Taronga Zoo

Western Plains Taronga Zoo

Help code: B92-2B0A

  • Get up close to a lion pride
  • Go on safari across our Savannah
  • 4000 animals from over 350 species
  • Great day out for the whole family
  • Daily shows & presentations
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What you need to know

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located in Dubbo, in central west New South Wales. The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world and consists of free access Visitor Plaza and a 6km circuit that meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits.

Find yourself surrounded by magnificent wildlife on wide open plains. Plan your own route around the incredible 300 hectare site, 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.


  • 2 consecutive day admission to Taronga Western Plains Zoo located in Dubbo, in the central west of New South Wales


  • Souvenirs, meals, accommodation, bike hire, and cart hire


  • Sit down and enjoy modern Australian cuisine with a gorgeous view of the Savannah Lake at Bakhita's Cafe or enjoy a packed lunch in one of our free picnic and barbecue areas.


  • 2 consecutive days admission
  • Over 600 animals
  • Daily shows & presentations
  • Great day out for the whole family

Operating Hours

  • Open every day of the year, including Christmas Day from 9am to 4pm


  • Although Taronga Western Plains Zoo is only a five to six hour drive from Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle, there's so much to see and do on the way that we recommend you take it nice and slowly

Getting around by Car

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

Getting around by Bike

  • An ideal way to experience the Zoo is by bike or on foot. Bikes are available for hire, but visitors are welcome to bring their own. While the Zoo also provides helmets, it is recommended that visitors bring their own where possible
  • The Zoo does not take bookings for hire bikes, and as some specialty bikes are in high demand during weekends and school holidays visitors should enquire at the hire shed upon arrival to arrange the best option
  • It is important to remember that the Zoo circuit is a public road and normal road rules apply at all times.
  • The first half of the Zoo circuit has a slight incline, but otherwise it is reasonably flat. During the warmer months be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water

Hire Rates

  • Push Bike - $15 per hire (4hrs)
  • Bike 'n Tow - $25 per hire (4hrs) - limited number available for hire
  • Bike 'n Caboose - $29 per hire (4hrs) - limited number available for hire
  • Child Seat (for push bike) - $5 per hire (4hrs)

Getting around by Cart

  • Electric carts are available for hire. Like the bikes, on the Zoo does not take bookings on hire carts. Carts are in high demand during weekends and school holidays, so we recommend that visitors enquire about their availability at the hire shed upon arrival at the Zoo

Additional Information

  • To qualify as a Family a minimum of 3 pax including a minimum of 1 child (4 – 15 yrs). Taronga Zoo reserves the right to refuse admission if family requirements are not met
  • Please note Taronga Zoo Tickets are strictly-refundable and non-transferable

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher


  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo Park Map click here
Need help? Contact our friendly customer support service. 1300 935 532 Help Code: B92-2B0A
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