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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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Very Special

Did an overnighter at Zoofari a few nights ago. Just one of the very special things we have ever... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GBSWBrisbane
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Zoofari Lodge, Excellent

Stayed for 2 nights at Zoofari Lodge with my wife and another couple (in their own lodge... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mario P
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
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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

Did an overnighter at Zoofari a few nights ago. Just one of the very special things we have ever done. As some reviewers have mentioned, the price probably sounds a bit steep, but the experience is fantastic. To sit on the veranda of your tent...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed for 2 nights at Zoofari Lodge with my wife and another couple (in their own lodge). Fantastic place to stay and see the zoo. The behind the scenes tours in the evening after dinner - close and personal with the Lions plus more and...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Mario P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you and your wife had an excellent experience and created many special memories. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the early morning behind the scenes walk so worth it. You walk for about 2 hours but as it is early the animal's have or are justing been fed and it is still cool so they were happy to be out and on...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello margaret c, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time participating in an Early Morning Walk experience led by one of our dedicated volunteers. We hope that you learnt many new interesting facts about all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Zoo with my Grand daughter’s on the holidays. We fed the Giraffe’s, what fun we had. Remember to drink plenty of cool water & have sleeve’s on & sun hat & sunscreen on yourself to.More

Thank Maria H
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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Maria H, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent zoo visit with your granddaughter. We are delighted to hear that you had a very fun time and that you had the opportunity to feed some of our Giraffes as part of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to this trip - planned the early morning walk, then to cycle round the zoo afterwards and what we couldn’t see on that day, return the next as tickets are valid for 2 consecutive days. However, it was a stinking hot...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Charlotte J, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed participating in an Early Morning Walk, led by one of our dedicated volunteers. However we are sorry that you did not enjoy your breakfast from our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day. We were originally going to walk but really your best option is to drive or hire a cart.

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello mrscc196, Thank you for your review following your recent zoo visit. We are delighted to hear that you had a great day out. We hope to welcome you back to visit us again soon. All the best, Joanne

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth stopping and going to the Zoo. We drove around but if you want to get fit it is great exercise.

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you had a great day during your visit, viewing and learning about all of our unique animals. We hope to welcome you back to visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please do not miss this zoo. It is better to get there early as the animals are more active in the morning. Also, you can plan your "Daily Keeper Talks" as these talks start at 0925 and run to 1500. The actual animal keepers talk...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent zoo visit. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time exploring the zoo and listening to our free keeper talks and animal feeds. We hope that you learnt many new things about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get to the site early so you can make the most of the facility. We arrived later in the morning and felt a bit rushed trying to get to see the feeding of the animals, which we missed because they were earlier in the day,...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. We hope that you and your grandchildren had an enjoyable day and created some special memories. Thank you for also providing some useful information and suggestions to our future visitors. We hope to welcome you all back to visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are not a lot of animals and varieties. Not much activities from the animals. We saw monkeys climbing and keeper feeding the otters. Others are quite boring.More

Thank Vicky Z
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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo. We are sorry that you thought that the zoo lacked animals and activities on the day of your visit. We recommend that the best way to...More

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amit p
8 January 2018|
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Response from SteveBonnitcha | Reviewed this property |
It will take you 5-6 hours drive from Sydney, I would suggest saying two nights If you want to see all the attractions and maybe take in a couple of zoo keeper talks you will need a full day, say 9am to 4pm. I certainly... More
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AlnBec
1 January 2018|
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Response from jackycee | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were there in August and the weather was perfect. It was outside of school holidays so wasn’t too busy. The littlies will love it and you can drive your own car inside. There are ample parking areas so that won’t be... More
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