. Fantastic family friendly experience. Its great to see animals in large areas with plenty of room to move. Only one small grievance - we were really looking forward to feeding the Giraffes, our daughter was incredibly upset to find out that we could not feed the Giraffes as we hadn't arranged it prior to entering the Zoo. Having someone with a mobile card machine or even cash facilities would eliminate this issue and possibly even bump up 'sales' for this experience. We stayed at Savannah Cabins and also highly recommend staying here. Best value for money to include park entry, accommodation & bike hire together.
  • Total waste of money !!!!! Limited number of animals visible. Only one elephant and water buffalo were so far away from viewing area a telephoto lens was required to even see them, let alone get a good photo.Generally animals are too far away from viewing areas. Kiosk in middle of Zoo advertised but not open and any drinks from a machine far too expensive. Several people we spoke to had the same opinion as well so it is not just us being picky. Lost profit to say the least. And this should have been mentioned when purchasing admission tickets. Also map provided left a lot to be desired. Toilets near kiosk were dirty and female toilets had cubicle doors that could not be locked. Pathetic maintenance. Interaction with Australian Kangaroos very poor for children. There are many more to be seen at the Reptile Park near Gosford. Overall disappointing as there is a lot more to be seen at the zoo in Sydney so why waste a trip to Dubbo.
  • We stayed at the zoofari lodge exspecting a nice veiw of the the savana when we a place in behind which was very cold with no view.
  • Great zoo enclosures animals look really content, signage could be improved. Prices ok for a tourist attraction. Plenty pf options for getting around in zoo, carts, walking, bikes, own car. I expected more variety of animals however ones we saw looked great.