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Immersive animal experiences in regional NSW

Our wildlife is like no other. With 87% of our mammal species, 93% of our reptiles, 94% of our frogs and 45% of our bird species only found right here in Australia, we're home to more species than any other developed country and are 1 of only 17 mega diverse nations. It’s important that we protect the beautiful and unique animals that inhabit our lands.

In this episode, Adam and crew catch up with some friends from the Galapagos and learn about dating and mating in the wild.

An immersive zoo experience in Dubbo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is an immersive zoo experience. Home to over 350 species of animals from Australia and abroad, you’ll need more than a day to see it all. There’s an extensive conservation program, committed to wildlife science and research, as well as a wildlife hospital dedicated to treating and rehabilitating zoo wildlife, along with animals brought in by the public.

You can also stay overnight in onsite accommodation and take your time exploring on two wheels, with bicycles for hire too.

In the video above, watch Adam and crew cycle to all corners of the zoo.

Animals in the city

If you’re in Sydney and still want an animal experience, but don’t have time to visit the regions, you’re in luck. Sydney is home to one of the best animal experiences in the world — the award-winning Taronga Zoo.

Taronga Zoo is one of Sydney's most famous attractions. It’s home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. And best of all, you get to enjoy magnificent views of Sydney Harbour too.

Can’t make it to the zoo? No worries, they have a stack of online and virtual resources you can access.

Regional NSW is full of surprising animal experiences

Want something a little different? Ride a camel in the beautiful NSW outback.

Get into the water at Nelson Bay. Visit the Shark and Ray Rescue Centre

Enjoy a farm visit on the Central Coast and get your carrots ready to feed the alpacas and horses.

About Dubbo

To find things to do in Dubbo, visit the Official NSW Tourism website or the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre

Safety first before you go

Staying safe is important for any road trip. Check out our top safety tips before you start planning. 

Stay COVID Safe on the road

Check nsw.gov.au/covid-19 regularly for what you can and can't do under the rules, health and wellbeing advice, case locations, symptoms and testing clinics. If you feel sick, delay your trip and get a COVID test.

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