Opened in February 1977,
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is open all year round. The animals are displayed in large open exhibits
in natural habitats. Formerly known as 'Western Plains Zoo', but known
popularly as just 'Dubbo Zoo', the zoo changed its name in January 2008 to
'Taronga Western Plains Zoo'.
With over 3sq km of wild and wonderful bushland and 700 animals, Taronga Western
Plains Zoo offers a safari adventure right in the heart of NSW. Find yourself
surrounded by magnificent wildlife on wide open plains. Whether you stroll
across the grasslands or hire bikes or carts, it’s a fun way to spend time with
family and friends, away from it all.
Early Morning Zoo Walks
Starting at dawn, when
the animals awaken, this leisurely-guided walk is a fabulous behind-the-scenes
experience, providing an unique chance to come face-to-face with some of the
world's exotic and endangered species. Contact the zoo for times and the
nominated walk days. You can conclude the walk with an optional breakfast. After
breakfast you're free to continue exploring the zoo.
Visit the website for a
range of daily talks, encounters and other tours and activities.