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7 Best Things To Do In Dubbo

8 Feb 2021

Just 5 hours from Sydney in rural NSW is the action packed town of Dubbo. Located in the heart of the Macquarie Valley, Dubbo has so many amazing things to see and explore. 

Go Wild at the Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is an immersive experience with open range exhibits and a huge variety of animals. You can check out the zoo's growing babies including giraffe calves and zebra foals and you can even get up close and personal with a hippo! Welcoming groups of all sizes the zoo is a must see experience. 

DubboOld Dubbo Gaol

The Old Dubbo Gaol is a state heritage listed must see when visiting Dubbo. This remarkably complete and intact gaol operated for 119 years from 1847 to 1966 and is still nestled in the main street of Dubbo. This set of 19th and 20th century gaol buildings create a pocket in time, and the experiences within brings history to life.

Dubbo GaolRoyal Flying Doctor Service

Touch down into the world of heroic doctors, nurses, pilots and outback communities. Live each moment as we deliver urgent medical care across a 7.69 million square km ‘waiting room’ - the Australian outback. See through the eyes of unique outback characters and communities. Experience their stories and challenges across the vast Australian remote areas - as if you’re right there. This is a great place for kids of all ages as this interactive expereince is nothing like a regular museum! 

Dubbo RFDS

Shoyoen Japanese Gardens

'Shoyoen' means 'strolling and refreshing garden' and that's just what the Dubbo Japanese Gardens aka Shoyoen is.  Recognised as being one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens in Australia it was gifted to Dubbo by our Sister City Minokamo, Japan. The abstract and highly stylised miniature landscape is a distinguishing feature of this style of traditional Japanese Garden and is full of religious symbolism and cultural references. Visiting here is free and is a good spot to bring along a picnic lunch. With an awesome playground and fort set for the kids to play in this is a must visit. 

Shoyoen Japanese Gradens

The Dubbo Observatory

Only a few minutes from our park is the interactive and super popular Dubbo Observatory where you can you can view the stars and planets through telescopes and take astrophotos with your SLR camera. Learn all about the night sky with a 60 min night sky tour. 

Dubbo Observatory

Wellington Caves

Discover the hidden world beneath the ground at the Wellington Caves just a half hours drive from our park. These perfectly preserved relics of prehistoric time lay hidden beneath the surrounding landscape until their secrets were unlocked in the 1800’s. Since then visitors, scientists and paleontologists from all over Australia and the world have marveled at the mysteries deep inside the Caves. They run guided tours daily which let's you explore the magic of the caves. 

Wellington Caves


Splish Splash in our Waterpark

As for the park, we are lucky to have the only waterpark in Dubbo! Cool off and have fun in our splashtacular water park. 

Dubbo waterpark 

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