Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo is a major attraction for visitors to the area. This 300-hectare open range sanctuary houses over 700 animals, including many rare and endangered species. It’s the only place in Australia where you can see African elephants. It's also one of the few zoos that you can explore on foot, by bike, cart or car. Start with a visit to the free Savannah Visitor Plaza where you can plan your zoo excursion, stop at the café and let the kids have fun in the playground. There are many other things to do in the Dubbo area. Take a heritage walk to admire Dubbo's historic buildings or visit the Western Plains Cultural Centre. Don't miss a visit to Old Dubbo Gaol which re-creates 19th century prison life. Enjoy lunch at tranquil Shoyoen Sister City Garden or a relaxing riding lesson at the Western Plains Riding Centre.