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Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Obley Rd | PO Box 831, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
61 2 6881 1400
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Dubbo
Type: Zoos
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This zoo is well worth the visit. You must remember this is a open plain zoo, so don't expect to see all the animals you would see at a city zoo, but saying that there is a fantastic selection to see. Each section is fenced by mounds & moats leaving that open feeling. There are several options for getting around,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We are not big fans of zoos but are ardent animal lovers and amateur wildlife photographers, and WP Zoo was a really lovely suprise. Open and spacious, no cages, and a great collection of species. It was a lovely sunny day, not too hot, so perfect. We chose to drive though the eectric carts were tempting (but too expensive at... More

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Ist time visited took the Zoofari option including overnight accommodation on site...excellent meals, great zoo tours and 'behind the scenes' activities. Staff very professional and enthusiastic about their job, learnt a lot about the animals and conservation issues, great work by our young guide Rachael and all the staff...who also doubled as sommeliers in the lodge. Have been to larger... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited the Western Plains Zoo in July 2014. The layout is great and there are several ways of getting around to view the animals - car, motorised cart, bike or walking! We arrived about 10 am and travelled round by car. It is good to see the animals given so much room - unfortunately because it was quite a... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Last week we enjoyed the Zoofari experience at the Dubbo Western Plains Zoo. This included overnight accommodation at the zoo (in a Savannah View Lodge), dinner, breakfast and three behind the scenes tours of the zoo, its animals and facilities. The whole experience was amazing. Woke up in luxurious accommodation to see giraffes and zebras grazing about 50 metres from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed overnight in the Zoofari Lodge over the weekend, we traveled 6 hours from south of Sydney for our visit. It is definitely well worth the drive! It is an amazing, once in a lifetime experience! Absolutely incredible to wake up and look out from your deck over the Savannah to see Giraffe, Zebra and Eland right on your... More

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Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

walked the 6km round trip in an afternoon. as it was late winter - very comfortable. would hate to do it in summer. lots of animals about thankfully but largely free of humans. the spaces for the animals are great but, as with all zoos, there are some that simply cannot handle the entrapment. the tiger and one of the... More

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Yarra Glen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was the first time we had bought our children to this zoo (I had been here several times a long time ago) and my son, the animal lover who spends a lot of time at zoos) said this was the best zoo ever. The fun started before we even entered the zoo, watching the lemurs on the islands from... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There has not been one single improvement in access for people in wheelchairs since we first came here 12 years ago. The paths are in poor condition, the signage does not mention accessibility at all (one road led into a creek bed). The newly rebuilt tortoise house now has a step when there was none 2 years ago. Many of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Zoofari was was a wonderful adventure. We enjoyed our stay so much we stayed an extra night. The animals up close were such fun. The accommodation was lovely especially the luxurious bath. The food was interesting. The staff were attentive and so willing to look after our every need.Perhaps we needed to ask about how the air conditioning worked best... More

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