Bike, Cart and Boat Hire

Bike, Cart and Boat Hire

Explore the Zoo by cart, bike, boat or on foot.

For a real zoofari adventure, hire a bike, electric cart or now brand new pedal boats and make your visit extra special!

Ready to visit? Buy your Zoo tickets online now.

Exploring by bike

Want to get closer to the animals? Discover smaller paths and trails off the main circuit by bike. 

Hiring Your Bike 

  • All day standard bike: $17
  • All day geared bike: $24
  • Bikes can be hired from our Hire Centre on arrival (no pre-booking). Subject to availability. *Prices effective from 16 November 2018

Need to Know

  • While the Zoo provides helmets, we recommend visitors bring their own where possible
  • The first half of the Zoo circuit has a slight incline, but otherwise the path is reasonably flat for riding 
  • The Zoo circuit is a sealed road. Road rules apply at all times
  • Guests are also welcome to bring their own bikes
Electric cart hire
Electric cart hire

Exploring by cart

Prefer four wheels? Zip around the Zoo in a cart, and hop on and off at the different exhibits around the circuit.

Hiring Your Cart

  • 3 hour electric cart ride: $70*
  • Carts can be hired in two sessions for three hours only. Subject to availability *Prices effective from 1 July 2020
  • Cart bookings are non-refundable. Refer to terms and conditions when booking

Need to know

  • Carts seat up to six people
  • Drivers must be at least 18 years old and hold an unrestricted drivers licence
  • Parking is available at each exhibit
  • The Zoo circuit is a sealed road. Road rules apply at all times
  • Children under three years old must be restrained in a car seat. Taronga Western Plains Zoo does not supply or install car seats. Guests must supply their own car seat. Note: Only one anchor point / car seat per cart. Electric carts are not suitable for rear facing car seats.

Explore by boat - NEW!

There’s now an exciting new way to experience the glistening Savannah Lake at the Zoo! See Spider Monkeys and Black and White Ruffed Lemurs like never before as you cruise by pedal boat around the Primate Islands in this family-fun experience.

Available to book from Thursday through to Sunday each week, open from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Hiring Your Pedal Boat

  • To book: visit the Boat Hire Shed, Map Ref. 21E upon arrival at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • 30-minute pedal boat hire is $20 - Up to 2 adults and 2 children per boat
  • Pedal boat hire is available between 10.00am to 3.00pm between Thursday to Sunday - *extra days available during NSW School Holidays
  • A ticket entitles the hire of 1 pedal boat for 30-minutes on the Savannah Lake at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
  • Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable and is only valid for the session (date and time) for which it is purchased

Need to know

  • The maximum capacity of a pedal boat is two (2) adults and two (2) children, and the maximum weight is 300kgs
  • For safety reasons, children must weigh a minimum of 10kg to participate
  • Life jackets will be supplied and must be worn at all times
  • Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or above, parents/guardians must actively supervise their children at all times
  • No food or beverage can be brought onto the pedal boats
  • Swimming in Savannah Lake is strictly not permitted

Read the full Terms & Conditions for hiring a pedal boat at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

Pedal Boats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Pedal Boats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Pedal Boats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Pedal Boats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Pedal Boats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Pedal Boats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo