Taronga Western Plains Zoo has won the Inland NSW Tourism Award for Best Tourist Attraction for the third consecutive year at an awards ceremony held in Griffith on Saturday 26 July 2014.
Following the win, Taronga Western Plains Zoo will now be inducted into the Inland Tourism Award Hall of Fame.
The Zoo also won the award for Best Digital Presence which is judged by an independent expert across all categories.
“This is an exciting time for the Zoo and is a testament to the great work the team has achieved over the past year,” said Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s, General Manager, Matthew Fuller.
“Taronga Western Plains Zoo has a formidable reputation as a tourist attraction as well as for its work in wildlife conservation and education.”
“The Zoo provides lasting memories for the people who visit and is connecting people with wildlife on a daily basis.”
Over the past 12 months the Zoo has had some great success including the launch of the new Zoofari Lodge which has set a new benchmark for zoo based overnight experiences, as well as breeding success with Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings, Cheetah Cubs and Otter pups for the first time in the Zoo’s history.
“Winning this award for the past three years is an outstanding achievement and wouldn’t have been possible without our wonderful animals and our staff and volunteers, the support from Dubbo and surrounding communities as well as the thousands of visitors that come to the Zoo every year,” said Matthew.
Following the win at the Inland NSW Tourism Awards, Taronga Western Plains Zoo will now contest the NSW Tourism Awards. The Zoo hopes to emulate the success of last year winning both the State and National tourism awards for Best Tourist Attraction.