About Dubbo

Dubbo is centrally located to many activities and places of interest that may entice you to stay a little longer. Why not visit the Western Plains Taronga Zoo, the Old Dubbo Gaol, the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre or the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

Maybe you would like to base yourself in Dubbo and experience some of the short day trips to interesting places within two hours of Dubbo. The historic township of Gulgong, Mudgee and a selection of wineries, or visit Parkes to see "The Dish" radio telescope, and home to the Elvis Festival, all within 90 minutes from Dubbo. 

Set on the Macquarie River, in the heart of NSW, Dubbo is a dynamic regional centre, with a population of 40,000 residents enjoying a cosmopolitan lifestyle with genuine country hospitality. You will discover many attractions and things to do that will inspire and surprise you.

Dubbo has a growing reputation for fine food and wine, pristine parklands and a non-stop calendar of events and festivals. The new Western Plains Cultural Centre and the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre offer quality entertainment all year round. The city boasts many parklands and sporting facilities, walking trails and cycle ways, including a direct pathway to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Dundullimal Homestead - Dubbo

Dundullimal Homestead

Built in the early 1840s as the head station of a 6,500 hectare squatting run, the building is believed to be the oldest surviving slab hut house in Australia. The homestead is also Dubbo's oldest building open to the public. Its interior is relatively sophisticated for its type, with an imposing sitting room is noted for its tent-shaped plaster ceiling, and wallpaper reproduced from an 1850 pattern. The house is furnished with original period furniture.

Address: 23L Obley Rd, Dubbo NSW
(02) 6884 9984 
Visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/dundullimal-homestead

Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo

Old Dubbo Gaol

The Old Dubbo Gaol was a courthouse lockup in 1847, was proclaimed an official Gaol in 1859 and closed operations as a penal institution in 1966. The Old Dubbo Gaol officially re-opened as a tourist attraction in 1974, and is now completely restored and home to a large display of animatronics and holographic displays which provide a realistic and fascinating insight into a bygone era of barbaric prison life.

Address: 90 Macquarie St, Dubbo NSW
Phone: (02) 6801 4460
Visit: http://www.olddubbogaol.com.au

 Aladdin’s Cave Bottle House, Dubbo

Aladdin’s Cave Bottle House

Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse is a yurt-style building of about 3000 bottles just a seven minute drive from Dubbo.

Items of interest in the bottles include messages, photos, toys, treasures and much more. There are many surprises including Genie, Harry Potter's Car, Aladdin's treasure chest and over 1000 bottles suspended inside on marine rope.

In a large shed is an Australiana and heritage collectables display of old bikes, sewing machines, blacksmith tools, saddler, old pots, fans, jugs and rabbit traps.

Visitors can enjoy a 'gumnut walk' to view beautiful West Australian flowering eucalypts.

Address: 36R Dunedoo Rd (Golden Highway), Dubbo NSW
Phone: (02) 6887 2732
Email: jjbn36@bigpond.com
Visit: http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/dubbo-area/dubbo/attractions/aladdins-cave-bottlehouse

Shoyoen Sister City Gardens

Shoyoen Sister City Gardens

The Shoyoen Sister City Garden was a gift from Dubbo’s Sister City Minokamo in Japan.
The history and concept of the garden began in 1998.  Excavation work started in March 2002 and the garden was opened on the 23rd November 2002 - the 153rd anniversary of the founding of Dubbo and 13 years after the establishment of 'Sister City relations' between Minokamo and Dubbo.

Address: Elizabeth Park, Coronation Drive, Dubbo NSW
Phone: (02) 6801 4000
Visit: http://www.dubbonsw.com/Shoyoen_Japanese_Gardens.html

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

With over 3sq km of wild and wonderful bushland and 700 animals, Taronga Western Plains Zoo offers a safari adventure right in the heart of NSW.

Find yourself surrounded by magnificent wildlife on wide open plains. Whether you stroll across the grasslands or hire bikes or carts, it’s a fun way to spend time with family and friends, away from it all.

Address: Obley Road, Dubbo NSW
Phone: (02) 6881 1400
Email: wpz@zoo.nsw.gov.au
Visit: http://taronga.org.au/taronga-western-plains-zoo

Red Earth Estate Winery

Red Earth Estate Winery

Red Earth Estate is a local winery at 18 Camp road just past the Zoo.

Address: 18 Camp Rd, Dubbo NSW
Phone: (02) 6882 6676
Email: mail@redearthestate.com.au

Western Plains Cultural Centre

Western Plains Cultural Centre

The Western Plains Cultural Centre (WPCC) is situated in Dubbo in Central Western New South Wales, and incorporates Dubbo Regional Gallery - The Armati Bequest, Dubbo Regional Museum and Community Arts Centre. Dubbo City Council’s $8.2 million Centre aims to provide a broad range of experiences in the Visual Arts, Heritage and Social History. Exhibitions, public programs and events presented across the site will enable visitors to engage with the diversity of art practice, ideas, objects and themes presented.

Address: 76 Wingewarra St, Dubbo NSW
Phone: (02) 6801 4444
Email: info@wpccdubbo.org.au
Visit: http://www.wpccdubbo.org.au/regional-gallery.html

Narromine Aviation Museum

Narromine Aviation Museum

Visit Narromine Aviation Museum – a captivating exhibition of artifacts, documents and photographs which tell the story of aviation as it unfolded on one of Australia ’s most historic aerodromes.

Narromine (population 3,500) is 40 kilometres west of Dubbo, NSW on the Mitchell Highway. The museum is located at Narromine Aerodrome on Trangie Road, just two kilometres northwest of town.

Address: Narromine Aerodrome on Trangie Rd, Narromine NSW
Phone: (02) 6889 7131
Visit: http://www.narromineaviationmuseum.org.au/

Wellington Caves

Wellington Caves

Take a trip back in time and explore the Wellington Caves and the Phosphate Mine.

Included in the complex are two magnificent show caves, the Cathedral and the Gaden, along with a series of smaller caves. These include the Water Cave and the challenging River Cave, which are open to only the most experienced cave diving enthusiasts.

The Phosphate Mine is another feature and attracts plenty of visitors annually.

Address: Caves Road, Wellington NSW
Phone: (02) 6845 1418
Email: caves@visitwellington.com.au
Visit: http://www.visitwellington.com.au/discover/adventure/wellington-caves


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