08.12.2012 36 °C
I was somewhat surprised how busy Dubbo as after leaving the New England Highway, traffic virtually disappeared.
Friday was spent walking the CBD while the Nav was being service, needless to say I was just a little jaded by the end of the day.
Today, Saturday, we spent at the Western Plains Zoo. What a fantastic facility it is too. The circuit is 6KM and you have the choice of walking, driving your own car, hiring a bike, or hiring an electric buggy. We chose to drive.
Around the circuit are several picnic areas with free BBQ’s 2 kiosks, and plenty to see.
Today was stinking hot here so many of the animals were out of sight in the shade so we will go back again tomorrow and hopefully see what we missed today.
The range of animals is surprising and the enclosures are amazing. One thing about this is although all enclosures are fenced, they are not obvious and in many instances you don’t see them until you are right on them.
Entry is $36 ($32 concession) but gives 2 consecutive days entry. Buy tickets online and save up to 20%. Initially I balked at $32 each but when realise it’s for 2 days, and after seeing the place, it is money well spent.
The entry complex has a gift shop and large cafe with alfresco dining. Having lunch there tomorrow. It can be a great family/group outing. An excellent place to take the grandies during the school holidays JEFF.
I have some great panoramic pics from the new camera too. I took 311 pics here.