What to do in Dubbo?

Thanks to our friends at www.dubbo.com.au, we have compiled a list below of some of our favourite things to do in Dubbo with a map legend for each location:

Dubbo Attractions Map

Matilda Motor Inn

231 Darling Street, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: Reception open 7:00am to 10:00pm (Monday to Friday), 7:30am to 8:00pm (Saturday) and 7:30am to 7:00pm (Sunday and Public Holidays).

Matilda Motor Inn is situated in the CBD of the Central Western City of Dubbo. The Motel is within walking distance of main street shopping, the RSL, local eateries, the Old Dubbo Gaol and just a short drive to Taronga Western Plains Dubbo Zoo. We offer a range of rooms including: Budget, Corporate and Executive.


Dubbo RSL Club

178 Brisbane Street, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: Club open 8:00am to 12:00am (Monday to Thursday), 8:00am to 1:00am (Friday and Saturday) and 8:00am to 10:00pm (Sunday).Closed on Christmas Day.

The Dubbo RSL Club caters for all your needs, including a bistro, coffee shop, events and gaming.


Dubbo Airport

Coorenna Road, Dubbo NSW 2830

Dubbo City Regional Airport is one of the leading regional airports in Australia and is located 5km northwest of Dubbo on the Mitchell Highway.


Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Obley Road, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm everyday of the year.

With over 3sq km of wild and wonderful bushland and 700 animals, Taronga Western Plains Zoo offers a safari adventure right in the heart of NSW.

Find yourself surrounded by magnificent wildlife on wide open plains. Whether you stroll across the grasslands or hire bikes or carts, it's a fun way to spend time with family and friends, away from it all.


Old Dubbo Gaol

90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm everyday (except Christmas Day).

The Old Dubbo Gaol is a must see when visiting the Dubbo area. The Gaol is a state heritage listed building and intact, the Gaol operated from 1847 to 1966 or 119 years. The Gaol provides a snapshot of the 19th and 20th century buildings and provides insight into the past. The Old Dubbo Gaol truly brings the history to life.

The Gaol represents powerful, surprising and dark moments of the history of Australian prison life. The Gaol is home to collections such as the hangman's kit and gallows, the dark cells, and the watchtower.


Western Plains Cultural Centre

76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm everyday (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).

The Western Plain Cultural Centre incorporates Dubbo Regional Gallery - The Armati Bequest, Dubbo Regional Museum and the Community Arts Centre. The Centre aims to provide a broad range of experiences in the visual arts, heritage and social history.



13L Yarrandale Road, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm (Monday to Friday), 10:00am to 2:00pm (Saturday) and closed on Sundays. Open 7 days 10:00am to 4:00pm on school holidays and 10:00am to 3:00pm on public holidays and long weekends.

An exciting interactive display for all the family, featuring fairground, skyway and ski lifts.


Dundullimal Homestead

23L Obley Road, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: 11am to 3:00pm (Tuesday to Saturday)

Australia's Oldest Timberslab Homestead. Dundullimal 'Shed' Café is licensed and the menu includes Dundullimal tasting platters and a range of local produce providing great choices for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens

Coronation Drive, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm (Monday to Friday) and 9:30am to 4:30pm (Saturday and Sunday).

The Botanic Garden comprises of four distinctive garden spaces. Shoyoen displays authentic Japanese horticulture and architecture gifted to the City by our sister city in Japan - Minokamo. The Sensory Garden invigorates your soul through sight, smell, sound, touch and taste. Wander through the Bio Diversity Garden showcasing the local plant communities Oasis Gully the newest addition to the garden exhibits dry rainforest and bushland species of Gondwanaland.


Dubbo Observatory

17L Camp Road, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: Open 7 nights, please call 0488 425 112 to make a reservation.

Take a ninety minute tour of the Milky Way Galaxy. Fun educational audio visual high tech telescopes, explore the moon, planets and deep sky objects.


Dubbo Art and Craft Society Inc.

137 Cobra Street, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm (7 Days a Week).

This Cobra Street Cottage offers a selection of patchwork, porcelain painting, silvercraft, spinning and weaving and wood-turning by local artists.


Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre

Talbragar Street, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: Depending on weather, please call 02 6801 4490.

Located on the corner of Talbragar and Darling streets, the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre is the place to be, especially in the summer months. The Aquatic Centre is home to heated pools, water slides, a playground, kiosk and BBQ facilities.


Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse

36R Dunedoo Road, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: Please call 02 6887 2732.

This attraction houses antiques and collectables. Fantasy gardens, unique bottle house, WA flowering eucalypts. Aladdin's is located only 5 minutes from Dubbo.


Dubbo Golf Course

Newell Highway, Dubbo NSW 2830

Opening Hours: Please call 02 6882 1255.

Dubbo Golf Club was established as an 18 hole course in 1903 and was relocated to its current position in 1921. In 1995, the 18 hole course was expanded to a 27 hole layout. The course is one of the most challenging courses in the west according to the Slope rating system.


And if you're in the area, check out these attractions just out of Dubbo:

Wellington Caves

101 Caves Road, Apsley NSW 2820

Opening Hours: Wellington Caves complex open 9.00am to 4.30pm everyday (except Christmas Day).

Just a short 45 minute drive from Dubbo is the Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine. The two show pieces at the Caves are the Cathedral and the Garden Caves. These beautiful crystal formations will amaze you.


Black Gate Distillery

72 Forrest Road, Mendooran, NSW 2842

Opening Hours: Open most weekdays (call ahead to confirm on 02 6886 1123).

The Black Gate Distillery was opened in 2012 to the public. The Distillery offers a unique experience, ranging from fruit infused vodka tastings, liqueurs tastings, dark rum tastings and single malt whiskey tastings. The Black Gate Distillery is located in Mendooran, just over an hour drive from Dubbo.