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Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Highlight of our trip

Loved it ...and the Lion Safari was just amazing and awesome.. well worth the extra $29 to do the... read more

Reviewed today
Kathy G
Campbelltown, Australia
A Unique Experience

This is the third time i have visited the zoo and each time has been different. We chose to ride... read more

Reviewed today
Brisbane, Australia
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
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Reviewed today

Loved it ...and the Lion Safari was just amazing and awesome.. well worth the extra $29 to do the Safari bus trip with the 4 lions.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed today via mobile

This is the third time i have visited the zoo and each time has been different. We chose to ride bikes this time which was an extra expense but a great experience. The zoo covers a large area with many African animals. There are a...More

Thank 21Tania2014
Reviewed today via mobile

Taronga western plains zoo is an amazing two day adventure. It will not leave you disappointed. The zoo talks are informative and fun. The highlight though is definitely the safari bus through the lion pride exhibit.

Thank Maryke R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place ..very user friendly... well thought out catering for everyone.. water freely available Bike it if you can

Thank gimadagana
Reviewed yesterday

Bought tickets online to save time and a few $$ only to find my printed ticket said valid for Sydney zoo. I emailed my query to not get any response. Going through the procedure again showed the same result. At the ticket counter guess what......More

Thank bazzit
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I had an awesome time riding around the zoo. My daughter (5) rode herself and Son (3) sat on the back with my wife. For $50 hire I thought it was a great way to explore the zoo especially with some exhibits...More

Thank Allen O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were first at the gate, so busy even as the gates open, found it easier that we had prebooked and paid. If you want a cart you have to be quick, lots of people waiting for carts to come back later in the day....More

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 12 year old son and I had a wonderful experience. All The food was delicious, the rooms were really comfortable. This is my second Overnight experience at Dubbo Zoo, and my daughters same ages and younger, loved the experience as well. We saw large...More

Thank Edwina M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed o/night at the Billabong Camp. Can’t recommend it more highly for fantastic family experience. Staff not only knowledgeable but helpful and friendly. Zoo was a real treat.

Thank bridgetjgrant
Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter and I absolutely loved Taronga Western Plains Zoo. I purchased an annual pass as with the free children's pass included it didn't end up much more than a single visit ticket and we can now use it at Taronga Zoo in Sydney too....More

Thank nicandmia
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8 October 2018|
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Response from Judy J | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay at the camp but looking from the outside it seems a little more rustic than offered at Taronga.
Julie T
27 September 2018|
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Response from johnwV2400DA | Reviewed this property |
Agree with most of the other answers. No pre booking, morning better value. We were there in school holidays and had no trouble with availability, but did notice in the afternoon most had gone. I thought they were great... More
Dale P
14 July 2018|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
No. Nearest camping is in Dubbo. On-site camping at the zoo is only in the "glamping" tents provided.