Billabong Camp, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

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Wake up in the wild at Billabong Camp in Dubbo, Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s overnight camping experience, where you will discover the magic of this open range zoo in a whole new way.

Billabong Camp offers an immersive overnight experience, close to the Zoo’s Lion Pride Lands precinct opened in 2018. You’ll hear the roar of the Lions at night as you’re nestled in your cozy three by three metre heavy duty canvas tent (all set up for you), located by a picturesque billabong.

Guests two guided behind-the-scenes walking tours in the evening and morning. The Billabong Camp package also includes two day zoo entry, barbecue dinner, breakfast and more.

Billabong Camp is one of three overnight experiences at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, winner of the 2017 Australian Tourism Award for Unique Accommodation.


Birdwatching Carpark Communal Shower Disabled access available ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Ecotourism Certified (EA) Family Linen supplied Nature & Wildlife Not Available Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture Outdoor Furniture Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation The Ecotourism Association of Australia Walk Walks


Guests are accommodated in canvas tents located around a picturesque billabong in the zoo’s Australian wildlife area. The facilities include a communal dining area and amenities block.

Tents are three by three metres, made from heavy duty canvas with a solid floor, and can sleep up to three people (two stretcher beds and one sleeping mat).

Groups of four are allocated a campsite which has two tents adjacent to each other. Groups of four or more will be allocated campsites/tents based on sleeping requirements (confirmed at the time of booking).

Stretcher beds/ mattresses and linen are included in the cost of stay.

Guests can bring their own linen or hire sleeping kits.

Linen supplied Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture


From AU$189.00

Price is per Adult.
Child (5-15 years) from AUD109 to AUD149.
Family from AUD499 to AUD599.
Package includes one night accommodation in 3×3 metre tent, barbecue dinner, breakfast, two guided tours and two day zoo entry. Children under five are unable to stay at Billabong Camp for safety reasons.

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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