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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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Very disappointing

An expensive exercise that was not very rewarding. The information talks were flippant and poorly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Echuca Vic Aust
Family Friendly fun!

My wife and I have been here twice now, both times enjoyed it thoroughly. Great parking facilities... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
+61 2 6881 1400
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An expensive exercise that was not very rewarding. The information talks were flippant and poorly orchestrated. You had to leave one talk half way through to get to the next one on time. It is a money making machine. $7 to give a carrot to...More

Thank BarryandThel
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have been here twice now, both times enjoyed it thoroughly. Great parking facilities, the animals are well looked after and they have a wide variety of food to enjoy while you meander through the exhibits.

Thank WannaFly22
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved our visit to this zoo. It was different to any other zoo i've been to in that you could get really close to the animals in their exhibits. We hired a bike with kids seat to get around the 6km circuit, and we...More

Thank nicolejclay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made use of the 2 day pass arriving at Dubbo after lunch, we headed to the zoo and did a quick sweep around, with a lot of animals out to show themselves. Were pleased that we had done this as the following morning was...More

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have recently changed access to the cafe. You can now attend without need to pay the fee to visit the zoo. From the cafe, you can still see some of the inhabitants. Once you actually enter the facility, you will be able to view...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I hired the bikes to travel around the zoo. I think a must to experience the zoo to the full extent. The animals, the keepers, staff and volunteers were all very friendly and knowledgable. Although a zoo, the animals have a lot...More

Thank sascanlan191
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyed visiting the zoo with my family. It has a wonderful selection of animals and some amazing views of Sydney harbor as well. I recommend taking the tram when you get off the ferry to the zoo entrance. Its free if you have per-purchased...More

Thank TrevorMcNellis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entertaining teenagers during holidays is going to a challenge for any parent, sometimes I wonder finding Burke and Wills last stand would be easier. With three very disinterested kids who objected to the trip were loaded into the car and off we set. To be...More

Thank markmW8037NB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sensational day. Peaceful with a myriad of plants and trees and of course animals everywhere. I love you can either drive your own car, hire an electric vehicle or walk. Outstanding environment, beautifully maintained and sign posted. Seniors discount. Cost us $37 each from memory.

Thank LinLee2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in July School Hoildays. Hired a golf buggy which the kids loved. A little disappointing due to some animals not being on display. Can't wait to Loins Pride opens

Thank Anniemaykay
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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
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