School Excursions

School Excursions

Take the syllabus on safari.

Support the curriculum with real world experience by planning an excursion to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Inspire your students with immersive learning as they connect theory to real life through hands-on, engaging activities and workshops with Taronga Education.

School workshops at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Photo: Rick Stevens

School workshops

Get up close to unique and curious creatures of all sizes in a lesson led by a qualified teacher from our team. All workshop topics are linked to curriculum and syllabus outcomes across subjects including: Science, Geography, English, Mathematics, History, Business Studies and Creative Arts.

Suitable for students from Early Stage 1 to Stage 6.

Looking for excursions to Taronga Zoo Sydney instead? Read more about Sydney excursions.

Learning spaces

Workshops take place in the Amarti Education Centre at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo as well as in-grounds.

Self-guided visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Photo: Rick Stevens
Self-guided visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Photo: Rick Stevens

Self-guided visits

Immerse your students on an unforgettable safari adventure at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo and encourage them to become wildlife ambassadors! The Zoo is set on a 6km circuit and students can explore the Zoo at their own pace.

Explore Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo at your own pace on a self-guided visit and encourage your students to be wildlife ambassadors.

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Self-guided visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. Photo: Rick Stevens
Full day programs at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Full day programs at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

Full day programs

Inspire your students to be conservation champions for the wild with a full day program designed to increase student engagement with nature and sustainability. Full day programs are held each school term by our Education team.

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Full day programs at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Students bike-riding around the Zoo observing Giraffe
Students bike-riding around the Zoo observing Giraffe

Optional extras

For an additional cost, you can pre-book a unique experience like a bus tour, Giraffe feed, bike hire and more, to really make sure your excursion to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is a day your students will never forget.

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Students bike-riding around the Zoo observing Giraffe
Zoosnooz at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.
Zoosnooz at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

Overnight program

ZooSnooz is the ultimate overnight excursion that your students will remember for years to come! Fall asleep to the sounds of nocturnal marsupials and wake to the morning roars that can only be heard from inside the Zoo.

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Zoosnooz at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.

Costs, planning and brochure

Dubbo booking costs

Viewing the booking costs for all excursions to Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, including workshops, full day programs, self-guided visits and more.

Plan your excursion

View and download important information regarding your visit including booking costs, our compulsory school excursion teachers guide, risk assessment and more.

Download the brochure

Download the all-in-one Dubbo education brochure to read about all available workshops and programs available to book.