Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden

New South Wales

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 diversity thriving on the fringe of the Australian outback. Best of all, admission is free!

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1.46 MILES

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2. Old Dubbo Gaol

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4. Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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5. Dubbo Observatory


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6. Red Earth Estate Vineyard

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