We are planning our next big excursion with the children, and want to know if Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is good? Would it keep pre-teens & teens intrigued? Does the Zoo also offer learning support materials that you know of for schools/home educators? Have you been before and would you go again? Thank you in advance.


Posted by Moonberry, 25th February 2015


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  • I didn’t post this question but enjoyed reading the responses. Good to know these tips.



  • We would love to go to the Western Plains Zoo some time in the near future.



  • YES , it is a located on very large grounds but we hired a small car for a few days . What I found with the zoo was we didn’t seem to see too many animals as it was scattered in a very large area. I like the ” country ” type environment , but once is enough to see the area and was a good experience .



  • I went as a kid and it was great I would definitely go again. I believe you can hire bikes and ride around. Maybe check out their website for your othet questions about learning support



  • We went last year and stayed in the overnight option glamping tents. It wasn’t cheap but the best experience we had fabulous food for the meal at night as well as next. Leningrad and got us close with the animals during night tour. We have been to the day session earlier as well and would highly recommend it.



  • I had high expectations as had heard it was wonderful but personally thought it didn’t live up to my expectations. Yes, the open plains with animals and lack of visible fencing was great but really thought it would be better.



  • I really enjoyed it! hubby and I went there for a whole day but I think to see it all you probably need 1 1/2 to 2 days. The white rhinos were cute but take a peg for your nose! lol!! Seriously though it was a great day out . We walked a lot and had plenty of exercise as well!



  • I’ve been and love it. We all liked it more than Taronga Zoo…..the animals are in larger enclosures so you may not get as close, but it seems a lot kinder. We biked around so got lots of exercise too. I’m not sure about learning support material, but I’m sure you could give them a buzz and ask. We will definitely go back to this zoo



  • EMMA-JADE is there a reason why you would not go again? Did you like the zoo? Interested to know too as we would also like to go and have been reading the interesting answers. Thanks. :)



  • yes we have and honstly i wouldnt go again



  • No; we have not been to this zoo; but it is on the must go and see list.



  • Yes it was great adventure and you can book to feed giraffes etc., also a buggy service if kids are small. Well worth the visit. Also go to Dubbo jail, you can take your photo in stocks and very interesting to see. Have a great-time we did



  • I went about 5 years ago and besides driving through there were people on bikes. That might be fun!



  • i would love to take the kids there one day



  • We went a few years ago & I would love to go back & take the grandkids. There has been a few updates since so I’m keen to do it again. Google it & Like the page & you’ll find out their news & updates.


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