Dubbo travel guide
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From the wide open spaces of Taronga Western Plains Zoo to the pitch-black confines of the Old Dubbo Gaol, a wealth of adventure is waiting in Dubbo. Relax on the lush banks of the Macquarie River, enjoy a rich selection of visual and performance art or simply watch a stunning country sunset.
Explore Taronga Western Plains Zoo and it's 6km circuit by car, bike, electric cart or trek around on foot at your own leisurely pace. See rare and endangered wildlife such as lions, rhinos and elephants. Catch a keeper talk, behind the scenes tour, or up close animal encounter. You can even wake up in the wild at one of three award winning overnight experiences.
From the chilling corridors of a 19th Century prison at the Old Dubbo Gaol, to a tale of endeavour and vision at Dundullimal, Australia’s oldest timber-slab homestead, Dubbo boasts a variety of unique historical experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
Immerse yourself in Dubbo’s Aboriginal heritage on a First Lesson Cultural Tour and discover traditional bush medicine and bush tucker. Be awe-struck by 150 rock grooves carved by the Tubbagah people of the Wiradjuri Nation at Terramungamine Reserve or walk the Tracker Riley Cycleway and discover the story of Alec Riley, the first Aboriginal policeman to be promoted to the rank of sergeant.
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Getting to Dubbo
Dubbo is located in the Central West and Orana of New South Wales, 396 kilometres north-west of Sydney.
The Dubbo XPT train runs daily from Sydney to Dubbo. NSW TrainLink also runs services to Lithgow with connecting coaches to Dubbo.
Getting around Dubbo
Getting around Dubbo is a breeze with simple-to-navigate roads, painless parking and easily accessible public transport.
There is a comprehensive bus service running six days a week and a taxi service comprising 21 radio cabs and three access friendly cabs.
Dubbo also has five companies that offer bike, bus and car hire.