The Wellington Caves
Visit the Wellington Caves to admire the huge stalagmite in Cathedral Cave, once thought to be the largest in the world. Don't miss the unusual and beautiful cave coral in Gaden Cave.
Wellington is a popular stopover on the Mitchell Highway as you head west to Dubbo. Many 19th-century buildings survive today; it's best to see them on a historical town walk that takes in art galleries and the Oxley Museum. Stop for a drink at the Lion of Waterloo Tavern, built in 1841 and one of the original hotels in the area.
A short drive from Wellington is one of Dubbo area's most popular attractions â Wellington Caves, which you can tour. Close by in this part of Country NSW are botanic gardens, wineries and Lake Burrendong State Park.
Look out for emus at the Burrendong Arboretum, a large botanic garden that has 2,000 species of Australian trees and wildflowers. Other natural highlights include the peaks, views and birdlife at Mount Arthur Reserve; pretty Cameron Park in the city centre, with its sunken garden, rose beds and lily pond; and the manicured serenity of Wellington Osawano Japanese Gardens.
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Fly into Dubbo Airport
Dubbo Airport is located 5 km of Dubbo’s town centre on the Mitchell Highway. Use the taxi services available at the front of the terminal to take the short trip northwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Fern Gully at Lake Burrendong Arboretum. Image Wellington Tourism
The Cathedral Caves in Wellington. Image Gecko Photographics
Lake Burrendong, near Wellington. Image Wellington Tourism