Welcome to the Great Western Plains.
Filling the central region of the state, the Great Western Plains strikes the perfect balance between blissful relaxation, heart pumping adrenaline and everything else in between.
Great big adventures begin in Dubbo and the Great Western Plains. Dubbo’s anchor location and network of transport links makes it the perfect base from which to explore some of the most unique destinations Australia has to offer.
Delight in extraordinary experiences / Find that incredible place where freedom runs wild. Choose to disconnect your electronics and re-connect with those nearest and dearest to you. Take time to travel through the untouched allure of regional NSW.
Explore immense natural landscapes / Walk, ride, run or row – take to the great outdoors and wander the road less travelled. Fly amongst the clouds, explore extensive marshes and mountain ranges or camp under a sky blanketed in stars, take home memories to last a lifetime.
Uncover vast history, heritage and culture / Tread in the footsteps of those who walked the plains millennia ago. The story of this region is rich and vibrant, woven with a tapestry of Aboriginal heritage and colonial history.
Catch tremendous and unusual events / Become a local for a day or two and enjoy unforgettable celebrations. From high energy rodeos and classic country shows, to aviation antics and celebrations of star filled skies – the region’s events calendar is sure to entertain.
Whatever adventure you’re chasing, you will find it in the Great Western Plains!
Image credit: Destination NSW
Are we there yet?
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|Coonamble||110 min||120 min||60 min||60 min||-||80 min||145 min|
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|Wellington||30 min||60 min||75 min||120 min||145 min||150 min||-|
From the Mountains to the Marshes, discover all there is to see and do in the Coonamble Shire! Immerse yourself in the natural wonders, arts and culture, country hospitality and exciting events the region has to offer.
Coonamble Visitor Information Centre
84 Castlereagh Street, Coonamble
(02) 6827 1923 | visitcoonamble.com.au
Relish country and rural lifestyle at its best! The Gilgandra Region is alive with history, art, culture and local giftware.
Gilgandra Visitor Information Centre
Gilgandra Coo-ee Heritage Centre, Coo-ee Memorial Park, Newell Highway
(02) 6817 8700 | gilgandra.nsw.gov.au/enjoy
The Narromine Region including Narromine, Trangie and Tomingley is renowned for its agricultural diversity paired with excellent tourist attractions and is the perfect spot to stop and enjoy the delights of country New South Wales.
Narromine Visitor Information Centre
Narromine Aerodrome, Mitchell Highway, Narromine
(02) 6889 7131 | narromineregion.com.au
To catch a spot of bird watching away from the hustle and bustle, head to Warren and soak up the country hospitality. Warren is a place to get away from it all, without getting far away at all!
Warren Visitor Information Centre
6 Burton Street, Warren
(02) 6847 6665 | warren.nsw.gov.au/discover/visitor-guide
Enjoy endless skies in the star gazing capital of Australia by night , and the breathtaking National Park landscapes of the Warrumbungles Region by day.
Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre
with Diprotodon Museum
Newell Highway, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
(02) 6849 2144 | warrumbungleregion.com.au
The Great Escape
Un-hitch, un-plug and unwind. No matter which direction you point your compass, Dubbo, Wellington and the Great Western Plains are the ultimate destinations for freedom travellers.
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. Enjoy the exhilaration of reeling in 'the big one' in one of our many rivers and lakes, or unpack the kayak and paddle the day away on the water. Enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of the Aussie bush before you retire for a night under a blanket of stars.
If you have plenty of time to roam, keep a few days spare and take the long way home! There is always more to explore and the unspoilt surrounds of the Great Western Plains are 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.