There are so many opportunities to make the most of your days (and nights) in Dubbo! Explore amazing attractions and uncover our best kept secrets - a weekender in Dubbo is sure to entertain.
Are you looking for inspiration for daytime adventures and evening entertainment during your next visit to Dubbo? We've got some great ideas to get you started! These activities are best suited to adults travelling in a couple, group or even solo.
Start your long weekend off with a Friday afternoon sweet treat at CSC. They are constantly changing their menu to highlight what is in season and to celebrate the best local produce they can find. CSC try and cater for everyone with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options. The decor is quirky and the location in the heart of the main street creates the perfect opportunity to relax and watch the CBD buzz.
Dubbo's diverse restaurant offering gives you the luxury of choice for a special meal out on the town. Choose from all you can eat authentic Japanese at Okami Restaurant, to modern Italian, garden party vibes in the unique surrounds of Down The Lane, enjoy an exotic treat for the tastebuds at Ling Ling Thai or sit back, relax and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail before sampling the a la carte menu at One 7 Eight Dining and Bar.
Don't miss a sneaky nightcap at Dubbo's hidden gem The Establishment Bar - a moody 1930s inspired boutique bar tucked away in the heart of the Dubbo CBD. Select from crafted cocktails, classic tipples and fine drams in the bar's intimate speakeasy atmosphere. You will find The Establishment in the alley leading to the iconic Old Dubbo Gaol.
Up and at 'em on Saturday morning with an unforgettable safari adventure at the award winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo. You can explore the Zoo’s 5km circuit by car, on foot or by bike, car or even electric safari cart available for hire at the Zoo. You will have the chance to see hundreds of rare and endangered animals in this huge open range sanctuary. For the ultimate experience you can even stay overnight at one of the Zoo's accommodation options, you might even awaken to the roar of the King of the Jungle from the Zoo's amazing Lion Pridelands.
After stretching your legs at the Zoo, take some time to stretch your mind at the Dubbo Escape Room. Suitable for teams of 2 to 8 people you have 60 minutes on the clock to solve a series of cryptic clues and puzzles and escape! There are three themed rooms to choose from with a variety of difficulty levels.
Or the discerning beer enthusiast might enjoy sampling some of Dubbo's best brews at Devil's Hollow Brewery. Enjoy a delicious dinner and a tasting paddle of beers inspired by Dubbo's icons and legends or if want the full experience book a brewery tour and tasting, available on the first Saturday afternoon of the month. Up to 10 spots are available at each session
Start off your Sunday by re-fueling with breakfast in the relaxed, plant filled courtyard at Short Street Store. With a fresh, seasonal menu - from your classic breakfast faves to ever-changing lunch specials, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, the friendly team have you covered with options for all dietary requirements to enjoy.
Before you depart, don't miss a visit behind the bars to the Old Dubbo Gaol to experience 19th century prison life. Peek into the eerie past of the Gaol, with pockets of preserved history waiting to be explored. Wander through the cellblocks and sandstones walls, gaze upon the haunting gallows and take in the bird’s eye view from the watchtower.