Family adventure time comes naturally here, so keep a camera ready to catch those smiles because an album lasting memories await.
The award-winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo is just the start of your adventures in Dubbo! Enjoy river kayaking, Botanic and Japanese gardens and kilometres of riverside cycleway. Your wallet can take a break while you enjoy a range of manicured parks, riverside BBQs and loads of playgrounds.
You could even introduce the kids to a slice of Australian history stretching back to the days of Aboriginal trackers and European pioneers. A family road trip to Dubbo is full to the brim with activities to keep the kids entertained.
The Dubbo Aquatic Leisire Centre is your summer oasis. The 10-lane Olympic pool is heated, and hosts school carnivals, swimming club meets and family get-togethers. Perfect for parties with free BBQ facilities, children’s swimming pool, giant water slides and splash pad.
|Address:||Talbragar Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830|
|Phone:||(02) 6801 4490|
Introducing Dubbo RSL Club Resort, a hub for premier entertainment, recreation and hospitality. Our newly renovated Club offers a gym, indoor heated pool, dining options, live shows and entertainment for the whole family.
Take your family on zoofari to Taronga Western Plains Zoo! See hundreds of rare and endangered animals in this huge open range sanctuary. Don’t miss the all new Lion’s Pride Lands, and take an adrenaline pumping journey inside lion territory aboard Pride Lands Patrol. Explore the Zoo’s 5km circuit on foot or by bike, car or electric safari cart. Be sure to catch a Keeper Presentation – there are up to 10 daily included in the cost of Zoo entry.
Admission: Adult $48, Child (4-15) $28, Senior/Concession $38 | Family: 2A+2C $136.80, 2A+1C $111.6, 2A+3C $162.00, 2A+4C $187.20, 1A+2C $93.60, 1A+3C $118.80.
Early Morning Walk: 6.45am Saturday and Sunday-Adult $15 | Child $7.50 (in addition to admission) Wednesday and Fridays in school holidays for eastern states; NSW public holidays excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Hire Rates: Push Bike (4 hours) $17 | Geared Bike $24 | Bike 'n Caboose $30 | Electric Cart (3 hours) $70 | Electric Cart (All Day) $99* (*outside of school holidays)
Animal Encounters | Bookings Essential
Big Cat Encounter | 11.45am | $59pp
Meerkat Encounter | 10.10am | Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun | $79pp
Giraffes in Focus | 10.10am | $10pp
Savannah Safari | Adult $10 | Child (4-15yrs) $5
Lion Pride Lands Patrol | from 9.40 am | Adult $29 | Child $19
Savannah Visitor Plaza and Free Access Area
Access to Bakhita’s Café area, Safari Park Playground and Primate Islands
*All rates in addition to Zoo admission. Conditions apply
Explore the tranquil Macquarie River at your own pace. Contact us for kayak, paddleboard hire and land yacht hire. All equipment and tuition supplied.
Dubbo City Holiday Park Bike Hire.
There are over 270 species of birds recorded within a 50 kilometres of the city of Dubbo. Many of these are woodland birds that can be found in urban backyards, parks, remnant bushland and riverside areas.Birds in Backyards
Did you know that Dubbo was amongst the first places in Australia to use fingerprints to catch crooks? Or that Australia’s worst serial killer once roamed its streets? That the underworld queen Kate Leigh was Dubbo born and bred? Or that the bushranger John Dunn was caught while trying to break in to Dubbo Gaol? Discover these and other fascinating stories as you explore the murky underbelly of Dubbo’s past. Pick up a map from the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre.
Did you know that if it weren’t for a wealthy businessman and his complicated love life Dubbo might not have gotten its first hospital? Did you know that the flood in 1955 left 4,000 people homeless and that emergency supplies had to be parachuted in by the air force? Learn how a village overcame its many obstacles to become a city as you retrace important moments of Dubbo’s past. Pick up a map from the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre.
Walk in the footsteps of our pioneers. Dubbo has an intriguing past. From bushrangers and underworld figures, to renowned architects and ornate buildings, Dubbo is steeped in history. Proclaimed a village in 1849 and a town by 1872, Dubbo officially became a City in 1966. The Dubbo Heritage Walk begins at the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Macquarie and Erskine streets.Dubbo Heritage Tour
You and your team are 'locked' in a themed room. Using only your brainpower, you have 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape.
Dubbo Golf Club offers the only 27-hole golf course layout in the Central West. The opportunity to play three different courses allow for something special for all levels of golfers.
This state-of-the art venue is the ideal setting for a range of events and performances. Housing a 500 seat tiered theatre and 750 seat auditorium, enjoy local performances and some of the best national touring shows.
Phone the box office to book or visit drtcc.com.au
An all-weather market in Dubbo's CBD with a diverse range of stalls offering unique products, regional produce and baked goods. Enjoy buskers and specialty stores open on the day.
Dubbo Sportsworld is a large multipurpose sports facility catering for a host of indoor sports including netball, cricket, soccer, basketball, floorball and the ideal party activities laser skirmish, bubble soccer and indoor sports.
Open Monday - Friday 10am to 9pm | Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
18 lanes, auto scoring, auto bumpers, pool & air hockey tables, video games, air-conditioned comfort, Glow bowling on every weekend & school holidays - excludes league bowling times. Hassle free children's parties.
One Game & Shoes : Adult $14 | Concession $12 | Child U16 $12 | Family 2A+2C $52
Everything you need to know while you are in our smiling city is under the one roof. Looking for local products and produce, Dubbo branded merchandise, clean public amenities, parking for your caravan or bus, coffee or a snack and to find out what's on in Dubbo, the friendly team at the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre is always happy to point you in the right direction.
Discover Dubbo's pioneer history at this 1840s homestead. Enjoy picturesque gardens, café/art gallery, experience a guided tour - bookings essential. 1.5km past the Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
|Address:||'Dundullimal' 23L Obley Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830|
|Phone:||(02) 6884 9984|
Water park designed for little hands and feet. Adjacent to playground. Expansive lawn area, shelters, free gas BBQ's, playground and toilets.
|Address:||Elston Park, Corner Gipps and Cobra Streets, Dubbo, NSW 2830|
|Phone:||(02) 6801 4450|
It's a great way to entertain the kids, so bring the whole family and bounce on in!
Contact us for opening times.
In the heat of summer or in the cold of winter, our fully netted indoor playground will entertain the kids for hours. Full cafe menu available. Day and night parties available.
Macquarie Conservatorium presents a range of public concerts, workshops and master classes with visiting artists, conservatorium staff and students. The annual concert series features high quality musicians performing classical, jazz and world music.
Discover your new surrounds with Macquarie Valley Trails, a unique and relaxing way to explore local heritage, nature, produce, art and much more. Download the app or visit the website to get your free guide.
Children can enjoy fun and exciting activities in a family-friendly, farm environment.
Pony rides under 5yrs $10
Pony cart rides $15
Farmyard animals free
Campfire in winter
See the wonderful work of this Australian aviation icon at the Visitor Experience Centre. Read the stories, learn the history, watch the film and browse the shop.
The Savannah Visitor Plaza and free access area offers a great place to relax with a meal or coffee at Bahkita's Cafe whilst overlooking the primate islands or let the kids run wild in the safari park playground.
A 12.5km Tracker Riley Cycleway circuit extending between the CBD and Dundullimal Homestead via the Taronga Western Plains Zoo along the Macquarie River foreshore. Call the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre for bike hire options and cycleways map.
Experience the picturesque Macquarie River, vibrant streetscapes and learn of Dubbo's rich history riding the multi-award winning Trike Adventures. We offer our famous Outback Pub Tours, Red Earth Winery Tours, Sunset Tour and Deluxe Zoo Tours.
Take an adventure flight over Dubbo in a historic military aircraft. Amazing views and aerobatics in a unique aircraft that is normally the domain of a privileged few.
Western Plains Riding Centre provides horse riding activities for the whole family. Enjoy one or two hour rides. All sessions are fully supervised by an accredited coach and trained staff.
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