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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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Road trip

Drive to Perth from QLD. Loved the Safari, both humorous and interesting. Loved finally getting to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mapleton, Australia
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A good day out

Well worth the time to visit the Zoo, it's not cheap but it is good value for money, and you can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stuart H
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Drive to Perth from QLD. Loved the Safari, both humorous and interesting. Loved finally getting to see a 🦁 for the first time in my life!!! 😍😍😍😍😍

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the time to visit the Zoo, it's not cheap but it is good value for money, and you can revisit the Zoo as many times as you like on the day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to a few zoos in my time, including world class zoos like San Diego. But none come close to Dubbo Zoo, right in our own back yard. Big, natural habitats for every animal, it’s like riding through Africa!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidcarpenter67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

With family stayed at Savannah’s cabin.beautiful place nice zoo, must have a golf cart hired if have young kids to enjoy the visit , cost $70 for three hours or $100 fir a day , must do the giraffes feeding so buy the ticket.also don’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ardavan Seyed H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on the Savannah and it was AMAZING! We had views of rhinos, giraffes, zebras and so much more, just off our veranda. We were able to feed the giraffes, watch an elephant being washed and so much more. Our accommodation was spectacular and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The large scale of Dubbo Zoo means that it’s easy to explore on a bike and fills a whole day with fun. If you check out nothing else that’s paid, do Giraffes in Focus because it’s amazing. The only pitfall is that on a hot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tamaracorine
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a couple friends and we decided to drive around the zoo for the day. The zoo is so open plan and wide, theres a lot of car spaces around the zoo to park and get out and look at exhibits. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rebel E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights 'Glamping' with meals at the lodge. The whole experience was terrific. Wonderful to sit on the deck and watch the animals wander pass and even a Peacock that came up to say hello. The room was set out well and was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Taffy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been talking about visiting Western Plains Zoo and finally got around to doing so. The only problem was that it took us so long to make this decision! This is a fantastic zoo, clearly established with animals, rather than primarily humans, in mind....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did zoofari and it was AMAZING! The price is definitely worth it and you learn all about the animals and conservation. The behind the scenes experience was second to none and the tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable! The wine tasting, dinner and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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8 October 2018|
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Response from johndavewarren | Reviewed this property |
No I have not stayed there
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.