A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to DUBBO

Category: population over 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
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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: Don’t 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.

Where time has stood still: 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. 





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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.

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?


Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Dubbo!

Families looking for adventure and iconic experiences. The best of Dubbo and a day trip to the town of Wellington.

When to visit: 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!

Top tip: Looking for a great time and great value? What if you could buy one ticket, in one transaction that gave you entry to four unforgettable experiences? Holidays should be enjoyable, so turn off the stress and dial up the fun with the Dubbo Region Great Big Adventure Pass! The Great Big Adventure Pass is a multi-ticket to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Gaol, the Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Experience and the Wellington Caves – and best of all the Pass gets you 20% off your entry to all four attractions!




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