Dubbo has numerous rural reserves that can be enjoyed by the community. Whether it be bushwalking, bird watching, swimming, boating, fishing and camping (in selected places), and you can draw, paint or photograph the beauty around you.

Sandy Beach Reserve

Sandy Beach is a picturesque location on the Macquarie River enjoyed by many as a popular fishing and swimming spot. It is also a great place to picnic and take in the wildlife. Take the first right off Macquarie Street heading South from LH Ford Bridge, drive through Lady Cutler Park, past the cricket ovals, and down near the river you’ll find Sandy Beach. Amenities include barbecues and toilets.

Terramungamine Reserve

Just beyond Jinchilla, along Burroway Road, is Terramungamine Reserve. Along the Macquarie River is a rocky outcrop which features about 150 grooves created by Aborigines who once used the hard stone to sharpen their stone axes. Amenities include barbecues, toilets and a camping site.

Other reserves in the Dubbo area include:

  • Ballimore Reserve
  • Bril Bral Reserve
  • Butlers Falls Reserve
  • Cumboogle Flora Reserve
  • Devil's Hole Reserve
  • Dickigundi Reserve
  • Eumungerie Watering Park
  • Jones Creek Reserve
  • Pilchers Reserve
  • Redbank Reserve
  • Wongarbon Tank Reserve 
  • Dundullimal Reserve
  • Caroline Reserve