Getting to the Zoo

Getting to the Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is located on Obley Road in Dubbo, central west NSW. 


Dubbo is just a one hour flight from Sydney. There are a number of flights to and from Dubbo City Airport every day.


Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is a five to six hour drive from Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle. Take your time and stop along the way at the region's various wineries, historic villages and attractions. 

Free parking at the Zoo is available both at the Savannah Visitor Plaza and in parking bays throughout the Zoo circuit, for those wishing to drive their own car. Dedicated caravan and trailer parking is available inside the entry gates. 

Public transport

NSW TrainLink offers a range of regular coach and train services from regional NSW to Dubbo. Travel to Dubbo from Lightening Ridge, Bourke, Parkes, Orange and Bathurst. 

Travelling from Sydney? NSW TrainLink’s daily return service from Central Station arrives in Dubbo at 2pm each day.
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Dubbo Buslines operate a number of bus routes around Dubbo, including a service that runs to and from the Zoo.

Tracker Riley Cycleway

From Dubbo, you can access the Zoo by bike or on foot using the Tracker Riley Cycleway.

The cycleway is part of a 13km loop which provides access to the Zoo from either side of the Macquarie River. It commences at the LH Ford Bridge over the Macquarie River and passes through Sir Roden Cutler Park on the way to Taronga Western Plains Zoo. The cycleway continues onto Dundullimal Homestead and crosses the river again, connecting with Macquarie Street.

If you're bringing your own bike or enjoy a walk, it's a lovely way to get to the Zoo from Dubbo along the banks of the Macquarie River and the picturesque outskirts of the city.

Travelling with a trailer or caravan?

We have a designated parking area inside the Zoo for trailers and caravans. Taronga Western Plains Zoo requests that trailers and caravans be parked here and not driven further into the zoo, in order to reduce congestion on the zoo circuit, as there is minimal long vehicle parking around the zoo loop.

There are lots of fun ways you can explore the zoo circuit, however for safety reasons scooters of any type are not able to be used inside the zoo - thankyou for understanding.