Plan your visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
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With over 3sq km of wild and wonderful bushland and 700 animals, Taronga Western Plains Zoo offers a safari adventure right in the heart of NSW. 

Find yourself surrounded by magnificent wildlife on wide open plains. Whether you stroll across the grasslands or hire bikes or carts, it’s a fun way to spend time with family and friends, away from it all.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo won the 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for consistently receiving excellent ratings from members. 


Hours and Rates

It’s open every day of the year, so why not bring your family for a Christmas adventure at Taronga Western Plains Zoo? And don’t rush your visit, the entry price includes two days at the zoo.

Discount Zoo Entry

Become a mate of Taronga Western Plains Zoo! We’re inviting locals to visit the Zoo for less than half price! Sign up to our Mates Rates club to be eligible for this great offer.

Daily Keeper Talks & Encounters

Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s daily encounters and keeper presentations offer visitors truly special experiences with their favourite animals, from talks by experts to witnessing a feed.

Getting around - bikes, cart hire and using your car

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a large, open-range Zoo with a 6km circuit that can be navigated by car, bike, electric cart or on foot.

Getting to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Dubbo, home to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, is only an hour by air from Sydney, five to six hours by car, and seven hours by train. Just don’t forget to explore historical Dubbo itself.

Map & Visit Planner

Use our interactive map to plan a perfect visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Find out which animals you will get to see during your visit, pick out a picnic spot and plan your route around our amazing 300 hectare site.

Tips and advice to help plan your visit

With so much to see at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, it is worth planning your visit in advance. If you can’t fit it all into one day, don't worry – the entry price gives you the next day free!