The Rhino Adventure

The Rhino Adventure unlocks the gateway to regional NSW, wild adventures and lasting memories!

From big city lights to fresh country air; dive into rugged outback laced endless plains and scenic lakes.

The road to Dubbo is laced with excitement so make the most of your journey through our vibrant region. 


Taronga’s Wild! Rhinos project, saw 125 rhino sculptures installed through the Sydney CBD and in regional centres on a trail to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. The mass public art exhibition was created to raise awareness for the plight of all rhino species and raise valuable funds for Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s world leading Black Rhino breeding program and in-situ conservation projects.

As a much anticipated finale to the Wild! Rhinos project a herd of 45 brightly-coloured rhino sculptures went under the auctioneer’s hammer at a charity event at The Star, raising more than $460,000 for Taronga Zoo’s rhino breeding and field conservation programs.

The Rhino Adventure was created with several of the rhino sculptures that were purchased at the charity auction and remain in the Central West for permanent display.

How to join The Rhino Adventure

Step 1: Stop and take a selfie with the rhinos on your route.
Step 2: Upload it to social media with the #therhinoadventure (don't forget to mark your post as public so we can see it!)

Adventure destinations

  • Visit Bathurst and take on the thrill of a world renowned racing circuit or come face-to-face with a T-Rex!
  • Hit the brakes when you reach Orange, unwind in the peaceful surrounds of some of the country's best vineyards. 
  • Tune into the universe when you arrive at Parkes, visit the famous CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, star of the hit movie 'The Dish.'
  • Discover endless natural beauty in Wellington, from the prehistoric wonders of the Wellington Caves to the breathtaking scenery at Mt Arthur Reserve.
  • Hit the hub of the Central West and uncover the history of Dubbo. Be berated by one of the strict wardens or pick-pocketed by a cunning prisoner during a theatrical tour of a 19th Century penal institution.

All roads lead to...

See the wild, in the wild at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Experience an authentic sleepover, wake up to the sounds of the zoo with giraffes, zebras and elephants just meters from your door. With so much to explore, each ticket gives you two days to see amazing wildlife on an unforgettable zoofari!

To find out more about each destination, click on the icon below.