Dubbo is one of regional New South Wales' most popular visitor destinations attracting travellers from all corners of the State and beyond.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Find yourself surrounded by fascinating wildlife on vast open plains and be immersed in the unique serenity of Taronga Western Plains Zoo. If you're eager, start at dawn as the animals awaken; leisurely-guided early morning walking tours are a fantastic way to see the world's exotic and endangered species before the zoo opens. If you prefer to start a little later, keeper talks are a great time to marvel at the incredible beauty and abilities of some of the Zoo's most amazing animals see a koala up close, feed a Giraffe, book a meerkat encounter and learn more about our wonderful animal kingdom.
Old Dubbo Gaol
Old Dubbo Gaol has opened the cell doors and invited you to experience the fascinating history of barbaric prison life in the 1800s. Learn about past prisoners and daring escapes with theatrical performances and guided tours. Be berated by one of the strict wardens, or pick-pocketed by the cunning prisoners. Brave individuals may choose to defy fear and plunge further into the Gaol experience with a Twilight Tour; become a 19th century prisoner in the dead of night and explore the ominous atmosphere that offers chilling facts and frights with a theatrical twist.
Western Plains Cultural Centre
Head into the heart of Dubbo and discover man-made artistry at the Western Plains Cultural Centre. WPCC is Dubbo's creative soul, providing a cool and welcoming atmosphere sure to satisfy the unfamiliar artisan to the creative connoisseur. Presenting a rich and varied program of high quality exhibitions, special events and educational activities, find out why the WPCC makes such a significant contribution to the cultural life of Dubbo and surrounding communities. Uncover the City's history and view Australia's largest and best preserved wool wagon and recently installed carved tree.
Dubbo Regional Botanical Gardens
Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens sit on the side of 10 hectares of undulating land, providing a place for recreation, stimulation, science and learning. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds, physical abilities and cultures can explore and discover the natural world. Enliven your senses with a stroll through the delightful Sensory Garden; an invigorating experience which has been designed to engage with visitors through smell, sight, sound, touch and taste. Feast your eyes on the stunning aesthetics behind the formal Japanese gate or 'Sukiyamon' within the Shoyoen Garden.
A trip to Australia's oldest timberslab homestead is a special experience which allows visitors to step back into rural life in the early colony. Its story is one of amazing endeavour and vision, evidenced in the creation of a finely crafted, vintage home, which has survived in near original condition at a time when the land was beyond the limits of settlement.
Royal Flying Doctor Service, Dubbo Base Education Centre
Another must see attraction is the education centre at the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Witness the heroic, life saving work carried out by the Royal Flying Doctors for the people of remote Australia.
Hear how Reverend John Flynn visualised a "mantle of safety" over remote Australia more than 80 years ago. The incredible passion and knowledge of the volunteers will pervade your understanding and encourage a truly remarkable experience.
Terramungamine Rock Grooves
Only 10 minutes drive from Dubbo is evidence of Dubbo's rich Aboriginal history. 150 awe-inspiring grinding grooves created by the Tubbagah People are found upstream along the Macquarie River.
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