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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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Hire a bike - it's fun

While you can drive your car through the zoo it's much more fun to ride your bike. You can follow the main road, back track through little bush trails and in general go where ever... read more

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Ivankamenken
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

While you can drive your car through the zoo it's much more fun to ride your bike. You can follow the main road, back track through little bush trails and in general go where ever you want to .. it's brilliant!

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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking, driving or cycling so much to see ! Excellent for the kids to burn off energy & learn about endangered animals.

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Werribee, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Loved our visit. Drove around the park in our car the first day. Then took our bikes the second day. The bike paths and road were very easy to ride with lots of places to stop and view the animals. Lots of bike racks to park the bikes. The trenches provided a great open feel and enabled... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a family weekend trip to remember! With 4 children, aged 4 to 9, this could have been a long tedious affair, but it was fun and interesting! We hired bikes the first day - the 4 year old in a tandem with dad (that was exciting in and of itself!) - and explored to our hearts' content. We... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great idea having a two day pass. The first day you can leisurely drive/walk to see the animals and the next day you can see the animals you favour first thing in the morning as they are more alert. Feeding times are good and informative. Clean area with free barbeques. Toilets are clean and easily seen.

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting taronga Sydney earlier this year we decided to do the trip to dubbo. So glad we did you cannot compare the zoos. We arrived early to make sure we got to pick our mode of transport. We planned to get a golf buggy but if your child is under 3 you have to use a car seat which... More 

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Thank jasmine_paul
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful day's exploring of this fantastic facility Animals are well located for viewing Excellent research institution

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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 experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed exploring the animals. We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Zoonooze Billabong Camp. The staff were friendly but there was no initial orientation or clarity about what we were doing or where we were meant to be. As the teacher leading a group of school students, I would have appreciated more direct guidance. Also the staff were a bit negative with the students , encouraging them to... More 

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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 experience at Billabong Camp. We appreciate your feedback and will review your comments to ensure we are always improving our visitor experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the camp and amenities, we hope to see you again. More 

Albury, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is a great experience...easy grade walk, but there is the option to drive your own car or even hire double seat golf carts. Facilities were very good and take away food was fresh and hot.

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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 visit. We are delighted that you had a great day out and enjoyed the different options for exploring the zoo. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Geraldton, Australia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day very good plenty to see n do we enjoyed the day hired a buggy to see the lot they have done a great job

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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 experience. We are happy to hear that you had a great day and enjoyed exploring in the cart. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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