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Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.2/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
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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  • First time back for 26 years and yep things have changed but I a very good way. Lucky enough on my way around to time it for feeding time for several animals. Awesome. Meerkats were putting on a great...  read more »
  • What a thrill to see half a dozen puppies in the Wild Dogs of Africa enclosure. Then tiny turtles which grow to be giants in the Galapagos Islands. Finally the not so tiny Giraffes and their Big Paren...  read more »
  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a great place. I'm not a big fan of caged animals but the open spaces here are great for the animals and the visitors. Also, the zoo is doing a great job trying to preser...  read more »
  • We had a great two days here. Easily could have spent more. We tried to get to as many talks/tours as possible. We were lucky enough to witness a zebra baby minutes after being born. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. We particularly liked the monkey and ape islands. Watching the interactions was fascinating.
  • When we lived here we got the locals only pass. Which was a smart move as we went to the zoo 7 times in one year. Always a lot of fun. I love you can go at your own pace. I road a bike the first time, and as a non bike rider it was an easy and enjoyable 5km. Animal exhibits are fantastic. Staff are always so amazing. Wide rand of things to see to fill a day (or two!) The only thing I suggest is take your own lunch. Prices can be steep at the cafe.
  • Far better than I thought it would be and well worth the drive to Dubbo. If you are able to plan to do so, there is an overnight trip that I heard is surprising. It allows for example, to see the night feeding of Koala's. Apparently at that time of night they even run. During the day you can either drive through or cycle through the zoo. So much to see and do, you can even take a couple of days and slow down the pace.
  • Such an amazing zoo. The free range setting is great to see. Animals actually look happy, with plenty of room to run around and play. Heaps of viewing areas for visitors and many options of making your way around the zoo. Highly recommend a visit!
  • I love this place. It's a bit of a drive from Brisbane but worth it. The animals are more spread out in a more natural habitat. Best way to experience the zoo would be rent a bicycle.
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