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This bite sized itinerary is the perfect starting place to plan a Dubbo Region adventure for visitors who like to travel at their own pace. Find inspiration to fill your time in the Region as you explore everything there is to see and do.

Are you looking for inspiration for activities, adventures and sights to see during your next visit to the Dubbo Region? We've got a mini-itinerary and some optional add on ideas prepared to get you started! These activities are best suited to travellers who like to take their time and explore at their own pace, we have a few tips for travelling off the beaten track included at the end too!

Rest your head

If you are looking for a comfortable home away from home to enjoy during your visit to the Dubbo Region then Country Apartments is just the place to put your feet up! Choose from stylish self-contained apartments and 2 bedroom townhouses, all conveniently situated in the heart of Dubbo. Enjoy a short stroll to the bustling CBD where you are spoilt for choice in options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Don't just take our word for it! Country Apartments is a regular winner of TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice award, Travellers' Choice Best of the Best, and TripAdvisor's Top 25 properties in Australia for families.

Brews and bites

Looking for a dining experience with a difference? Then Devil's Hollow Brewery might be just the place! Each carefully crafted brew at the Brewery is inspired by local stories and legends of days gone by.

Why not try a Nosey Bob Red Ale? Named for Robert "Nosey Bob" Howard who had the rather gruesome job of being the NSW State Hangman and presided over seven executions at the Old Dubbo Gaol in the late 1800's. His nickname 'Nosey Bob' was the result of one of his horses kicking him in the face, completely obliterating his nose!

Or enjoy sipping on a Flash Kate IPA, named for Catherine Mary Josephine Leigh, better known as 'Flash Kate', who was born in Dubbo. Along with her arch rival Tilly Devine, they were known as two of the toughest gangsters in Sydney. Their battle to become the ‘Queen’ of the Sydney underworld fuelled the razor gang wars of Darlinghurst, which lasted from 1927 to 1930.

Along with sampling the range of tempting brews you can enjoy a guided brewery tour before settling in to enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner from the extensive menu.

Step back in time

Uncover pioneer history at Dundullimal Homestead which was originally a 10,000 hectare working property. Built in the 1840s this National Trust treasure is considered Australia’s oldest sophisticated slab house and gives an incredible insight into rural life of days gone by. Take your time to explore the homestead, sandstone stables, a timber church, and blacksmith’s forge for a real sense of working life on a sheep and cattle station.

The beautifully conserved buildings are located in a tranquil setting where you can explore the property and discover this iconic Australian treasure. Why not bring a picnic or enjoy a delightful Devonshire Tea at the cafe. the grounds are even dog friendly (on leash).

Discover the magic underground

The Wellington Caves has a range of experiences both above and below the ground! You can take a guided tour through the expansive Cathedral Cave, with the centrepiece being a limestone and crystal formation reaching a staggering 15 metres in height. You can also see hints of marine life from 400 million years ago and see where today's palaeontologists are digging for their next big discovery.

Or for a more up-close guided tour experience, the smaller Gaden Cave features a ceiling almost completely covered in delicate stalactites and unique coral-like formations. Gaden Cave can occasionally be impacted by environmental factors so make sure you plan ahead and reach out to ensure tours are running.

Back up above the surface you can wander through the free Ancient Landscapes Gallery to discover ancient seas, interact with life-sized Australian Megafauna, learn about traditional Wellington Wiradjuri stories and find out what scientists are still studying on site today. Discovery Lab Sessions are also perfect for the young and young at heart! You are equipped with all the tools of the trade so you can examine million-year-old fossils up close.

The Great Escape

Unhitch, unplug and unwind – the Dubbo Region is the ultimate destination of choice for those who travel at their own pace and choose to wander a little longer. From comfortable and well-appointed caravan parks and campsites, to off the grid escapes in free camping areas, you will find somewhere perfect to rest your head.

Free Camping

Terramungamine Reserve – located just outside of Dubbo nearby the Macquarie River, this small free camp is available for 24-hour stays only. A short walk from the campsite are the amazing Terramungamine Rock Grooves created over many years as the Wiradjuri people shaped tools and spears. Toilets on site.

Ponto Falls – Wellington’s best kept secret, this large and grassy campsite is located just 20km from Wellington alongside a quiet curve of the Macquarie River. With ample space to spread out and enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of the Aussie bush before you retire for a night under a blanket of stars. Toilets on site.

Contact our Visitor Information Centres for up-to-date information about our free camping sites.

Escape to adventure in the Great Western Plains - the destination of choice for freedom travellers

Discover the Great Western Plains

If you have plenty of time to roam, keep a few days spare and take the long way home! There is more to explore just a short drive away in the unspoilt surrounds of the Great Western Plains. A haven for native flora, fauna and wandering souls in need of respite, just a brief drive from the nearest town or city and yet you will feel a million miles away.