Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Description

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located in Dubbo, in central west New South Wales. The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world and consists of free access Visitor Plaza and a 6km circuit that meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits.Whether you fancy getting up close to a big cat,...

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Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located in Dubbo, in central west New South Wales. The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world and consists of free access Visitor Plaza and a 6km circuit that meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits.Whether you fancy getting up close to a big cat, dropping in on the Meerkats at meal time, or learning why Hippos are such good swimmers, our keeper talks and animal encounters offer visitors truly special experiences with our amazing animals.

Stay in the wild under the stars at Billabong Camp in Dubbo, our exciting overnight camping experience where you will uncover a wild adventure that will connect you with many of the Zoo’s Australian and Asian animals.Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s premier overnight experience, Zoofari Lodge, is now even wilder.

The Savannah Function Centre offers a vibrant, picturesque setting that is sure to make your function, conference or wedding truly memorable. The centre boasts the most beautiful ambience and tranquillity with African style water features, four scenes of lighting, free wifi, striking furnishings and timber decking, from which you and your guests can view freshly landscaped surrounds overlooking Primate Islands, home to the very playful Spider Monkeys and Ring-tailed Lemurs.The Savannah Function Centre provides exceptional cuisine and service, with capacity to accommodate 140 guests (banquet style), and many other set up options including a cocktail setting.There are two other venues for hire in Zoo grounds; the Giraffe Room, which seats up to 50 people theatre style, and the Zoo Friends Room, which seats up to 25 people theatre style. The picnic grounds within the Zoo are also available for hire for a cocktail or catered BBQ setting.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

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Audio Visual Equipments .glyphicons-projector
Business Centre .glyphicons-briefcase
Ceremony On Site .glyphicons-ring
Disability Access .glyphicons-person-wheelchair
Internet Access .glyphicons-globe
Outdoor Area .glyphicons-tree-deciduous
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars
Wifi Access .glyphicons-wifi

Catering Options

Liquor Licence

Event Rooms

Savannah Room

Min 10 people, Max 250 people

Giraffe Room

Min 10 people, Max 50 people

Zoo Friends Building

Min 10 people, Max 30 people

Amatek Terrace

Min 10 people, Max 220 people

Bakhitas Cafe And Amatek Terrace

Min 10 people, Max 250 people

Picnic Grounds

Min 10 people, Max 300 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Savannah Room
180
120
60
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140
250
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Giraffe Room
50
25
25
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-
-
Zoo Friends Building
30
25
25
-
-
-
-
-
Amatek Terrace
-
-
-
-
-
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220
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Bakhitas Cafe And Amatek Terrace
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-
-
-
-
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250
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Picnic Grounds
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-
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300
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Savannah Room
180
120
60
-
-
140
250
-
Giraffe Room
50
25
25
-
-
-
-
-
Zoo Friends Building
30
25
25
-
-
-
-
-
Amatek Terrace
-
-
-
-
-
-
220
-
Bakhitas Cafe And Amatek Terrace
-
-
-
-
-
-
250
-
Picnic Grounds
-
-
-
-
-
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300
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Accommodation

Billabong Camp

10 Rooms
4 Adults

Zoofari Lodge

10 Rooms
4 Adults

Savannah Cabins

10 Rooms
6 Adults

Packages

Conference Package Starting At $40 Per Person

-Half Day Conference Package Starting At $40 Per Person -Full Day Conference Package Starting At $45 Per Person More

On Arrival:

  • Freshly brewed coffee, teas and infusions, chilled orange juice and iced water
  • Conference room set up
  • Room set up in style of your choice
  • Conference stationery
  • Conference pads and pens
  • Bowls of peppermints
  • Conference audio visual equipment
  • Lectern and microphone, whiteboard and flip chart
  • Optional – data projector is available for hire, ask our event coordinator.
  • Morning tea or Afternoon tea
  • Selection of plain and date scones
  • Freshly brewed coffee, tea and infusions, chilled orange juice and ice water
  • Stand up networking lunch
  • Selection from networking lunch menu
  • Freshly brewed coffee, tea and infusions, chilled orange juice and ice water
$40 per person

BBQ Buffet Menu Package

-BBQ Buffet Menu Package Starting At $45 Per Person More

Package Include:

  • Includes bread rolls, fruit platter and a selection of cakes
  • Select three of the following options
  • Beef rissoles
  • Minute steak
  • Prawn and sesame skewers
  • Herb and garlic sausages
  • Rosemary and lamb sausages
  • Satay chicken skewers
  • Sticky pork ribs
  • Vegetable skewers
  • Crisp Garden salad
  • Fresh Coleslaw
  • Mustard Potato salad
  • Creamy Pasta salad
  • Roast root vegetable salad
  • Steamed seasonal vegetables
  • Buttered Almond Beans
  • Honey and Sesame Carrots
  • Baked potato gratin
  • Roast buttered corn cobs
  • Baked jacket potatoes with sour cream and cheese
$45 per person

Buffet Menu Package

-Entrée -Mains -Dessert More

Main:

  • Osso Bucco with gremolata
  • Chicken and mushroom pot pie
  • Scotch fillet with red wine jus
  • Roast lamb with mint sauce
  • Roasted vegetable frittata (v)
  • Pork cutlets with apple sauce

Salad:

  • Potato gratin
  • Garlic and rosemary chat potatoes
  • Steamed seasonal vegetables
  • Greek salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Creamy mash potato
  • Pea and zucchini risotto

Dessert

  • Fruit and Cheese Platter featuring a selection of Australian cheese and seasonal fruits
  • Dessert Platter featuring a selection of gourmet cakes
$50 per person

Function Menu Package

-Entrée -Mains -Dessert More

Entrees:

  • Chicken, prosciutto and leek terrine with spiced pears
  • Sliced beef fillet and julienne salad with a spicy plum sauce
  • Onion relish, sun-dried tomato and Mudgee feta tart with smoked lamb
  • Sauteed king prawns in a Thai coconut curry with steamed jasmine rice
  • Savannah style caesar salad
  • Crispy pork belly with fennel and orange salad
  • Prawn, avocado, cos lettuce with marie rose sauce
  • Trout with tomato, olive and bread salad

Main:

  • Sirloin steak with potato gratin, steamed asparagus topped with paprika and cognac sauce
  • Herb crusted lamb rack served with sage butter bok choy and crispy kumara shards
  • Chicken supreme stuffed with semi-dried tomato and cream cheese on kumara rosti with herbed garlic sauce
  • Roasted chicken breast topped with a creamy honey mustard sauce on a pumpkin and spinach risotto
  • Walnut crusted pork with a trio of roasted vegetables and apple brandy cream sauce
  • Rib eye with potato and chive crisps topped with olive and anchovy butter
  • Atlantic salmon on parsnip and cauliflower puree topped with fried leek
  • Parmesan crumbed dory with smashed potatoes and beans 

Dessert:

  • Chocolate almond torte with ganache and orange anglaise
  • Apple and date crumble with almond ice cream
  • Lemon tart with soft meringue
  • Honey and pistachio cheesecake with pistachio praline
  • Fig and walnut meringue served with Chantilly cream
  • Chocolate tiramisu with macerated strawberries
  • White chocolate pannacotta with berry coulis
  • Coconut and passionfruit crème brulee with biscoti
$70 per person