Top things to do

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…
Modern Australian in Dubbo

CSC Restaurant and Bar

Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, this smart and funky former cafe has expanded its premises and menu to meet demand and offer an evening dinner service and fully stocked bar. Excellent breakfasts, light lunches an…
Cafe in Dubbo

Dahab Cafe

Locals love this friendly cafe which brings Middle Eastern and Western flavours together to create wonderful breakfasts and healthy lunches including salads (think grilled haloumi, peach and quinoa, or lamb and cous…
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…
Wine Bar in Dubbo

Two Doors Tapas & Wine Bar

Dine in style in cool, subterranean sandstone rooms or have a drink in the leafy courtyard with Dubbo's handful of hipsters as they dream of Portland and Paris, while munching on tasty arancini, soft-shell crab and …
Thai in Dubbo

Rose Garden West Dubbo

All your favourite home-style Thai dishes, like pad see ew (stir-fried rice noodles) and spicy yellow, green and red curries, are represented in this proud family restaurant bringing the aromas and flavours of Asia …
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.