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.

Platypus HQ Sign
Platypus HQ Sign

Meet our newest Platypus resident, Mack!

The world’s largest purpose-built platypus conservation centre is officially open, with guests to Taronga Western Plains Zoo able to see this iconic species at the Zoo for the very first time. Meet Taronga's platypus, Mackenzie and learn about this cryptic and elusive species!

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Platypus HQ Sign
Kids playing at the waterhole
Kids playing at the waterhole

Cool off at the Waterhole!

The kids can have fun in the African waterhole themed water play area featuring hippo and elephant sculptures. The waterhole is sure to be a popular stop during your Zoo adventure!

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Kids playing at the waterhole
Lion Cubs
Lion Cubs

Impawtant announcement

Three newborn cubs will be exploring their Lion Pride Lands home this summer! The trio were born to experienced mother Marion in early October.

Summer will be the pawfect time to visit the trio, and watch as they interact and play with Marion, dad Lwazi and the other members of their pride. Viewing times: 10am - 2pm daily.

Lion Cubs
Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Explore Our New Wildlife Hospital

See our vets in action at the new Wildlife Hospital in Dubbo. During your visit, you can see firsthand how we care for an array of Zoo animals and sick and injured native wildlife, and learn about our critical conservation and research projects. 

Plus, enjoy the Wildlife Hospital Aviary daily Keeper talk exclusive to the school holidays.  

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Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
New Rhino calf exploring
New Rhino calf exploring

Rhino calves galore

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has celebrated the birth of not only one but TWO rhinos this year, a Black Rhino calf and a White Rhino calf.  

Both curious rhino calves can now be seen exploring their habitats with their mums.   

Come check them out these holidays - they won’t stay little for long! 

 

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New Rhino calf exploring
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, help bath an elephant 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, 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

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