Top Choice Zoo in Dubbo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

This is Dubbo's star attraction, not to mention one of the best zoos in regional Australia. You can walk the 6km circuit, ride a hire bike ($15) or drive your car, getting out at enclosures along the way. Guided wal…
Cave in Dubbo

Wellington Caves Complex

The Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine was discovered in 1830 by a colonist, George Ranken, when he accidentally fell into one of the caves. These exquisite and unusual formations, subterranean waters, marsupial …
Gardens in Dubbo

Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden

This beautiful and educational botanical garden is divided into four parts: the stunning Shoyoen Japanese Garden, the Sensory Gardens, Biodiversity Garden and the Oasis Valley, offering a real glimpse of botanical d…
Observatory in Dubbo

Dubbo Observatory

Advance bookings and clear weather are essential for this fascinating chance to stargaze, which features a 90-minute presentation by local astronomer Peter Starr. You'll have access to hands-on telescopes through wh…
Museum in Dubbo

RFDS Visitor Centre

Come to learn about Australia's unique and essential Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), by way of a short documentary, historical memorabilia and a tour of parts of the base. There's even a flight simulator you can…
Historic Building in Dubbo


About 2km beyond the Western Plains Zoo, this is a National Trust timber-slab homestead built in the 1840s. It showcases some of the earliest forms of permanent European housing in NSW.
Museum in Dubbo

Old Dubbo Gaol

This is a museum where 'animatronic' characters tell their prison stories. There are also characters in costume and guided tours on weekends (daily in school holidays); twilight tours are possible, too. Creepy but a…
Vineyard in Dubbo

Red Earth Estate Vineyard

Around 4.5km past the Western Plains Zoo, Red Earth offers 'adult time' with wine tastings and cheese platters ($12 per person) on the verandah. Specialty wines include riesling and cabernet sauvignon. If you're ful…
Museum in Dubbo

Western Plains Cultural Centre

Incorporating Dubbo's regional museum and gallery plus a lovely cafe, the cultural centre is housed in a swanky architectural space which cleverly integrates the main hall of Dubbo's former high school. The combinat…