Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is home to over 700 animals in three sq km of bushland. As you explore the Zoo you’ll find yourself surrounded by magnificent wildlife in wide open plains. Whether you walk or ride around the zoo circuit on hired bikes or carts, it’s a fun way to spend time with family and friends, away from it all. The Zoo offers a range of daily activities including a full schedule of keeper talks and feeds, tours and animal encounters. The newly opened FREE Savannah Visitor Plaza includes zoo ticketing and information, shop, award winning Safari Playground, jumping castle, free BBQs and picnic grounds. Visitors can also enjoy fresh food and amazing views at Bakhita’ Café. The Savannah Visitor Plaza overlooks the stunning Savannah Lake and Primate Islands, home to Ring-tailed Lemurs and Spider Monkeys.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is renowned for its successful breeding programs for rare and endangered species including the Black Rhinoceros.

Bird Watching

The gardens, wetlands and bushland of Taronga Western Plains Zoo is not only home to over 700 exotic animals, but it provides excellent fox- and cat-free habitat for a range of (wild, native) bird species.

Bird species include Speckled Warblers, Little Eagles, Little Lorikeets, Grey-crowned and White-browed Babblers and Red-capped Robins in bushland areas.  Depending on the condition of the wetlands, a variety of waterbirds can be observed including ducks like Hardhead, Cormorants, Little Grassbird, Buff-banded rails, Ibis and Herons.