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.
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 Shoyoen Sister City Garden.
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.
Saturday 6 September to
Saturday 6 September 2014
Dubbo Farmers Market
The Dubbo Farmers Markets is a show
Starring Christen O'Leary as Meryl,
The Dubbo Stampede is the only runn
Monday 13 October to
Saturday 25 October
DREAM Festival is community festiva
Friday 17 October to
Friday 17 October
Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc Rhino Awards
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Saturday 1 November to
Saturday 1 November 2014
Derby Day Dubbo Turf Club
After the Dubbo Show, the City Of D
Giraffes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Image Dubbo City Council
Elephant enclosure at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Image Dubbo City Council
Zebras at Tarongo Western Plains zoo
Dubbo Old Dubbo Gaol
Dubbo Macquarie Street
White Rhinos running
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Kids at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Giraffes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Dubbo Shoyoen Gardens
Dubbo Macquarie River
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Dubbo Aboriginal art
Family at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Couple shopping at Dubbo markets. Image Andreas Smetana
Feeding giraffes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Image Gecko Photographics
View of Brisbane Street in Dubbo including Castlereagh Hotel on left. Image Gecko Photographics