Explore tales of Australian history stretching back to the days of Aboriginal trackers and European pioneers on a local guided tour.
Discover history in its natural environment – from Aboriginal carved trees and rock grooves, to the cells of the local gaol and be inspired by how Dubbo went from a humble village to a small town to the vibrant and thriving regional City it is today.
Local guides with their own unique tales to tell can showcase the hidden gems of our City and provide you with the many history and stories that have shaped Dubbo.
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.
Experience traditional Aboriginal Australia. Hear stories from traditional land owners, eat bush tucker and walk the tracks of our ancestors from hundreds of years ago. Catering groups of 14-25 - elderly, retirees, business groups and school groups.
The Old Dubbo Gaol offers a family friendly Twilight tour and the paranormal adult's only Beyond the Grave. Twilight & Beyond the Grave Night Tours run during School Holidays or for group bookings of 10 or more. Bookings essential.
For an inspiring insight to the vibrant city of Dubbo - enjoy a guided tour highlighting the history, development, growth and future of the city itself. Learn of the towns heartbeat, its people and places. Hear first, what the text books aren't telling you - some of Dubbo's many hidden secrets - that keep visitors returning year after year. $50 per coach group, must supply own coach. Tour duration 60 minutes, Bookings Essential and subject to availability.
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
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.
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.
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|
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 | Stroller $12 | Electric Cart (3 hours) $70 | Electric Cart (All Day) $99
Plan your day with the latest Keeper Talks and Feed Times.