Tips and advice to help plan your visit

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is an open-range zoo, where animals are located across wide open spaces. There are many things to do at the Zoo, so we recommend planning your visit in advance.

Every ticket is valid for two consecutive days, so don't worry if you need an extra day to see all the Zoo has to offer.

Getting around - bikes, cart hire and using your car

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a large, open-range Zoo with a 6km circuit that can be navigated by car, bike, electric cart or on foot.

Planning a visit with children

To ensure you and your kids get the most out of your visit follow our simple tips, such as planning your route – Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a large zoo – and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Safari Park Children’s Playground

Located in the Savannah Visitor Plaza free access area the Zoo’s Safari Park Children’s Playground is unique and interactive part of the Zoo.

Visitors With Disabilities

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is committed to ensuring the Zoo can be enjoyed by all. The site offers disabled parking, the hire of wheelchairs, free entry for carers and much more.

Best time to see our animals

Animals vary their behaviour according to the seasons and times of day, so to get the most out of your visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, plan your time accordingly.


Taronga Western Plains Zoo is open come rain or shine, but because it is spread across a large open-air site, guests should bring suitable supplies to protect them from the elements.

Animals Off Display

Because of our work to build a better Zoo, or due to routine medical check-ups some animals are occasionally taken off display. Check the current status and plan accordingly.

Don't have much time?

Looking for a place to stop for lunch or just to stretch your legs as you pass through Dubbo?

Travelling with pets

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a quarantine area and no animals are allowed past the Zoo’s front gates.