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Uncover the Great Western Plains and make Dubbo your next holiday destination

Known as the ‘City of smiles,’ Dubbo offers a refreshing blend of urban and rural cultures. With rich cultural heritage, world class attractions and blossoming arts scene, Dubbo provides locals and visitors alike with unique and interesting experiences.

Things to see and do in Dubbo, at a glance

Taronga Western Plains Zoo 

Get up close and personal with the giraffes, hand feed the big cats, and experience the fascinating animal species and wildlife on foot, by bike or in your car. 

Old Dubbo Gaol

Transport yourself back in time and be entertained by the comical Warden and prisoners who bring back to life the barbaric conditions of a 19th Century gaol.

Adventure Watersports 

Take a paddle down the majestic river and capture the scenic beauty that runs through the heart of Dubbo.

Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse 

Amble along the "gumnut walk" to the bottlehouse created from 3,000 bottles.

Dubbo Action Precinct

Capture the blood pumping moments on camera when the kids reach untouchable speeds and take on Australia's first and only 'full pipe'. 

Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre

Prepare for a wild ride when you fly down the waterslide in a rush of exhilarating action at Dubbo's Aquatic Leisure Centre

Dubbo Golf Club

Tee off into a challenging 27 hole golf course set amongst stunning native Cyprus and Eucalyptus trees.

Dubbo Observatory

Gaze upwards and appreciate the many wonders of our universe through 305mm Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes to explore inner workings of our galaxy

Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens The serenity and sheer beauty of the gardens will leave you breathless.

Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre

Do not miss an opportunity to experience this brilliantly designed 500-seat tiered theatre 

Dundullimal Homestead

The 1840's rural lifestyle will capture your senses as you explore the core of what made Dubbo's pioneer history 

First Lesson Cultural Tours Hear the wonderous stories, try some bush tucker and walk the very tracks that our ancestors from hundreds of years ago. 


Sit back, relax and enjoy a coffee whilst the children run wild in the jungle gym with their imaginations in tow

"Livvi's Place" Playground

Allow the children to engage and be untroubled at one of only five state-of-the-art all ability inclusive play spaces in Australia 

Royal Flying Doctor Base Education Centre

Appreciate and admire the heroic excellence of how the RFDS Doctors and Nurses do aerial evacuations saving lives for people who live, work and travel in remote Australia. 

Terramungamine - Rock Grooves

Embrace nature and it's beauty when discovering the 150 grinding grooves created by the Tubbagar People at this scenic reserve

Tracker Riley Cycleway

Hire a bike and connect with nature on this local scenic track that winds its way around the Macquarie River


Witness the children's delight and anticipation when viewing this exciting and interactive miniature display

Water Park (Elson Park)

Ideal for little hands and feet you're sure to see some big smiles on their faces as they escape the summer heat

Western Plains Cultural Centre

Lose sense of time in the ambiance of the exhibitions and sit and bask in the sun while enjoying the rich aromas from the cafe

Western Plains Riding Centre

These grand animals are sure to make your children eager for a horseback adventure through the countryside with these fully accredited coaches



Discover Dubbo Online

Whether it's time for a fun filled family adventure or your planning that long awaited journey across Australia, Dubbo will provide a range of unique and memorable experiences.

Turn the pages of our Dubbo Visitors Guide and discover why our City is one of inland New South Wales' most popular holiday destinations.

Click here to view the online Dubbo Visitors Guide 

Go on a great big adventure

Venture through the Great Western Plains and uncover some of the most unique destinations in regional NSW.

Turn the pages of the Great Western Plains, Great Big Adventures Guide and discover a natural wonderland and make memories to last a lifetime.

Click here to view the online Great Western Plains Guide


Hosting friends and family in Dubbo

Whether you're hosting the grandkids for the school holidays or a herd of extended family for a reunion - you can treat your visiting friends and family to a holiday experience they'll never forget.

Click here to find out more about hosting friends and family in Dubbo



Explore Dubbo and discover the adventure that awaits with this short video showcasing visitor experiences in our City