NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

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Top Town: population over 5,000 residents

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Why you should make time for an adventure in Dubbo

You’ve waited, you’ve dreamt and you remember how it felt when you last went on a real adventure – it’s time you recaptured that feeling.

It’s time for room to run and play and to re-connect with those most important to you. It’s time to get off social media and just get social. It’s time for a great big adventure in Dubbo.

Where the wild things are

No need to circle the globe to catch up with creatures great and small, the wilds are waiting at Taronga Western Plains Zoo! Stare across the savannahs of Africa where giraffe, zebra and rhinos roam, gaze into the jungles of Asia where graceful elephants lumber and big cats slumber. Peek through the Aussie bush and check in with the resident roos, emu and koalas and stop in at the Lion Pride Lands to listen for the roar of the King of the Jungle. See behind the scenes as the Zoo team ‘heal the wild’ at the brand new Taronga Wildlife Hospital.


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Where time has stood still

Peek into the past in Dubbo, with pockets of preserved history waiting to be explored. Head behind the bars of Old Dubbo Gaol and experience 19th century prison life. Wander through the cellblocks and sandstones walls, gaze upon the haunting gallows and take in the bird’s eye view from the watchtower.

Marvel at the simplicity of 1840s life at Dundullimal Homestead, the oldest surviving slab house in Australia. Meander through the stables, sheds and the historic chapel and take a deep breath of fresh air in the charming country setting.

Where the road is one less travelled

The nearby town of Wellington will take you back to nature. Stand on top of the world and gaze across the rambling Aussie bush at Mount Arthur Reserve. Or take the time to wander the 164 hectare Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum, where the man-made rainforest Fern Gully offers an oasis under a sweeping thatched canopy.

Delve into the underground at the Wellington Caves, where caverns of crystals and fossils are sure to amaze. With two caves and a century old mine to explore, it’s like finding another world just below the surface.

Where you will find the best stories

Touch down into the world of an Australian icon at the Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Experience. Discover the history of the heroic doctors, nurses and pilots servicing the world’s largest waiting room – the Aussie outback. Interactive displays and augmented reality immerse you in the story of the Flying Doctor assisting more than 292,000 people every year – that’s 1 person every 2 minutes!

Western Plains Cultural Centre is the City’s heart of art and culture, where stories of love, loss, growth, family and more are explored through the lens of artistic expression. Wander the exhibitions in the Gallery before you uncover the Region’s history in the Museum featuring artefacts from Dubbo’s past.

Dine, delight and rest your weary heads

Enjoy lazy lunches or long brunches, sip and savour a local delight. From honest country fare to gourmet goodies tempting the most discerning palate there’s sure to be something on the Dubbo menu that the whole family will enjoy.

If shopping til you drop is more your style, then Dubbo has just what you need to treat yourself or that special someone. Whether you want to jump feet first into the hustle and bustle of vibrant City

streets or slow down, take a breath, check out local artworks, history trails and unwind as you meander through boutiques and cafes, the CBDs of Dubbo and Wellington are your destination of choice for shopping, dining and entertainment

After big days of big fun you need a comfortable place to hang your hat. Dubbo has so many options catering to all budgets to find your home away from home. Watch the sun sink low from your own luxury suite, immerse in the ultimate safari glamping experience or even get back to nature under endless starry skies. You will find your perfect respite waiting in Dubbo.

Seek adventure and find those magic moments where you know you are creating memories to last a lifetime. It’s all here in Dubbo, what are you waiting for? Plan your next unforgettable family adventure at dubbo.com.au


Four days in Dubbo

Dubbo is a great family-friendly holiday destination all year round, but the City really sparkles in Spring and Autumn when the residents of the Zoo are at their most active and the great outdoors is at its very best!


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