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Taronga Western Plains Zoo

#1 of 28 things to do in Dubbo Features Animals
Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
+61 2 6881 1400
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Great day at Dubbo Zoo

Second visit in a year and was fantastic again. Fed giraffes & went to a few talks about various... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rhonda K
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Melbourne, Australia
Love the two day entry

An amazing place to visit for kids and adults alike. Hiring bikes and golf carts so much fun... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vicki M
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent66%
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  • Average7%
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“hire bikes” (74 reviews)
“keeper talks” (81 reviews)
“golf buggy” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
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+61 2 6881 1400
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Reviewed yesterday

Second visit in a year and was fantastic again. Fed giraffes & went to a few talks about various animals - very informative & funny stories. Staff very helpful.

Thank Rhonda K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing place to visit for kids and adults alike. Hiring bikes and golf carts so much fun although bikes allow closer access than the carts do. Lots of tables/chairs and an ideal picnic spot so be sure to BYO own food. Get there early...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyable visit, however there are a a lot of empty paddocks/fields. Animals are moved around as appropriate and new areas being prepared, however we were disappointed at the empty spaces. it was appreciated that we could drive our car to the various spots to see...More

Thank Rosalind S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even in winter the zoo is a great place to visit. The animals are well looked after. The staff and volunteers are extremely helpful. Nothing is a rush. Great for all the family.

Thank Portsea1
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my second visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, my first visit was 10 years ago and the zoo was really good then, but it is fantastic now . The 2 and 5 year old loved the zoo and on the trip home my...More

Thank Mick4707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous Zoo- loads of space, great animals and really well thought out grounds. The frogs, the birds, and they're just the residents... were terrific and really loved wandering around the lush and green landscapes enjoying the different animals. Used a buggy to get...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the June long weekend my husband and I took our daughter to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. We got there early (like, wait at the gates to open early). Being the long weekend we expected big crowds. You can hire carts and bikes- but...More

Thank littlemissfaith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth the trip. Giraffe feeding and the Siamangs were worth it by themselves. The zoo itself is excellent!

Thank Rod W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot rave high enough about this place! This place is set up to cruise around and check out the animals in a more natural environment. We hired bikes which is the best option as you can ride right up a mound right to the...More

Thank Brooke T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't visited this zoo for over 20 years, when our kids were young. Now it's grandchild's turn. Seeing wild animals penned in at zoos around the world is not necessarily a good look, but here, the land resource and acres for individual enclosures is...More

1  Thank PLCSydney
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
cleo064
how much advance notice do they need for a booking for a golf buggy??....and the cost ??....can we book by contacting them to ensure there is one available .....? thanks
10 July 2016|
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Response from LDalponte | Reviewed this property |
There is no pre-booking for the carts and the go very fast so the only option is to queue before opening at 9:00am. I arrived 9:30 and it was already a signage saying "next cart available 12:00" of course this happened on a... More
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brina833
Hi, We're planning a trip here in August and wanted to know how many nights you stayed and if you think that it was enough? We too are planning to stay at the Savannah cabins, and at this stage thinking of staying 2 nights..so driving up on the Saturday, visit the zoo on Sunday and return home on the Monday. Would you recommend allocating 2 full days at the zoo?
30 June 2016|
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Response from Lynne P | Reviewed this property |
We arrived mid afternoon so had about an hour and a half and all the next day I think two full days would be better, then you could also see the other sights of Dubbo
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Doris B
How much for 2 pensioners? Can we take our own car?
19 June 2016|
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Response from strawbs45 | Reviewed this property |
Pensioner prices about $33 each and yes you can safely drive around in you car. My advice start early like 9 to 9.30 as there is a program of events and talks from keepers as you go round.
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