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.

Attractions and Activities

Old Dubbo Gaol

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.

Open 9am - 4pm daily | Adult $20 | Child U16 $6.50 | Child U4 Free admission | Concession $16 | Family $50 2A+2C, Extra Child $6 | Day tours included in admission fee | Book online for a 10% discount
Address: 90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6801 4460
Website: http://www.olddubbogaol.com.au
Phone: (02) 6801 4460
Attractions and Activities

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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

Open seven days 9am - 4pm | Admission is for 2 consecutive days
Address: Obley Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6881 1400
Website: http://zoofari.com.au
Phone: (02) 6881 1400
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6887 2732

Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse

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.

Please phone for Opening Hours | Adult $6 | Children $3 under 16years
Address: 36R Dunedoo Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6887 2732
Website:
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6845 7454

Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum

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. 

Open daily from sunrise to sunset | Free entry
Address: 95 Tara Road, Burrendong Way, Mumbil, NSW 2820
Phone: (02) 6845 7454
Website: http://www.burrendongarboretum.org/Burrendong_Arboretum/Welcome.html
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6801 4490

Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre

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.

Currently closed and reopen September 2019
Address: Victoria Park, Talbragar Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6801 4490
Website: http://www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/community-and-groups/sport---leisure/dubbo-aquatic-leisure-centre
Art & Culture
Phone: (02) 6881 6410

Dubbo Arts and Craft Society

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.

Free admission | Open 7 days 10am - 4 pm | Phone to confirm Monday to Thursday
Address: 137 Cobra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6881 6410
Website: http://www.dubboartz.org.au/DUBBO%20ARTZ/artsandcraftssociet.htm
Attractions and Activities
Phone: 0488 425 940

Dubbo Observatory

Explore the night sky in the 2nd largest Observatory in Australia for the general public, including our new, large 17 inch telescope.

Bookings essential | Book online | Adult $26 | Senior $24 | Child U17 $12 | Astrophotography (BYO SLR Camera) $90/camera | Astro exclusive tour $80/person
Address: 17L Camp Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: 0488 425 940
Website: http://www.dubboobservatory.com/
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6801 4450

Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens inc. Biodiversity, Shoyoen Sister City & Dubbo Sensory Gardens

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. 

Adventure Playground | Open daily 7.30am - 6pm | Wednesday 12noon - 6pm

Open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm | Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 9.30am - 4.30pm | ANZAC Day open from 12noon | Closed Christmes Day, New Year's Day & Good Friday | Free admission
Address: Elizabeth Park, Coronation Drive, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6801 4450
Website: http://www.drbg.com.au/
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6801 4378

Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre

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

Box Office open 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday or book online
Address: 155 Darling Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6801 4378
Website: http://www.drtcc.com.au/
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6882 4411

Dubbo RSL Club Resort

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. 

Ample and free parking
Address: Cnr of Brisbane and Wingewarra streets, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6882 4411
Website: http://www.dubborsl.com.au
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6881 8222

Dubbo Tenpin Bowl

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

Open daily | Mon - Thu 9am - 10pm | Fri - Sat 9am - 11pm | Sun 11am - 6pm | Public Holidays open from 11am - 8pm
Address: 76 Windsor Parade, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6881 8222
Website:
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6801 4450

Dubbo Visitor Information Centre

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.

Open 7 days 9am to 5pm | Open everyday except Christmas Day
Address: Cnr Newell Hwy & Macquarie Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6801 4450
Website: http://www.dubbo.com.au
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6884 9984

Dundullimal Homestead (National Trust)

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.

Open Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 3pm | Adult $10 | Senior/Concession $8 | Child $8 (under 16yrs) | Family 2A2C $25 | Free entry to cafe | National Trust members Free
Address: 'Dundullimal' 23L Obley Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6884 9984
Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/dundullimal-homestead/
Attractions and Activities
Phone: 0408 477 956

Garling Gallery

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.

Free admission

Open Wednesday to Friday 10am-4pm | Saturday 10am-1pm | or by appointment
Address: 32 Railway Street, Wongarbon, NSW 2830
Phone: 0408 477 956
Website: http://www.garlinggallery.com.au
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6885 6676

Red Earth Estate Vineyard

Enjoy a cheese platter while tasting our range of handcrafted wines or try handmade Dumplings and Chinese Dim Sum.

Open six days 11am - 5pm | Closed Wednesdays | Open public holidays
Address: 18L Camp Road, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6885 6676
Website: http://www.redearthestate.com.au
Attractions and Activities
Phone: 1800 847 487

Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Experience

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.

Reopening in Spring 2019
Address: 21 Judy Jakins Drive , Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: 1800 847 487
Website: https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6881 1400

Savannah Visitor Plaza and Free Access Area

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.

Open 7 days 9am - 4pm
Address: Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Obley Road , Dubbo , NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6881 1400
Website: http://zoofari.com.au/
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6801 4450

Terramungamine - Rock Grooves

Terramungamine is an Aboriginal reserve located on the Macquarie river. Be amazed by the 150 rock grooves created by the Tubbagah People.

Open 7 days | Free Admission
Address: Burraway Rd via Brocklehurst (Newell Highway), Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6801 4450
Website:
Attractions and Activities
Phone: 1300 874 537

Trike Adventures

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.

Half hour tour: $50 per person | One hour tour: $80 per person | Night and day tours 7 days | Picnics a speciality
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6845 2970

Wellington Caves and Holiday Complex

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.

Open Daily 9am - 4.30pm (excluding Christmas Day) | Visit the website for the latest Cave tour schedule and prices
Address: Caves Road, Wellington, NSW 2820
Phone: (02) 6845 2970
Website: http://www.wellingtoncaves.com.au/
Attractions and Activities
Phone: (02) 6801 4444

Western Plains Cultural Centre

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.

Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Open 7 days 10am - 4pm, Fridays open to 6pm | Free admission
Address: 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
Phone: (02) 6801 4444
Website: http://www.westernplainsculturalcentre.org/

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