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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  • Whilst Dubbo Zoo does a brilliant job in protecting and saving several endangered species, we could not help but feel it was looking 'tired'. We accept and appreciate the natural surroundings for the....  more
    Whilst Dubbo Zoo does a brilliant job in protecting and saving several endangered species, we could not help but feel it was looking 'tired'. We accept and appreciate the natural surroundings for the....  more »
  • This zoo is so impressive on so many levels. It’s so spacious you never feel it’s crowded, the animals are healthy and relaxed, and we were lucky to see a new born giraffe. Recommend spending two... 
    This zoo is so impressive on so many levels. It’s so spacious you never feel it’s crowded, the animals are healthy and relaxed, and we were lucky to see a new born giraffe. Recommend spending two...  more »
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  • We had a great time at the Zoo. Driving around takes about 3hrs to see most of the exhibits but not rushing. Next time we will be going using the electric buggies and would recommend going this way if you have a family or small group. The animals appear to have great enclosures with lots of space to roam, not feeling trapped. They all look well taken care of. There’s plenty to look at and the information on available to learn digitally about the exhibits is handy. More QR codes with text sites or videos would be appreciated. Take the day and explore this awesome zoo.
  • Great zoo with plenty of things to see. Carts were good with room for only one car seat though and only 3 hours seems a bit short for the amount of attractions. Bikes with kid seats and trailers seem like the better option for families to have the full day. Decent food available and good gift shop.

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