What's On

What's On

Your wild adventure awaits!

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable safari experience at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. There's so much to see and do, from animal encounters, virtual keeper talks, kids activities, must-sees and more!

Tickets must be purchased online ahead of your Zoo visit.

Guests enjoying the new Wildlife Hospital experience
Guests enjoying the new Wildlife Hospital experience

New Wildlife Hospital

Opening soon! 

Our brand new, purpose-built Wildlife Hospital is opening to the public very soon. Not only will the purpose-built facility increase our capacity to treat and rehabilitate native wildlife it will also take guests behind-the-scenes to see the expertise of our team in caring for an array of animals from the Zoo and native wildlife in need of care. 

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Guests enjoying the new Wildlife Hospital experience
Dollar on your birthday - Hippo
Dollar on your birthday - Hippo

$1 on your Birthday

Have a WILD birthday at Taronga for only $1 - We're inviting everyone to spend their birthday with us.

Make your next birthday an unforgettable one packed with paw-some experiences, including animal presentations, keeper talks and special animal encounters at either Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. 

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Dollar on your birthday - Hippo
Black Rhino calf with mother.
Black Rhino calf with mother.

Keeper activities

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

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Black Rhino calf with mother.
Giraffe feed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Giraffe feed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

Animal encounters

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

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Giraffe feed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Savannah Safari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Savannah Safari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

Tours

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.

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Savannah Safari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Pedal Boats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Pedal Boats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Explore the Zoo 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.

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

The Waterhole

Explore our newest precinct featuring outdoor café, water play and animal habitats!

Every member of the family will love the new Waterhole precinct.

Note: The Waterhole water play area (map ref. R3) is currently closed for maintenance works.

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Meerkats at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Asian Elephant calf Kanlaya and mother Porntip
Asian Elephant calf Kanlaya and mother Porntip

Our animals

Taronga cares for over 4,000 animals from over 350 species, many of which are threatened. Find out which fascinating animals you might meet on your visit, and how we're contributing to global efforts to save species from the brink of extinction. 

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Asian Elephant calf Kanlaya and mother Porntip
Bike cart hire
Bike cart hire

Special experiences

Add something a little extra to your Zoo visit, by signing up the kids for the Zoo Adventures Holiday Program or other special experiences at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

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Bike cart hire