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Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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Address: Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
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+61 2 6881 1400
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Lovely day out

Great day out , lovely big enclosures for the animals obviously a lot of care and thought has gone into creating the best possible environment for the animals and guests... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out , lovely big enclosures for the animals obviously a lot of care and thought has gone into creating the best possible environment for the animals and guests . Playgrounds , cafes and bathrooms . Could do with some car park shades throughout the park but other then that was a great experience will def be back

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent zoo experience. We are very pleased to hear that you had a lovely day out exploring the zoo and viewing all of our special animals. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again in the future. More 

Elkton, Maryland
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251 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Never in my life have I heard or seen a Zoo that you can ride your private bicycle around. You can hire a bike if you dont have one or drive or walk or hire a golf cart many options. Open plan Zoo its like the animals are loose. Happy animals! Hippos would show you their teeth and the elephant... More 

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time exploring the zoo by bike and viewing all of our unique animals in their open and spacious enclosures. We hope to welcome you back to visit us again soon. More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hired bikes on a Sunday morning and rode around, great way to do it, can catch the fantastic talks and stop for icecreams and other necessities!

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review regarding your zoo visit. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time exploring the zoo by bike and listening to some of our informative keeper talks. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again in the future. More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a unique Zoo to visit via Car, Bike, Foot or electric cart. Great to take your time and see the animals one by one. Great food options on sight and do yourself a favour and stay overnight at the Zoofari Lodge!

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the zoo. We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing time exploring the zoo and viewing all of our unique animals in their open and spacious exhibits. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again one day soon. More 

Lismore, Australia
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome open plain zoo. Easy to navigate and the animals have plenty of room. Bikes are fun. Staff is great

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a spectacular time during your visit, exploring the zoo by bike. We hope that you can come back and visit us again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great, well laid out facility. Unfortunately on day of our visit temperature was around 40 degrees, most of the animals were hiding in a shady spot. Still enjoyed and would recommend get there early!

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time exploring the zoo, even in the heat of summer. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit us again in the future, maybe in the cooler months. More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On day one we arrived at opening time and hired a electric cart to drive around in ( cart hire is only a 3hr period). Kids loved it as it was a complete new experience for them. We decided that day one would be to just cruise around at our own pace & check out the animals, we really enjoyed... More 

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear that you and your family had a great two day experience visiting the zoo, exploring in an electric cart and then listening to some of our informative keeper talks and animal feeds. Thank you for also recommend that others experience a zoo visit for themselves. We hope to... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in town on business, had a few hours to spare, have been to the zoo before, I would highly recommend the visit. I love driving your own car around, getting out at what you want to see. The black rhino was magnificent. Loved it.

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent zoo visit. We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience during your brief visit to the zoo and that you particularly enjoyed seeing our Black Rhinoceros. We hope that you can come back and visit us again soon. More 

Lithgow, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the Savanna cabins overlooking the giraffes, ostrich, deer enclosure. The zoo people have excelled themselves in anticipating visitor desires for an interesting, restful stay. The ambience is distinctly Australian with African Savannah overtones. The cabin is modern, minimalist and well appointed. Top marks!

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had an interesting and restful overnight experience at the Savannah Cabins. We look forward to welcoming you back to visit and stay with us again in the future. More 

Kyneton, Australia
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo started off well, lots of animals, really good enclosures but the second half of the zoo really tapered off, there was a couple of enclosures with no animals and the new lion exhibit is still under construction (due for completion by the end of 2017), there was also more than one enclosure with animals we'd already seen, the... More 

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time experiencing some of our special animal encounters however we are sorry that you were disappointed in some aspects of your zoo visit. Your feedback has been passed onto our Management team. We hope that you can come back and visit us again in... More 

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