Wellington has long been known for its rich history and breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled in the foothills of the Mount Arthur Reserve where the Bell and Macquarie Rivers meet, this charming town is a bona fide nature lover’s paradise.
The #BuyLocalorByeLocal Wellington campaign and competition was an outcome of Dubbo Regional Council’s Regional Economic Recovery Strategy informed by Industry and adopted by Council in 2020. A TV campaign supported by social media and printed promotional material encouraged local residents across Wellington, the full LGA and the wider Central West and Western consumer markets to shop in Wellington for their chance to win. Local businesses and familiar faces featured throughout the campaign to showcase the goods and services available in participating stores, stimulate greater spending and reward customers for shopping local.
Congratulations to the 10 lucky winners drawn from the barrel at 1pm Monday 29 March 2021 at the Wellington Visitor Information Centre and won a share of $5,000!
Amanda Furney – Redfern Power Solutions
Fiona Bowman – D&J Rural Services
Josh Pearce – Notts Rural and Domestic
Keith Waring – KFC Wellington
Jason May – Pacific Seafoods
Michael Burrough – Redfern Power Solutions
Helen Sutton – Trim Hair Studio
Wendy Spittles – Ben’s Tyres
Trevor Owens – Redfern Power Solutions
Kate Kenworthy – D’Aquino’s Liquor Wellington
Each winner will be contacted individually to collect their $500 myDubbo Region Shopping Card from the Wellington Visitor Information Centre. Visit mydubboregion.com.au to see where you can spend your winnings!
The wonder underground / Australia’s prehistoric past is within reach at the incredible Wellington Caves. Unearth the mysteries of megafauna that once roamed the land and find out what those miners were up to 100 years ago in the Phosphate Mine. Marvel at the 15m tall stalagmite in the Cathedral Cave and the delicate dripping stalactites in the Gaden Cave.
Hit the water / Adventure beckons at Lake Burrendong or ‘The Dam’ as it’s known to locals. Spike the adrenaline in the warmer months and try your hand at water skiing, wakeboarding and biscuiting. Pack the reels, rods and tackle box and you may just take home the ‘big one’ with seven different fish species to catch. More than just aquatic life, the dam is a haven for native Australian animals and there’s no better way to spot them than on a scenic hike. Or head out on the gently winding waterways of the Macquarie River, a favourite destination for kayakers and stand up paddleboarders.
Head back to the bush / Immerse yourself in the serenity of Wellington’s countryside at the 2,100 hectare Mount Arthur Reserve. There are six marked walking trails which range from 30 minutes to a half day trek and vary in difficulty with all trails delivering spectacular views of the surrounding valley. Along the way you can enjoy spotting some 400 species of native flora and fauna that call the Reserve home along with many native Australian animals and birds. Or discover a natural haven at the 164 hectare Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum where you can wander through Fern Gully, a man-made rainforest situated beneath an enormous suspended, thatched canopy.
Gardens and greens / Mingle with Mother Nature and enjoy the tranquillity of the Osawano Japanese Gardens or pack your clubs and enjoy a round of golf on the quiet fairways of the Wellington Golf Club. Alternatively, head to the heart of town, put your feet up and enjoy a relaxed picnic in Cameron Park
You’re guaranteed a friendly smile and a wealth of information when you stop in and see the teams at one of our Region’s Visitor Information Centres. The friendly staff at Dubbo and Wellington are always happy to point you in the right direction, help plan your to-do list and even share some local secrets to ensure you have a holiday adventure you won’t soon forget.