Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

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Come to Taronga Western Plains Zoo to see the large wildlife that need more space than the Sydney site provides. Located near the town of Dubbo, you can see African lions, tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, and many more species at this branch of the Taronga Zoo. Join an early-morning walk to see animals as they awaken and get up close with native wildlife on the Aussie Walkthrough tour. As the zoo works to support wildlife habitats around the world, your patronage supports its conservation efforts. To visit Taronga Western Plains Zoo on your trip to Dubbo, use our Dubbo trip itinerary builder.
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  • Needs a bit of TLC - variety of animals is limited and some animals in short supply, and hard to see because a long way from viewing areas. Somewhat disappointing because when we visited previously... 
    Needs a bit of TLC - variety of animals is limited and some animals in short supply, and hard to see because a long way from viewing areas. Somewhat disappointing because when we visited previously...  more »
  • Very nice place for a family visit. Very happy to see animals housed in a large area unlike in a small zoo. Wish they will allow only these types of Zoo in future instead of animals in cages... 
    Very nice place for a family visit. Very happy to see animals housed in a large area unlike in a small zoo. Wish they will allow only these types of Zoo in future instead of animals in cages...  more »
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  • We had a great time at the Zoo. Driving around takes about 3hrs to see most of the exhibits but not rushing. Next time we will be going using the electric buggies and would recommend going this way if you have a family or small group. The animals appear to have great enclosures with lots of space to roam, not feeling trapped. They all look well taken care of. There’s plenty to look at and the information on available to learn digitally about the exhibits is handy. More QR codes with text sites or videos would be appreciated. Take the day and explore this awesome zoo.
  • Lots of lovely animals to see. No creature within the zoo or without is less important than another. Let us treat all God's creatures with honour and respect. Is a chicken less precious to God than a lion. All are just as precious, all are of infinite value just as you are friend. For there is only One. For God is all. For God is Love. For you are Love. Be love.

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