Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo NSW

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!

Seeing I was going with 2 guys (my beloved and Adam) who are avid walkers, they didn’t mind doing the walk. Big mistake! My legs were hurting after 2kms – a sign that I was VERY unfit and my shoes weren’t as comfortable as I thought. So if you decide to walk, please wear super comfortable shoes and carry a light backpack if possible. Obviously the zoo is not a place you want to make a fashion statement. :P

Anyway here are some of highlights of the trip – courtesy of my beloved. Hope you’ll enjoy them! :D

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Guess the cutie who made me squeal like a little girl????

And yes, it’s the adorable koala! Very much cuter alive and right in front of you instead of  the synthetic version hanging on the display window in souvenir shops. :P

   
4 Responses to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo NSW
  1. Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron
    January 11, 2011 | 8:54 pm

    Sounds like a fun trip! Now I know you mean about walking at the zoo haha. It seems HUGE. At least we’re young at heart right?

    The koala is super cute!!

  2. chocolatesuze
    January 11, 2011 | 11:02 pm

    naww @ the giraffes with a super tall shade umbrella!

  3. Anon
    January 12, 2011 | 12:45 am

    You should incorporate these animals into your dishes

    • Emily
      January 12, 2011 | 12:56 am

      Very funny! {eye roll} I kinda anticipated someone will make a joke like this! ;)

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