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Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
+61 2 6881 1400
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Great Experience for all.

So happy we stopped in at Western Plains Zoo on our travels across Australia. Good range of animals... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle, Australia
via mobile
Loved it

My husband and I stayed overnight at the zoo in their animal view accommodation and wouldn't do it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carmel B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So happy we stopped in at Western Plains Zoo on our travels across Australia. Good range of animals and information. Cost was reasonable. The enclosures are large and we could get quite close to the animals. Staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty of amenities available,...More

Thank kimmigreentree
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stayed overnight at the zoo in their animal view accommodation and wouldn't do it any other way. It's not cheap but it's well worth it. You do get a fair bit included such as extra tours before and after the zoo...More

Thank Carmel B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not being a fan of zoo's , i only went due to reports and i was quite impressed. What a wonderful place for animals. Plenty of room for them to roam and they ALL look happy and healthy. I hired a bicycle and just took...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The meerkats and wild dogs being fed were the highlight of our visit. Thoroughly enjoyed our day. It's lovely, the animals well tended and all were out and active when we visited. Staff were friendly and happy to discuss the animals and answer questions. They...More

Thank Tushfifi D
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great place. Lots of informative information about the animals . Easy to get around and amenities are very clean, and spread throughout the zoo so you never have far to go.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my grandson over the 2 days & we both had a great time together riding bikes one day and in the car the other day. We explored the pathways and got up close to the aniamals.

Thank Toni C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to many zoos and this rates with the best, a great layout and all animals have space to roam and seen very happy. The staff were friendly and had a great knowledge of the animals and history of the zoo. We spent 2...More

Thank andyhum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just spent two fantastic days at Dubbo zoo. Luckily we had two days entry (everyone does) as it bucketed down on the first day. We hired an electric cart on the first day which was great fun and then bikes on the second day....More

Thank scottharrington2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

started by hiring a cart - great fun and easy way to see the zoo,great informative staff - animals awesome - felt really close - things they can improve on - a few more loo's, and leave the kiosk open till 3.30 pm

Thank diannecarroll14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had a very pleasant time at the zoo, we went during the week and it was really quiet, Id recommend anyone else going during the week to avoid the herds of people on the weekend. The park had very clean facilities,...More

Thank Zoe W
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Response from Zlata B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so you will be allowed
4 July 2017|
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Response from srivastavaz | Reviewed this property |
Its $10 and the zoofari tours are for specific locations n not whole zoo. Its definitely enjoyable n you can have closer looks at many animals like ostriches giraffes kangaroos stags and many more. Personally I enjoyed it... More
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