Since most of my beloved’s holiday was spent on house hunting, we were unable to go on a long holiday away from home. Instead we did a day trip to the famous zoo – Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Dubbo, NSW – about two and half hours drive from Orange.
I couldn’t remember the last time I actually went to a zoo but I was quite excited to get up close and personal with the wildlife there. The zoo area (more like a safari) is about 5 kms and you can either rent a 6-seater cart for AUD$69 for 3 hours or a bicycle or you can drive your car or you can walk. As the carts couldn’t get you any closer to the animals as compared to cars, I would recommend to tour the zoo with your car in order to save on the rental fee. Plus, if you love taking photos like us, 3 hours will fly by.
Our concern was we wouldn’t find any parking in the zoo (because there were many tourists when we were there) but it turned out to be otherwise. Darn!