Wellington

Highlights

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.

  • Cathedral Caves
  • Lake Burrendong

About Wellington

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 – 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.

Flying into Dubbo City Regional Airport

Dubbo Airport is located 5 km from 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.

Choose from more than 180 weekly scheduled flights to and from Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Broken Hill and Cobar with Regional Express, Qantas, FlyPelican and Jetgo Australia. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Dubbo.

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