Posted on 29th May 2020 by Media Relations
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo has been a hive of activity as it prepares to reopen its gates on Monday 1 June 2020, welcoming guests back once again to enjoy this iconic regional attraction.
The Zoo team have been working tirelessly applying the finishing touches to new safety measures in grounds including; the installation of signage to encourage social distancing and hand hygiene, additional hand sanitiser stations throughout the Zoo and undertaking deep cleans of key buildings and amenities.
“Whilst the past week has been a busy one preparing to reopen, the wider Zoo team have been working hard during the closure period to complete a number of projects. These projects will improve our guest experience as well as further enhance some of our animal habitats,” said Zoo Director, Steve Hinks.
These projects have included significant works at the zoo circuit exit, repainting of all road markings, improvements to the circuit road and parking, resting and regenerating pasture in some of the paddocks along the circuit, as well as significant progress on The Waterhole and Gateway to Africa precincts.
“We think guests will definitely notice the changes we have made as well as how good the zoo looks thanks to the recent rainfall over the past few months,” said Steve.
“Since the announcement that Taronga Western Plains Zoo will be reopening, we have been inundated with enquiries with plenty of demand for both tickets and accommodation.”
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s accommodation - Zoofari Lodge and Savannah Cabins, will reopen on 4 June with some changes to the Zoofari Lodge program to ensure social distancing.
“It is really heartening to see people ready to support regional tourism and starting to plan either a day trip or weekend away,” said Steve.
“We hope this kind of enthusiasm for a holiday in the Dubbo region continues so that the many places in our community that rely on tourism can start to recover from this closure period.”
Tickets to Taronga Western Plains Zoo are available online only at www.taronga.org.au. Guests looking to visit Taronga Western Plains Zoo in the month of June will enjoy a discount of 25% off gate prices.
“We are really looking forward to those big iconic gates opening on Monday,” said Steve.