Safari in our backyard, uncover our pioneering past and explore our creative soul. From the wide open spaces of Taronga Western Plains Zoo to the pitch-black confines of the Old Dubbo Gaol, a wealth of adventure is waiting for you in Dubbo.
See the wild in the wild when you safari in our backyard at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Whether you travel by car, bike, electric cart or trek on foot, you'll venture through a 6km circuit featuring some of the most distinctive global wildlife habitats in the world, bordered by picnic grounds and magnificent bushland.
Venture back in time and discover a well-preserved slice of history in Dubbo. Gaze upon the eerie gallows and hangman's kit at the remarkably intact 19th Century, Old Dubbo Gaol. Be inspired by a tale of endeavour and vision when you step back into the early colony at Dundullimal Homestead.
Browse a selection of 5,000 items telling the story of Dubbo and its people and view a Dendroglyph (carved tree), an immensely important Aboriginal artefact at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.
Cycle the 12.5km Tracker Riley Cycleway interspersed between rugged bushland on the banks of the Macquarie River stretching from Dubbo's CBD to Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Hire a kayak or stand-up paddleboard from Adventure Watersports and discover the City's spectacular river corridor, or explore 10 hectares of undulating land at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens and relax with a picnic in one of Australia's most authentic, traditional Japanese gardens.
Wander the unique collection of 19th century buildings and artefacts and learn the stories of prison life. Catch a theatrical performance or guided tour, or during the school holidays experience a Twilight or Beyond The Grave tour.
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
Antiques, and collectables, fantasy gardens, unique bottlehouse, WA flowering eucalypts. Only 5 minutes from Dubbo. Please call Jan Gilmour and Brian Lewis for opening times.
An area of 164 hectares dedicated to the conservation of Australia's unique and incredible diverse flora, overlooking the majestic Lake Burrendong. Take a self-guided walk and explore the green surrounds of Fern Gully.
|Address:||95 Tara Road, Burrendong Way, Mumbil, NSW 2820|
|Phone:||(02) 6845 7454|
The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre is a family oriented facility and features a heated Olympic size swimming pool, shaded children’s leisure pool, playground, giant twin waterslides, splash pad, free barbeque facilities, covered grandstand & on site kiosk.
Closes 22 April 2019 and reopen September 2019.
|Address:||Victoria Park, Talbragar Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830|
|Phone:||(02) 6801 4490|
On offer at the Cobra Street Cottage are works of art together with a selection of patchwork, porcelain painting, silvercraft, spinning and weaving and wood-turning by local artists.
|Address:||137 Cobra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830|
|Phone:||(02) 6881 6410|
Explore the night sky in the 2nd largest Observatory in Australia for the general public, including our new, large 17 inch telescope.
Enliven your senses and explore the four distinctive garden spaces; the Sensory Gardens, Biodiversity Garden, Shoyoen Sister City Garden and Oasis Valley at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden.
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.
Call for 2018 seasons shows or visit our website.
See the wonderful work of this Australian aviation icon at the Visitor Education Centre. Read the stories, learn the history, watch the film and browse the shop.
The RSL Club Resort is a hub of contemporary entertainment, recreation and dining. Located in the heart of the CBD, catch live theatre or shows, catch up on some laps or spend a session in our gym.
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.
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|
Nationally acclaimed, award-winning artist, Brett Mon Garling invites you to his studio. Garling Gallery, a converted 125 year-old shop front, features exquisite sculptures and breathtaking plein-air landscape paintings.
Enjoy a cheese platter while tasting our range of handcrafted wines or try handmade Dumplings and Chinese Dim Sum.
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.
Terramungamine is an Aboriginal reserve located on the Macquarie river. Be amazed by the 150 rock grooves created by the Tubbagah People.
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.
Guided tours are offered daily through two magnificent show caves, the Cathedral and Gaden Cave. Don your hard hat and take a step back in time on the Phosphate and Fossil tour.
Western Plains Cultural Centre, a state-of-the-art facility boasting a gallery, museum and modern café, is Dubbo's creative soul. The Centre offers a rich program of high quality exhibitions and installations by local and visiting artists.
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