Billabong Camp

Billabong Camp

Sleep under the stars.

Situated on the Zoo circuit, near Lion Pride Lands, lies Billabong Camp; an immersive in-zoo camping experience.

You’ll uncover the secret, after hours life of the Zoo with the help of our Zoo Hosts. You’ll also enjoy an Australian barbecue dinner, continental breakfast and two day entry to the Zoo.

Wake up in the wild at Billabong Camp in Dubbo, Taronga Western Plains Zoo's immersive camping experience. You’ll uncover the secret, after hours life of the Zoo with the help of our Zoo hosts and relax into your beautiful camp setting. 

Included in your stay

  • One (1) nights accommodation in our Billabong Camp tents
  • Zoo Entry for all guests (inclusive of day of arrival & departure)
  • All bedding including pillows and towels
  • Dinner, Supper & Continental buffet breakfast
  • An exciting range of guided animal encounters and tours where you will see Australian, Asian and African animals

Your Itinerary

Explore what you will get to experience during this ultimate camping experience. 

Please note: this is a sample itinerary only, and subject to change without notice. On arrival you will be provided with the confirmed itinerary for your stay - thank you for your understanding.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1



Check-in with the Taronga Western Plains Zoo team at the Billabong Camp and settle into the campsite. 

Note: Your stay includes two-day zoo admission, so you can arrive from 9am on the day of your stay and explore the zoo prior to check-in.


Welcome Briefing & Lion Visit

meet our team at the Dining Shed undercover area for a program briefing before taking a wander down to visit Taronga's resident lions. 


Dinner is served

Join us at the Dining Shed for an Aussie BBQ before your evening tour. 


Evening Tour 

Experience a guided tour of our Australian Native Animal species (Duration: 45 mins approx.).



Return to camp for supper under the night sky. 



Lights out 

Settle into your tent, falling asleep to the sounds of the Zoo at night. 


Day 2


Rise and Shine

Awake to the sounds of nature and get ready to join your morning tour.



Enjoy continental breakfast, served at the Dining Shed. 


Morning Tour

Tour the zoo and see some exotic animals as they wake up (Duration: 1hr 15 mins approx.)



Pack up, check out with the team and enjoy exploring Taronga Western Plains Zoo at your own leisure with complimentary admission included with your booking. 

Family at Billabong Campsite, Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Family at Billabong Campsite, Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Guided Tour, Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Guided Tour, Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The Tents

  • Tents are 3m x 3m, made from heavy duty canvas with a solid floor.

  • They sleep up to 2 adults, or two adults + one child and are fully equipped with stretcher beds mattresses and a sleeping mat. Linen is also provided (sleeping bags, pillows and towels). 

  • Staying in a group of 4 or more? You will be allocated into adjacent tents. 

What's On at the Zoo

Bike and Car Hire

For a real zoofari adventure, hire a bike or electric cart and explore on two wheels or four! Carts can now be pre-booked and collected on arrival from our Hire Centre.

Animal Encounters

Want to meet a meerkat, or stand tall with a giraffe? Get up close and personal with a thrilling Animal Encounters experience.


Book a behind-the-scenes experience and tour the Elephant Barn, get up early and book an Early Morning Walk or hop on the safari truck and immerse yourself up close amongst African species on the Savannah Safari.

Keeper Activities

Learn about the fascinating animals that call Taronga home from our expert Keepers with our Keeper Talks. Free with your Zoo entry.