Getting Around Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Visitors can explore the Zoo by car, bike, electric safari cart or on foot. For a real zoofari adventure, we recommend getting out of the car and exploring the Zoo on foot, bike or cart. Bikes and electric carts are available for hire and a fun way to get around, but visitors are also welcome to use their own cars or bikes.

**Please note due to safety guidelines scooters and skateboards are not permitted to be used on the zoo circuit. 

Getting around by car

The Zoo features a 6km one-way circuit, with animal exhibits and picnic grounds situated along the way. Most exhibits can be seen from the road, but a few require you to walk a short distance. The Zoo circuit is a sealed road and road rules apply at all times.

If you are towing a caravan or trailer please stop at the designated parking area on the right after you drive through the main entry gate. Please unhook and park your trailer or caravan in this area as these are unable to be taken onto the Zoo circuit.

Around the circuit there is plenty of parking so you can leave your car and explore our paths and trails on foot.

Getting around by cart

For the ultimate zoofari experience, hire an electric cart. Our carts are a fun way to journey around the Zoo and are easy to park and hop on and off at the different exhibits, with parking available around the circuit.

Electric carts are $69 per three hour hire. Drivers must be over the age of 21 with full driver’s licence. Carts can be hired from the Hire Centre on arrival (no pre-booking). Subject to availability.

It is important to remember that the Zoo circuit is a sealed road and road rules apply at all times.


If your child requires a child restraint / car seat please be advised that the zoo does not provide these and to please provide your own.

Getting around by bike

Exploring the Zoo by bike is a great way to see the animals as you can easily traverse some of the paths and trails off the main circuit.

Bikes are available for hire from the Zoo's Hire Centre, but visitors are also welcome to bring their own. While the Zoo also provides helmets, it is recommended that visitors bring their own where possible.

You can arrange your bike hire at the Hire Centre on arrival, subject to availability.

The Zoo circuit is a sealed road and road rules apply at all times. The first half of the Zoo circuit has a slight incline, but otherwise it is reasonably flat.

Hire Rates

Push Bike $15
Bike 'n Caboose $29 - limited number available for hire 

Bike hire rates are for all day hire.