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Dubbo

  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo
  • White Rhinos, Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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Family holiday in Dubbo

Dubbo is an excellent place for families to enjoy together. There are kid-friendly attractions, a wide variety of accommodation, beautiful picnic spots, vast open spaces and the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

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About Dubbo

Dubbo sits in the fertile Macquarie Valley, where the Newell, Mitchell and Golden highways meet, five hours' drive from Sydney. Dubbo combines a rich pastoral history with great food and wine, expansive parklands, museums, galleries, arts and crafts, and the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo, making this part of Country NSW ideal for a family holiday.

Learn about Australia's pioneering history on a heritage walk or at a historic homestead, Victorian-era gaol or modern cultural centre. Old Dubbo Gaol is now a museum and a chilling reminder of Victorian-era prison life. The town has several other galleries, museums and collections, as well as some outstanding natural attractions, including the Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy local produce, including the red and white wines of this emerging wine region. Surrounding villages, including Brocklehurst, Ballimore, Wongarbon, Elong Elong, Toongi and Eumungerie, are also worth a look.

Stay in one of the many accommodation options that include motels, hotels, cabins, camping grounds and B&Bs. While you're in the Dubbo area, check out some of the quirky shopping opportunities and the surrounding heritage sites.

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Children, Murray river by Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW
Emmylou paddle steamer by Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW
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