Posted on 25th October 2019 by Media Relations
Christmas is coming at a rate of knots and that means it’s time to get the shopping list together and ensure you have every member of the family covered. We’ve put together the top gift ideas from the Zoo from amazing experiences through to stocking fillers. By purchasing a Christmas gift from Taronga Western Plains Zoo you are directly supporting the animals in our care and the conservation programs we support.
Give an experience
Great Big Adventure Pass
The Great Big Adventure Pass gives you access to four diverse attractions in the Dubbo region all in the convenience of one ticket! The attractions include Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Wellington Caves, Old Dubbo Gaol and the new Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Experience. This is a perfect gift for a family or the kids as it sets up family time and many family memories to be made.
Buy the Great Big Adventure Pass here
Zoo Friends Membership
Give a gift that you can use 365 days a year with a Zoo Friends membership. A Zoo Friend membership gives you access to Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Taronga Zoo as well as discounts on food, encounters, tours and the Zoo shop.
If the gift is for a local take advantage of the special locals rate. Speak to our staff at the ticketing counter to purchase a Zoo Friends membership.
Do you have a family member that loves a specific animal? Maybe they love the Meerkats or the Giraffe. Taronga Western Plains Zoo offers gift vouchers for animal encounters so you can purchase an experience that will definitely leave a last memory with the recipient. Gift vouchers are available at the ticketing counter at the Zoo or call 6881 1425.
For the person who has everything why not give them an experience of a lifetime with an overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge? This is an excellent option if you have a few family members putting in together and want to give an experience rather than a physical object.
You can purchase a gift voucher for Zoofari Lodge and the Zoo’s other accommodation by calling our reservation team – 02 6881 1488
Choosing a gift that is good for the environment is a win-win this Christmas. The Zoo Shop stocks keep cups in different sizes, sustainable shopping bags, reusable fruit and vegetable bags as well as metal straws. This is a green option for a work secret Santa gift or a thoughtful gift for a member of the family.
For the kids
Kids gifts are definitely covered at the Zoo Shop with a great range of quality animal plush toys of varying sizes, unique kids plates, cups and cutlery as well as a substantial range of books and puzzles all featuring a wildlife theme.
Beads for Wildlife beadwork products are the ideal stocking filler. The range includes key rings, bracelets and necklaces and comes in a range of colours. Prices start from just $9.95 and best of all they support women in Northern Kenya as well as the wildlife native to this region.
For other great gift ideas be sure to make a trip to the Zoo and check out the range at the Zoo Shop.