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Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
+61 2 6881 1400
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Great time had for the whole family

There were 7 of us and we all had a great time, so much to see, great value for money. Spent the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
YelirLismore
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Lismore
Watching the lions searching for their meal and birdwatching

Visiting the new lion Safari 15 minutes before feeding time is ideal to watch the behaviour of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sally F
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Dubbo, Australia
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Obley Rd, Dubbo, New South Wales NSW 2830, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

There were 7 of us and we all had a great time, so much to see, great value for money. Spent the whole day and could easily have gone back

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting the new lion Safari 15 minutes before feeding time is ideal to watch the behaviour of the young lions basking in the winter sun, then once the keepers have placed the food parcels the young male lions are released and they race about to...More

Thank Sally F
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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Sally F, Thank you for your review following your recent visit. We are so pleased to hear that you had an interesting time watching some of our fascinating animals, along with some of our unique bird life around the zoo. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Thank goodness we didn’t have to walk the zoo. It was large however you could drive the car and stop where you wanted. It has not got a huge amount of animals but the ones they have are interesting and the keepers truely seem to...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Daisy129, Thank you for your review of your recent zoo visit. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day exploring the zoo taking your time to view our unique animals and listening to some of our keeper talks. We hope that...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My son and I had a wonderful night at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo over the recent long weekend. It was a cold night, however, we stayed warm next to the camp fire! The staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable. They prepared yummy dinner and...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 133frankie, Thank you for writing a review following your recent overnight stay at Billabong Camp. We are very pleased to hear that you and your son had a wonderful and memorable experience staying inside the zoo with the bonus of a tasty pancake breakfast!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're up to spend some time among your favourite animals without the "caged" feeling then definiteli it is a go! You almost get the feeling you are in African savanna or so. Heads up - it is a long walking journey if you want...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello gregorexs, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you some good 'time out in the wild' exploring the zoo and viewing all of our animals in their open and spacious enclosures. We hope that you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This zoo is I feel one of the best laid out in Australia, having so much room for the animals is great. It really is a massive zoo and it’s best not to rush your time there and just take it easy, you are able...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Mr Benson W, Thank you for your review of your recent zoo visit. We are pleased to hear that you had an amazing time exploring the zoo and viewing all of our unique animals. We are also glad that you got to experience a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently traveled to Dubbo Zoo with our children and grandchildren and were lucky enough to stay in the savanna accommodation luxury apartment with our family in rooms next to us. This also included a African dinner wonderful breakfast and amazing behind the scene tours....More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello lkm507, Thank you for writing a review following your recent overnight stay at Zoofari Lodge with your family. We are so pleased to hear that you had an excellent holiday and that you created many special memories. We hope to welcome you all back...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved the tiger feeding experience...it is so well worth doing. The entry fee is donated in full to the protection of the sumatran tiger. The trip on thebus through the lion enclosure at feesding time was fantastic. Half of each side of the bus...More

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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello W3527YCkathyd, Thank you for writing a review. We are pleased to hear that you got to experience two of our special Big Cat experiences and that you loved them both. We hope that you created many special memories and we look forward to welcoming...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love that you get 2 day’s entry when you pay for entry. Day 1 was drizzling rain but we still enjoyed the day. We walked the loop with young kids no worries. The keeper talks were very informative. We loved the Savannah safari truck...More

Thank Lorrie-Beth C
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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Lorrie-Beth C, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with your family. We are delighted to hear that you all had a fun and memorable visit and that you got to participate in some of our additional encounters and experiences....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Zoo was quite nice drove our own car around the 5km track was nice to see the animals roaming and not in cages although would like to have seen a larger variety but still a nice day out. Had a snack at the cafe hot...More

Thank Maddz1234
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TarongaWesternPlains, Guest Relations Manager at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Maddz1234, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you had a nice time exploring the zoo in your car and stopping off at our cafe for a snack. We hope that you can come back and visit us again soon....More

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