Dubbo is a wonderful country city which sits in the fertile Macquarie Valley, where the Newell, Mitchell and Golden highways meet.
Only five hours’ drive from Sydney Dubbo is a destination that 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.
While you’re in the Dubbo area, check out some of the quirky shopping opportunities and the surrounding heritage sites.
Dubbo is very well serviced by train (CountryLink) and air with Qantas or Fly Corporate should you wish to fly.