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Cover star Look how I’ve grown! Lioness Makeba is now three years old. Come and visit her at the all new Lion Pride Lands at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

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WELCOME

Welcome to Dubbo, Wellington and the Great Western Plains – a region offering great big adventures. Situated in the heart of New South Wales, this region strikes the perfect balance between heart-pumping adrenaline and laid-back relaxation. This is a holiday destination offering adventure, learning and fun. It has a long and rich history, with breathtaking natural beauty, delivered with a generous dose of old-fashioned country charm. Paddle the picturesque rivers, glide the skies, hike through rugged wilderness, go on an African safari or explore by car, bike, cart or trike. Whether you are planning a family getaway, a quick break or you’re setting off across the country and looking for activities along the way, you’re starting in the right place. Settle in, get comfy and explore Dubbo, Wellington and the Great Western Plains through these pages, or connect with us online and start planning your own great big adventure!

We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, the traditional custodians of the Wiradjuri Nation, we acknowledge their Elders past, present and future. We also acknowledge peoples from other Nations and Language groups who now have made the Dubbo and Wellington Region their home along with the descendants of the Wiradjuri Nation. Traditional custodians

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Wirrum Wirrum People of the Wiradjuri Nation Dubbo

Dhubuu-gah, the descendants of the traditional people of Wilay Country where the Wambuul flows

CONTENTS Getting here 4 Our region 5 Events 6 Explore 8 Dubbo attractions map 18 Wellington attractions map 21 Indulge 22 Shopping 32 Check-in 38 Great Western Plains 52 Coonamble 54 Gilgandra 56 Narromine 58 Warren 60 Warrumbungles 62 Freedom travellers 64

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ROAD / Bluetooth your phone, buckle your seat belt and set your speed to cruise control because all roads lead to the Dubbo Region. We are conveniently located on the junction of the Newell, Mitchell and Golden highways. Take a break on the way and experience the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains, the foodie delights of Orange or a delicious drop in Mudgee.

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RAIL / Sit back, relax and soak up the scenery on NSW TrainLink’s daily service from Sydney Central (via Wellington) to Dubbo. Nibble on a fresh baked scone from the on-board cafe and gaze out the window as your journey takes you from urban city streets through dramatic mountain vistas and sprawling valleys to the wide open plains of your final destination. AIR / Start your trip on a high and soar into Dubbo direct from Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne or Broken Hill. Land within the hour with one of four airlines operating over 200 direct flights per week. The sooner you arrive, the sooner the fun can begin!

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Get set, strap yourself in and be ready for a great big adventure! Go wild and get up close and personal with majestic rhinos, lions and giraffes. Load the kids in the boat for the day, or take them on a breathtaking tour of exquisite caves uncovering fossils of megafauna that roamed the earth a million years ago.

Adventure into the real Australia where the wide open spaces are as free as the clean crisp country air you breathe.

The depth and breadth of experiences in Dubbo and Wellington will create an album of lasting memories. Big life adventures, natural wonders and heart-pumping fun await you in the Dubbo Region. So roll down the window, take in that fresh country air and enjoy the welcoming hospitality. Our region is passionate about outdoor living. For the active visitor there’s everything from adventure water sports, underground cave exploration and unmatched wild safari experiences to bushwalking, kayaking or cycling to name a few. For those looking to wind down, our region offers picturesque golf courses, river walks and well-known fishing spots where it’s only the native birds competing for airtime.

The Dubbo Region is rich in Aboriginal heritage and pioneer history and surrounded by Mother Nature at her best.

Reconnect with your family and nature’s wonders, lose the city lights and bask in the canopy of a sparkling night sky. The region boasts everything from country pubs and quaint cafes to quality restaurants with locally sourced fresh produce where country hospitality shines through. Precious memories await, so be sure to switch off the electronics, reconnect and enjoy what fabulous experiences await you in the Dubbo Region.

dubbocity Check out the painted pillars in the Dubbo Visitors Information Centre car park! #AboriginalArt #Heritage #Culture

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Enhance your visit to our region and experience one of our unique, locally grown events. From festivals, sporting events, and agricultural shows to markets, fun runs, and live performances; our thriving calendar has something for everyone. JANUARY

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Australia Day Celebrations

Alice in Wonderland

Music In Between Festival

Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer

FEBRUARY Banjo Paterson Festival Exhibition Opening: Obsolete? Artist, Object, Small Museum Exhibition Opening: Working Within Geurie Picnic Races Ranch Sorting Smokescreen: Ladykillers Wine and Nourishment

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Boehme’s Hall Markets Exhibition Opening: Interiors Exhibition Opening: Waste 2 Art Flavours on the Farm Geurie Markets Gluttony Great Big Western Plains Trivia Challenge Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic Man from Ironbark Festival

Questacon Smokescreen: Dog Day Afternoon The Nutcracker The Wine Bluffs Titan Macquarie Mud Run Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet


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Annual Toyota Nationals

Boehme’s Hall Markets

ANZAC Day

Circus Oz presents Model Citizens

Bosom Buddies

Dubbo Gold Cup Race Day

Eireborne

Geurie Campdraft

Red Hot Summer Tour

Geurie Markets

Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine

Julius Caesar

You Got It! A Salute to Roy Orbison

Mumbil Black Wattle Fair

Wellington Boot Racing Carnival

Orana Caravan and Camping Show

MAY 9 to 5 the Musical Australian Goldwing Celebration Dubbo Eisteddfod Dubbo Show

Riverfest Food, Wine and Music Festival

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Dubbo Farmers Markets 1st and 3rd Saturday

Wellington Arts and Sculpture Festival Wellington Springfest WestWordsFest

Josephine Wants to Dance

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Prada’s Priscillas

A Russian Triple Bill

Ranch Sorting

Best Kept Secret

Rotary Book Fair

DREAM Festival

Wellington Show

Flavours on the Farm

Yeoval Show

Geurie Rodeo

JUNE Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee Live Boehme’s Hall Markets Geurie Markets Herefords Australia National Show and Sale

Wambuul Dreaming Festival

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COB Loaf Festival Derby Day Dubbo Show Horse Championships Melbourne Cup Spirit of the Planet

Mount Arthur Challenge

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Webers Circus

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Wellington Rotary Markets 4th Saturday

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

2Wheel Babes Mega Babe Raid

Wellington Eisteddfod

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Sculptures by the River

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Rotunda Markets 4th Sunday

Ranch Sorting

Winter Pop-Up Markets

Letters to Lindy

Dubbo Riverside Markets 2nd Sunday

Professional Bull Riding Championships

The Beginning of Nature

Around the World in 80 Days

MONTHLY MARKETS

Boehme’s Hall Markets Carols by Candlelight

Black Dog Ride – Dubbo to Darwin

Carols in the Caves

Dubbo Stampede

Christmas Pop-Up Markets

Lions Swap Meet

Dubbo Rotary Twilight Christmas Fair

Madame Butterfly

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Ranch Sorting

Wellington Boxing Day Races

Rumble in Mumbil Car Show Ultimate Rock Sports Supercrawl Australia Vintage Truck, Tractor and Quilt Show

Don’t miss out because you didn’t know! New and exciting events are being added to the region’s events calendar every month. Be sure to keep an eye on what events are happening and when. Go to dubbo.com.au

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ADVENTURE / HISTORY / CULTURE / NATURE Pearl Gibbs by Adnate #BOOMDUBBO

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The city of Dubbo and the township of Wellington combine to offer a diverse playground of discovery, learning and fun! From expansive savannahs and lakes, to the heights of Mount Arthur and the depths of the Cathedral Cave, the Dubbo Region is an adventure paradise. Mingle with Mother Nature, discover our history and create memories to last a lifetime.

It’s time to meet the ‘king of the jungle’, be mystified by fossil formations and discover why thousands travel to our region every year.

Experience the wild and wonderful at the internationally recognised Taronga Western Plains Zoo. By car, bike, electric cart or on foot, you can safari around the world to see hundreds of rare and endangered animals, including giraffes, rhinos and elephants. Get up close and personal with the king of them all in the new lion safari experience. Keen to cool off? Wellington is a water sports paradise, with water skiing, wakeboarding and fishing popular at Lake Burrendong, while kayaking and standup paddle boarding can be enjoyed at many spots along the Macquarie River. Reconnect with the family and engage in the abundant natural beauty across the region, from the prehistoric wonders of the Wellington Caves, the breathtaking scenery at Mount Arthur Reserve and 164 hectares of thriving bushland at Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum. Both Wellington and Dubbo cross cultural borders with Dubbo’s authentic, picturesque Japanese gardens set amongst the 10-hectare Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden and Wellington’s charming Osawano Gardens located just 8km from town. Venture back in time and discover a well-preserved slice of history at the Western Plains Cultural Centre and view a Dendroglyph (carved tree), an immensely important Aboriginal artefact, one of more than 5,000 items which tell the story of the Dubbo Region. Gaze upon the eerie gallows and hangman’s kit at the remarkably intact 19th Century, Old Dubbo Gaol and step back into life in the early colony at Dundullimal Homestead Australia’s oldest standing timber slab homestead.

Welcome to the Dubbo Region where the local watering hole is three times the size of Sydney Harbour.

dillonpricephotography What you get when you own your own private beach at Lake Burrendong. #summer #swim

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The multi-award winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo is renowned for its breeding programs, such as the Black Rhino Conservation Program, but did you know it’s also playing a part in the conservation of corals in the Great Barrier Reef?

WHAT ARE THE ZOO OPENING TIMES? The Zoo is open every day of the year 9am - 4pm (gates open 8.30am during NSW school holidays). HOW FAR IS THE ZOO FROM DUBBO’S CBD? Five minutes’ drive, or 5km walk/bike ride. IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO THE ZOO? • Yes, there is a public bus service from Dubbo to the Zoo • You can also catch a taxi or hire a car. WHAT CAN I DO AT THE ZOO? • Don’t miss the all new Lion Pride Lands exhibit, home to eight African Lions • Daily Keeper Presentations (included in admission) • Early Morning Walks, Animal Encounters and Tours including the new Lion Pride Lands Patrol (cost in addition to Zoo entry) • Free Savannah Visitor Plaza with information, shop, playground and cafe overlooking Savannah Lake and Spider Monkeys • Stay the night at one of three award winning experiences. HOW DO I GET AROUND THE ZOO? With 5.5km of sealed road and plenty of walking trails, you can hire push bikes or electric carts, bring your own bike, walk or drive your own car. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Spy the lion’s pride in ‘full flight’ at the new and exciting African Lion Pride Lands exhibit, opening early 2018.

The experience can be as long or short as you like. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days (second day free) – you can leave and enter the Zoo as much as you wish during opening hours. WHAT’S ON THE MENU? • Dine in at Bakhita’s Cafe in the Savannah Visitor Plaza, or take away options are available from Bakhita’s To Go and the Midway Kiosk. • The Zoo has free BBQs and picnic areas. I AM TRAVELLING WITH MY PET, CAN WE ENTER THE PREMISES? Domestic pets are prohibited from entering the Zoo. Pet friendly options are available in Dubbo. CAN I STAY OVERNIGHT? The Zoo offers three accommodation options: • Billabong Camp – bush camping experience • Zoofari Lodge – private African safari style experience

dubbocity Kids grow up so fast don’t they! Check in to Taronga Western Plains Zoo to see how the lion cubs have grown. @cute

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• Savannah Cabins – self-contained accommodation on land adjacent to the Zoo (3km from Zoo entry).

Contact the Zoo directly to enquire or book.


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OLD DUBBO GAOL Discover another world and take a step back in time at Old Dubbo Gaol. A State Heritage listed site which remains intact and restored, creating a pocket in time and unearthing powerful, dark moments in Australian prison history. Listen to the tales of the “Condemned Man”, learn about solitary confinement and find out why there are 13 steps to the gallows. During school holidays, the Gaol springs to life unveiling characters, insights and daring escapes, perfect for the whole family.

• Twilight Tours (family-friendly) and Beyond the Grave Tours (16yrs+) – bookings essential • Self-guided tours – every day 9am-4pm (except Christmas Day) • Guided day tours and characters in costume – weekends and school holidays • Group booking tours tailored for school groups and bus tours See website for details and times.

90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4460 w olddubbogaol.com.au f fb.com/olddubbogaol

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WESTERN PLAINS CULTURAL CENTRE Western Plains Cultural Centre, a state-of-the-art facility boasting a gallery, museum and modern cafe, is Dubbo’s creative soul. The Centre offers a rich program of high quality exhibitions and installations by local and visiting artists. Uncover the City’s history and view

Australia’s largest and best preserved wool wagon. A carved tree, an object of great cultural significance to the local Aboriginal people and rarely seen by outsiders, is also on display.

Team your visit with one of the Centre’s special school holiday activities or visit the restored classroom. Keep an eye on our website for information on upcoming exhibitions at westernplainsculturalcentre.org

A popular meeting place for locals, The Outlook Cafe offers alfresco dining seven days a week.

• Free admission • Ample parking for cars and buses • Group tours by prior arrangement • Open daily 10am – 4pm.

76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4444 e contact@westernplainsculturalcentre.org w westernplainsculturalcentre.org

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DUBBO REGIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN Enliven your senses and explore the four distinctive garden spaces at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden. Shoyoen, or ‘strolling’ garden, is an authentic Japanese garden featuring architectural and horticultural elements under the care of Dubbo Regional Council, with the assistance of Friends of the Garden, as well as gardeners from Dubbo’s Sister City, Minokamo. Enjoy a peaceful meander through the Biodiversity Garden, showcasing native plant communities of the Dubbo Region.

Take time out at the Sensory Garden – an invigorating experience which has been designed to engage through smell, sight, sound, touch and taste. Oasis Valley is the newest addition to the garden. The Valley exhibits dry rainforest species and tells the story about how our local bushland species evolved from the cool forests of Gondwanaland. Free admission. For information on opening hours, please head to our website drbg.com.au

Coronation Drive, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4450 e drbg@dubbo.nsw.gov.au w drbg.com.au

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WELLINGTON CAVES AND HOLIDAY COMPLEX Wellington Caves, the coolest place to be. Come as a visitor and leave as a scientist. Guided tours are offered daily through two magnificent show caves, the Cathedral and Gaden Cave. Be amazed by 15m tall crystal formations and intricate cave corals. Don your hard hat and take a step back in time on the Phosphate and Fossil tour, exploring a 100 year old mine and uncovering

megafauna fossils that roamed the earth one million years ago. Grab a bite to eat at the Caves Cafe or take advantage of the BBQ facilities while the kids explore the playground. Book a cabin or bring your caravan and stay a night or two at our on-site caravan park. Throw in your clubs! Our park is a short stroll to the Wellington Golf Club. For tour times and prices, visit wellingtoncaves.com.au

Caves Road, Wellington p (02) 6845 2970 e enquiries@wellingtoncaves.com.au w wellingtoncaves.com.au

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DUBBO RSL CLUB RESORT Our events calendar is overflowing with something for everyone. Special school holiday performances, tribute bands, country music, comedians and hypnotists, right through to pro-wrestling matches. With more than three stages to choose from, visitors can select from our menu and enjoy a night out at the Dubbo RSL Club Resort. Local talent is also on show with weekly live gigs to keep you dancing, singing or those feet tapping!

For those with a competitive streak join us for a game of bingo, darts or chess. Follow us on Facebook or go to our website for more information. Dubbo RSL Motel – 4 Star accommodation at our doorstep. Ample and free parking. Dine at our à la carte restaurant, our Sunset Bistro, Pizza and Gelato Bar, or Poppies Coffee Shop.

Corner of Brisbane and Wingewarra streets, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4411 e rslgm@dubborsl.com.au w dubborsl.com.au

GARLING GALLERY Nationally acclaimed, award-winning artist, Brett Mon Garling invites you to his studio. Garling Gallery was established in 2004 and features a foundry and exhibition space. View Mon’s exquisite sculptures and breathtaking plein-air landscape paintings. Wander the Gallery and view his works of art which stud the surrounding picturesque gardens. Mon is skilled in the field of sculpture and casting. He has been commissioned to create works, largely depicting Australian

32 Railway Street, Wongarbon p 0408 477 956 w garlinggallery.com.au

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icons, for private and corporate collections world-wide including the Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour and for comedian, John Cleese. Garling Gallery, a converted 125 year-old shop front, is located in the quaint village of Wongarbon, a short 10 minute drive from Dubbo. Open Wednesday to Friday 10am - 4pm; Saturday 10am 1pm or by appointment. Group bookings are welcome.


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DUBBO AQUATIC LEISURE CENTRE Your summer oasis! Gather the family and get set for a full day of fun-filled activities. Let little hands and feet make a splash in our children’s leisure pool – shaded and located adjacent to the playground. Bigger kids can take on the giant twin waterslide or catch up on some laps in our Olympic size swimming pool. Onsite kiosk. Free BBQ facilities. Talbragar Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4490 w dubbo.nsw.gov.au

DUBBO REGIONAL THEATRE AND CONVENTION CENTRE Dubbo’s premier performing arts space features a kaleidoscope of entertainment throughout the year. Local, national and international touring shows stud the stage of this 500-seat, fully air-conditioned, tiered theatre. • Fully accessible • Ample, free parking • School holiday shows for children. Choose a show, select a seat and book online at drtcc.com.au Box office open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 155 Darling Street, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4378 w drtcc.com.au

TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS ZOO Take your family on zoofari to Taronga Western Plains Zoo! See hundreds of rare and endangered animals in this huge open range sanctuary. Don’t miss the all new Lion Pride Lands and take an adrenaline pumping journey inside lion territory aboard Pride Lands Patrol.* Explore the Zoo’s 5km circuit on foot or by bike, car or electric safari cart. Be sure to catch a Keeper Presentation – there are up to 10 daily included in the cost of Zoo entry.

Obley Road, Dubbo p (02) 6881 1400 e twpz@zoo.nsw.gov.au w zoofari.com.au

For an up close experience book a behind the scenes tour or encounter, and meet a meerkat, greet a giraffe or take a safari tour of the savannah!* All tickets are valid for two days – ample time for you to immerse yourself in the wild. For the ultimate zoofari, stay the night at one of three award winning experiences – Zoofari Lodge, Savannah Cabins or Billabong Camp. Plan your expedition today!

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TRIKE ADVENTURES Take in the picturesque Macquarie River, admire vibrant streetscapes and learn of Dubbo’s rich history riding the totally awesome and multi award-winning Trike Adventures. We offer our famous Outback Pub Tours, Red Earth Winery Tours, Sunset Tour and Deluxe Zoo Tours. Half-hour tour $50pp, one-hour tour $80pp, night or day, 7 days per week. Gourmet picnics a specialty. Frail and disability friendly. p e w f

1300 874 537 peter@trikeadventures.com.au trikeadventures.com.au fb.com/TrikeAdventures

TRACKER RILEY CYCLEWAY The 13km Tracker Riley Cycleway is named after Dubbo’s famous Alec ‘Tracker’ Riley, the first Aboriginal tracker to reach the rank of Sergeant. The loop extends between the CBD and historic Dundullimal Homestead, with access to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. The cycleway is ideal for taking in the sights of Dubbo and enjoying the serenity of the Macquarie River foreshore.

p (02) 6801 4450 e tourism@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

DUBBO ROTUNDA MARKET An all-weather market in Dubbo’s CBD with a diverse range of stalls offering unique products, regional produce and baked goods. Enjoy buskers and specialty stores open on the day. Fourth Sunday of the month. Check Facebook for special market dates. Macquarie Street, Dubbo p 0428 198 261 e dubborm@bigpond.com f fb.com/DubboRotundaMarket

WESTERN PLAINS RIDING CENTRE Western Plains Riding Centre provides horse-riding activities for the whole family. Activities range from pony rides for children under five years, lessons for children over five years and trail rides for people over eight years. Special school holiday activities are also available. All sessions are fully supervised by an accredited coach and fully-trained staff. Bookings are essential. Open 7 days. 8R Merrilea Road, Dubbo p 0418 220 434 e ewardwprc@gmail.com w westernplainsridingcentre.com.au f fb.com/WesternPlainsRidingCentre

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WARRIOR WARBIRDS Take an adventure flight in a historic military aircraft that is normally the domain of a privileged few. Experience exhilarating aerobatics, amazing views of Dubbo and fly low-level along the Macquarie River. Cooreena Road, Dubbo p 0415 196 461

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RED EARTH ESTATE

Explore the night sky, view planets, stars and galaxies through telescopes. Bring your SLR camera and take astrophotographs. Bookings essential. Observe sunspots and solar prominences and play astro minigolf during the day.

Visit Dubbo’s award-winning winery and sample our range of handcrafted wines. Enjoy a cheese platter while tasting our wines with the winemaker. Sweet and dry wines available. Open 11am-5pm daily; closed Wednesdays.

17L Camp Road, Dubbo p 0488 425 940 w tenbyobservatory.com/dubbo_ observatory

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DUBBO OBSERVATORY

ADVENTURE LAND YACHT AND KAYAK HIRE

DUNDULLIMAL HOMESTEAD NATIONAL TRUST NSW Discover Dubbo’s pioneer history at this 1840s homestead. Enjoy picturesque gardens and cafe/art gallery. 1.5km past the Zoo. Open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 3pm. Closed February. 23L Obley Road, Dubbo p (02) 6884 9984

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INFLATABLE WORLD DUBBO It’s a great way to entertain the kids, so bring the whole family and bounce on in! • Full canteen facilities • Socks must be worn • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian • Contact for opening times. 163 Sheraton Road, Dubbo p (02) 6884 0123 w dubbosportsworld.com.au

Explore the tranquil Macquarie River at your own pace. Operating all year round (weather permitting). Contact us for kayak, paddleboard hire and land yacht sailing. All equipment and tuition supplied. p e w f

0419 774 906 fun@adventurehire.com.au adventurehire.com.au fb.com/Adventurehire

MACQUARIE CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC Macquarie Conservatorium presents a range of public concerts, workshops and masterclasses with visiting artists, Conservatorium staff and students. The annual concert series features high quality musicians performing classical, jazz and world music. Cnr Darling and Bultje steets, Dubbo p (02) 6884 6686 e info@macqcon.org.au w macqcon.org.au

DUBBO ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR BASE VISITOR EDUCATION CENTRE

KIDZOO PLAYHOUSE CAFE

See the wonderful work of this Australian aviation icon at the Visitor Education Centre.

Pop into Kidzoo for great food, great coffee and great cakes while the kids play in our air-conditioned indoor play centre.

Read the stories, learn the history, watch the film and browse the shop.

1/195 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6885 5522 f fb.com/KidzooPlayhouseCafe

Cooreena Road, Dubbo p (02) 6841 2555 e dubboenquiries@rfdsse.org.au

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DUBBO GOLF CLUB

Enjoy a fresh breakfast and fine coffee with family and friends before you start exploring our region’s fresh, seasonal produce and purchasing all the goodies you will need to prepare your own gourmet dishes at home.

Dubbo Golf Club offers the only 27-hole golf course layout in the Central West. Its picturesque views, along with the opportunity to play three different courses allow for something special for all levels of golfers.

Held every month on the 1st and 3rd Saturday 8am – 12pm.

Make a day of it with a group, grab a bite to eat at our Fairways Bistro and stay and enjoy the live entertainment in Dubbo’s biggest and most scenic beer garden.

Venue: Macquarie Lions Park. Wet weather venue: Dubbo RSL Club undercover car park.

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DUBBO TOWN AND COUNTRY TOURS Discover hidden places, connect with the stories and characters that created our heritage. Relax and enjoy while we do the driving, or explore along the river on our kayak tours. Personalised tours and unique experiences. p e w f

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DUBBO ARTS AND CRAFT SOCIETY On offer at the Cobra Street Cottage are works of art together with a selection of patchwork, porcelain paintings, silvercraft, spinning and weaving and wood-turning by local artists. Open when the flags are out. Free admission. 137 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6881 6410

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OUTBACK PONY RIDES Children can enjoy fun and exciting activities in a familyfriendly, farm environment. Pony rides, cart rides, petting zoo and more. Located behind Taronga Western Plains Zoo on the Tourist Circuit. Bookings essential.

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DUBBO ESCAPE ROOM You and your team are ‘locked’ in a themed room. Using only your brainpower, you have 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape. 1/43 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 5805 0054 e contact@dubboescaperoom.com.au w dubboescaperoom.com.au

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BURRENDONG BOTANIC GARDEN AND ARBORETUM

WELLINGTON SOLDIERS MEMORIAL CLUB

An area of 164 hectares dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s unique and incredibly diverse flora, overlooking the majestic Lake Burrendong.

Come in and enjoy the friendly service and country hospitality. There are weekly promotions including Bingo, Members’ Draws, raffles and entertainment on a Saturday evening.

Take a self-guided walk and explore the cool, lush, green surrounds of Fern Gully, purchase a wonderful native plant from our nursery, or enjoy a picnic with the local wildlife. Open from sunrise to sunset every day. Free entry. 95 Tara Road, Mumbil p (02) 6846 7454 e curator@burrendongarboretum.org w burrendongarboretum.org

75 Arthur Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 2877 e admin@wellingtonsoldiers.com w wellingtonsoldiers.com.au

WELLINGTON GOLF CLUB

CAMERON PARK

Challenging and enjoyable for golfers of all levels, the Wellington Golf Club boasts a course that is both beautiful and testing with 18 holes throughout gently undulating fairways.

Experience natural beauty in the heart of Wellington.

Full club facilities are available including pro-shop with club and buggy hire. Backing onto the course, Wellington Caves and Holiday Complex offers quality, affordable accommodation including ‘Stay and Play’ packages. Caves Road, Wellington p (02) 6845 2130 e wellingtongolf@bigpond.com

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75 on Arthur Restaurant offers delicious Western and Asian lunch and dinner options, 7 days a week. We have a large range of facilities including meeting rooms and an auditorium that holds up to 130 people.

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Take a break, rest your feet and enjoy a picnic. You will love the secure playground or a unique treat at the monthly Rotary Markets. Our Visitor Information Centre is located in the centre of the Park, where you can find all you need to know about our picturesque town.

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Sink your teeth into a hearty meal at one of our cafes or restaurants where the portions are as generous as our friendly smiles! Kick start your day with a jolt of fine coffee and a delicious and hearty breakfast in one of our trendy cafes. Locally-roasted beans artfully combined with a contemporary seasonal menu and a unique decor can best describe the new wave of cafes cropping up across our region.

Savour the flavours of lazy brunches, long lunches and sunset dinners to remember. Enjoy hearty ‘pub grub’ through to multicultural share plates.

From the humble flat white to new and exotic barista trends, our coffee culture is keeping pace with the best of cafe scenes. If you’re craving hearty home-style cooking at its best or an authentic country counter lunch, the region has an abundance of options to indulge your appetite and your senses. Devour a succulent steak or plate of smoky ribs while you revel in the soulful sounds of live music at one of our local ‘watering holes’. Budget-friendly pubs and clubs welcome the kids with fully-enclosed playgrounds so let the kids run free and relax. Join the locals at our quaint country bakeries, or pack a picnic brimming with fresh regional produce.

The Dubbo Region dishes out a platter of quality regional products enjoyed locally and exported globally.

Indulge and unwind with an intimate dinner for two or a bustling table of twenty. Our restaurants and cafes are studded with modern Australian options and multicultural delights - from Indian and Tapas, to Chinese, Italian and Thai offerings. Bursting with tempting taste sensations and friendly country hospitality our region will satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

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MILESTONE HOTEL The Milestone Hotel is located on the corner of Macquarie and Bultje streets, in the heart of Dubbo’s thriving CBD. Built in 1881, our heritage listed building is a local icon and offers intimate space for a romantic interlude or space for a large family dinner.

space for catching-up for drinks and meals with friends; whilst the top level provides plenty of space for that special occasion. Experience quality food from our extensive menu and enjoy our daily specials. Match your meal with a bottle of wine from our cellar or bottle shop.

There are three levels to the hotel, the level below offers the historic charm of sandstone, the middle level provides ample

Open: Monday to Saturday 8am – 2am and Sunday 10am – 12am Bistro, 7 days 11am – 11pm.

195 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 8230 e dubbo@milestonehotels.com.au w milestonehotels.com.au

THE MONKEY BAR Bringing mouth-watering burgers, schnitzel, fried chicken, craft beer, cocktails and desserts to Dubbo, The Monkey Bar has fast become a local favourite. This newly re-opened venue on lower Wingewarra Street has a contemporary vibe, inviting endless catch ups with friends. Chill out with a cocktail or a beer from a constantly rotating tap list or come in for dinner and dessert with friends. 24 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 4949 e info@themonkeybar.com.au w themonkeybar.com.au f fb.com/monkeybardubbo

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RED EARTH DINING AND PIANO BAR Enjoy dinner at Red Earth Dining in a relaxed atmosphere. • Mouth-watering entrees • Fish • Pasta • Succulent steaks and chicken • Decadent desserts. 95 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 7888 e enquiries@no95.com.au w no95.com.au

Open 6pm-9pm, Monday to Saturday. Our extensive wine list includes outstanding local vintages. Enjoy a selection of jazz and popular standards rendered by our in-house pianist, for your pleasure, at the Red Earth Dining and Piano Bar.


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VILLAGE BAKERY CAFE The Central West’s favourite local baker since 1918. Your perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea available from 6am daily! Discover ‘Australia’s Best’ award-winning 100% beef and gourmet pies made from Aussie beef steak, hand-diced vegetables and delicious sauces. Mouth-watering cakes, delicious pastries and fresh bread from our fourth generation bakers. Replenish with oven-fresh, French garden salad baguettes, a cool drink, a house-

made chiller or a barista-made coffee. Enjoy great service with indoor and courtyard dining options. Relax with family and friends as the kids embrace the play equipment. Full restroom and child-changing facilities available with plenty of off-street parking. Centrally located, close to Dubbo railway station. Dine-in or take-away.

113A Darling Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 5454 e sales@villagebakerycafe.com.au w villagebakerycafe.com.au f fb.com/villagebakerycafe

WESTSIDE HOTEL

DUBBO RSL CLUB ONE 7 EIGHT DINING AND BAR

‘The Westside’ is a favourite with locals and visitors offering stylish lounge areas, indoor and alfresco dining options. Its menu is packed with tasty and tempting entrees, mains and desserts. Relax and unwind in the Sportman’s Bar and watch your game of choice on one of our big screens. • Family friendly bistro • Extensive beer, wine and cocktail list • Function rooms • KENO and TAB • Drive-thru bottle shop.

One 7 Eight Dining and Bar is an award-winning restaurant. Enjoy a tantalising cocktail on our balcony and watch the sun escape through our City’s streetscape, before dining in our stylish and sophisticated restaurant.

22-30 Whylandra Street, West Dubbo p (02) 6882 3500 w westsidehoteldubbo.com.au f fb.com/WestsideHotelDubbo

Westside Hotel Bar & Bistro

The à la carte menu boasts culinary delights crafted by our award winning chefs. Experience One 7 Eight Dining and Bar when you visit Dubbo. Corner Brisbane and Wingewarra streets, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4411 e restaurant@dubborsl.com.au w dubborsl.com.au

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REFLECTIONS RESTAURANT Our open fireplace sets the mood for a quiet drink at the cocktail bar before taking a seat in our intimate restaurant. Reflections Restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine shaped by fresh produce from our region. Our seasonal menu provides a variety of flavours and techniques, and our Chef can cater for a party of five through to a party of 50 or more. Make your special occasion truly memorable at Reflections Restaurant. Open Monday to Saturday 6:00pm till late. 165 Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4777 e reservations@qualityinndubbo.com.au w reflectionsrestaurant.com.au

CLUB DUBBO RIVERVIEW BISTRO

DUBBO RSL CLUB SUNSET BISTRO Select a topping and keep the family happy with a lavish serving of piping hot pizza; or enjoy one of our home-style meals freshly prepared and served with a big chunk of country hospitality. Gelato is the perfect way to complete a meal and our Bistro offers over 9 flavours to choose from. Kids are kept close and entertained in our indoor children’s play area. Corner Brisbane and Wingewarra streets, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4411 e bistro@dubborsl.com.au w dubborsl.com.au

ALCHEMY ART AND FOOD HUB

Club Dubbo offers stunning views and is only a short walk from the Zoo, motels and caravan parks. The Riverview Bistro is open: Coffee Lounge – 10am Lunch – 11.30am Dinner – 5.30pm

Relax in our leafy garden surrounded by local artworks and enjoy our platters, plates, paninis or delicious cakes, featuring regional produce accompanied by an organic coffee. Cafe | Gallery | Pantry. Open 7 days from 8am.

Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 3000 w clubdubbo.com.au e admin@clubdubbo.com.au

200 Fitzroy Street, Dubbo p 0491 253 663 e food@alchemydubbo.com f fb.com/alchemyartandfood

GRAPEVINE CAFE

CSC CSC offers a mix of indoor and alfresco dining perfectly positioned in Dubbo’s shopping and entertainment hub. A popular meeting place for locals offering a diverse range of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options. 15 Church Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 0790 w cscdubbo.com.au

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The Grapevine Cafe offers great coffee and superb food. Comfortably situated in a beautiful heritage listed building; enjoy first-class, full table service with the choice of dining indoors or out in the spacious courtyard. 144 Brisbane Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 7354 w grapevinecafe.com.au


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VELDT RESTAURANT Join us at Veldt Restaurant for a casual, fine-dining experience with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a drink in our stylish lounge area before sampling our fresh, seasonal menu of modern Australian cuisine. Call us for a reservation and experience our outstanding service and attention to detail. An experience you will never forget. Menu available at veldtrestaurant.com.au 22 Bultje Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 0926 e info@veldtrestaurant.com.au f fb.com/veldtrestaurant w veldtrestaurant.com.au

TILLY’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

HOG’S DUBBO Hog’s Dubbo specialises in the famous Prime Rib Steak – slow cooked for at least 18 hours for maximum flavour and tenderness. The diverse menu offers salads, chicken, seafood, burgers, desserts, and a range of yummy kids’ meals. There’s a dish to please everyone! Hog’s Dubbo is fully licensed and ‘cookin’ 7 days a week’. Bring the family and experience some Hog’spitality for yourself! 193 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4477 e hbdubbo@hogsbreath.com.au w hogsbreath.com.au/location/dubbo

BELLOTTI’S ITALIAN DINING

À la carte dining offering a wide and varied menu, from juicy steaks to pasta and seafood. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. Meals start from $16. Open Monday – Friday.

Boasting authentic Italian flavours and an extensive wine list, Bellotti’s brings fine dining to Dubbo. With the best local and Italian produce, enjoy a seasonal menu and authentic Neapolitan woodfired pizzas.

231 Darling Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 3944 e matilda@mmid.com.au w matildamotorinn.com.au/tillysbar-and-restaurant

141-147 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 3888 e admin@cascadesmotorinn.com.au w cascadesmotorinn.com.au f fb.com/bellottisitaliandining

LAZY RIVER GOURMET CATERING

THE DEF CHEF

Spoil that someone special with a pop-up picnic or treat the family to a 3 course feast. We offer delivery, full catering options and use only biodegradable products.

Nestled in the CBD, this cosy and intimate cafe is loved by locals for its great coffee, tasty food and customer service! Open 7 days.

Order online today.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram.

29R Old Dubbo Road, Dubbo p (02) 6882 2111 e events@lazyriverestate.com.au w lazyriverestate.com.au

1/43 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 0945 e andrew@thedefchef.com.au f fb.com/thedefchefcafe

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COMFORT INN BLUE LAGOON SAILS RESTAURANT Indulge at Sails Restaurant – a sophisticated, yet casual, fine dining experience in the heart of Dubbo. A popular meeting place for Comfort Inn Blue Lagoon guests and locals alike, it is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day with family and friends. Our locally inspired, seasonal menu features favourites such as our artisan breads, in-house smoked ribs and

decadent handmade desserts. Enjoy some of Australia’s finest wines, sip a classic cocktail or complete your evening with a liqueur coffee. Children’s menu available. Breakfast from 6.30am – 9am. Dinner from 6pm – 9pm.

79-85 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4444 e bookings@comfortinnbluelagoon.com.au w comfortinnbluelagoon.com.au

SOUTH DUBBO TAVERN

LOCAL COFFEE CO

A vibrant, family-friendly venue with affordable meals, $10 lunch and dinner specials! Bar, private function room and convenient drive-through bottle shop. Call us for our free courtesy bus service.

Belaroma coffee roasted by experts and made with love.

Find us on Facebook. Open from 7am Monday to Friday.

328 Fitzroy Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 2300 e lee@southdubbotavern.com.au f fb.com/southdubbotavern

124 Brisbane Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 2295 w l ocalcoffeeco.com.au

THE LION’S PRIDE

TWO DOORS

No need to hunt and gather, Lions Pride is open all day to tempt the fussiest of eaters, or the heartiest of appetites. Our alfresco cafe offers coffee, sweets and treats. Open 7 days. 47 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 3333 e restaurant@thelionspride.com.au w thelionspride.com.au

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Bask in the ambiance of sandstone and enjoy the romance of Two Doors. Indoor and alfresco dining offering quality wine and delicious modern Australian food with a Mediterranean twist, shared to the table. 215B Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6885 2333 e info@twodoors.com.au w twodoors.com.au f fb.com/TwoDoors


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WESTERN STAR HOTEL

CATTLEMAN’S À LA CARTE RESTAURANT

You’ll feel like a local at The Star! A comfortable and lively venue for everyone. Grab a bite to eat at our family friendly Inside Out Bistro. Open 12pm–2pm (7 days) and 6pm–8.30pm (7 nights).

The Cattleman’s Restaurant is suited to families, business travellers and can cater for all types of functions and events.

• TAB • KENO • Children’s playground • Daily lunch and dinner specials • Dedicated function rooms.

Offering a varied à la carte menu, our chefs ensure that every experience in our restaurant is of the highest standard.

Choose the Star for your next special occasion and celebrate with us!

We also offer a delicious buffet breakfast ensuring you a great start to the day!

62 Erskine Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4644 e westernstar@mpkhotels.com.au w mpkhotels.com.au/westernstarhoteldubbo

8 Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 5222 e info@cattlemans.com.au w cattlemans.com.au

LIME THAI RESTAURANT An exciting, mouth-watering experience! Be impressed with the authentic Thai cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. Open Monday – Saturday for lunch 12pm-2pm and dinner 5.30pm-late. Closed Sunday. Forest Lodge Motor Inn Corner Myall Street and Wheelers Lane, Dubbo p (02) 6885 3222 f fb.com/limethairestaurant

RHINO LODGE Dining at Rhino Lodge is an experience not to be missed as our menu is packed with tasty and tempting entrees, mains and desserts. With a choice of indoor or alfresco dining, our woodfired pizza restaurant is the perfect place to relax.

LOTUS CAFE Indulge in mouth-watering pastries and traditional Vietnamese meals or kick start your day with an Aussie breakfast. • Freshly baked bread • Pies and sausage rolls • Cakes, slices and tarts • Vietnamese pork rolls • Salad bar • Open 6.30am daily. 99 Talbragar Street, Dubbo e lotuscafedubbo@bigpond.com p (02) 6882 6162 f fb.com/lotuscafedubbo

Our menu includes delicious gourmet pizzas, decadent desserts, cocktails, craft beers and exceptional regional wines. 14L Camp Road, Dubbo p (02) 6884 1760 e info@rhinolodge.com.au w rhinolodge.com.au

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75 ON ARTHUR 75 on Arthur’s menu is bursting at the seams with a choice of Aussie favourites and Asian delights. Our friendly staff will make your family feel welcome! Large groups and coaches welcome. Weekly lunch specials every day. Open for lunch every day from 11.30am until 2.30pm; Dinner Sunday to Thursday from 5.30pm to 9.00pm; and Friday and Saturday 5.30pm to 10.00pm. 75 Arthur Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 2877 e admin@wellingtonsoldiers.com w wellingtonsoldiers.com.au

CACTUS CAFE AND GALLERY Delicious home cooking and great coffee served up with a huge slice of country hospitality. Catch up with friends and indulge in freshly baked scones with lashings of jam and cream while relaxing on the verandah. Unearth unique treasures as you meander through the eclectic collection of regional produce, giftware, jewellery, homewares, handbags and clothing. Open Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 5pm. 33-35 Warne Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 4647 e cactus.cafe@bigpond.com f fb.com/cactuscafeandgallery

THE GRANGE RESTAURANT AT HERMITAGE HILL Classic dishes in a contemporary style prepared by our skilled chef’s careful hand. Our menu has a seasonal focus and includes an extensive choice of wines sourced from the region. After a full day of adventure in Wellington, enjoy the ambiance of our unique venue as you watch the sunset. Breakfast and lunch by bookings only. Open nightly for dinner 6pm, bookings are essential. Fully licensed. 135 Maxwell Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 4469 w hermitagehill.com.au

KFC WELLINGTON The Colonel delivers all your Kentucky-fried favourites with local, friendly service. KFC Wellington is conveniently located on the Mitchell Highway. We offer a choice of sit down, take-away or drive through meals and snacks, 7 days a week. Our store is a proud supporter of the Wellington community. Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday 10am – 9pm, Friday 10am – 10pm. ®

91-93 Lee Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 4599

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Whether you’re browsing while the rest of the family is adventure seeking, you’re looking for the perfect outfit or you want that special gift to remember your stay, Dubbo and Wellington offer a healthy dose of retail therapy.

Scratch that ‘retail itch’ in one of our eclectic boutiques or home-grown specialty stores or find that elusive collectable or hidden treasure.

With a broad mix of major retailers and a range of specialist boutique stores, the choice of fashion, homewares and special gifts is endless. With so much variety, why not make a day of it? Take your time browsing, take a break for lunch or a quick coffee to refuel before continuing your shopping expedition. From riverside markets and expansive malls in Dubbo to quirky boutiques and major retailers in both Dubbo and Wellington, the options in fashion, home décor, furniture and gifts are extensive. You can also take your time browsing for a pre-loved bargain or step back in time for a unique antique find. Grab your style squad and check out the main stream retailers in Dubbo’s modern shopping centres, where you can explore the range of on-trend fashion, homewares and electrical goods in air-conditioned comfort.

Our region is a beacon for more than 200,000 people who choose to shop in Dubbo each year!

Unearth a gem in one of the region’s smart and sassy boutiques. Local shop owners with an artful eye and a talent for styling keep our boutiques brimming with on-trend fashion and homewares. Bag yourself a locally made leather accessory, or nab that special gift. Share your experience with loved ones and take home a gift, locally produced condiments or maybe a pair of ugg boots made right here in Dubbo.

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DUBBO SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE Need something? Dubbo Square’s got you covered. Visitors to our region will have their shopping and eating needs conveniently met at Dubbo Square Shopping Centre, where Coles and Target are the beginning of what’s on offer. Take a stroll around 37 specialty stores to shop for fashion and accessories (Target has all the latest styles, too), chemist items and communications needs.

Find services including beauty and massage, banks and ATMs. Feeling hungry? Hit Coles for groceries, or Dubbo Square’s food court for a bite that will hit the spot, from a sit-down meal to a tasty snack. Why not relax with a healthy juice or a coffee and take advantage of our Centre’s free Wi-Fi. Find Dubbo Square at 177 Macquarie Street. Undercover parking available.

177 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6361 2537 e dubbosquare@charterhall.com.au w dubbosquare.com.au

HARRY’S FOR MENSWEAR Harry’s for Menswear is a leading retailer for modern menswear. Stocking the finest selection of contemporary menswear fashion including exclusive brands David Smith and Studio Italia. Shop our range of fashionable separates and accessories, or organise a private fitting for a fine, bespoke suit to meet your needs. • Tailor-made suits • Fashionable separates • Shoes and accessories • Exclusive brands • Quality service. 41 Talbragar Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 2558 e info@harrys.online w harrys.online

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SADDLER & CO Saddler & Co has created a timeless brand of fine leather goods and personal service. Our flagship and online stores offer a beautifully curated shopping experience that brings back nostalgic memories, each item made with the highest quality and attention to detail. Browse our handcrafted Leather Collection and Artisan Wares. Meet the maker and observe our workshop in production each day. 1A Sterling Street, Dubbo p 0419 496 834 e info@saddlerandco.com.au w saddlerandco.com.au f fb.com/saddlerandco


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RIVERDALE SHOPPING CENTRE Riverdale Shopping Centre is bustling with shopping, entertainment and dining experiences right in the heart of Dubbo’s retail district. If you are looking for something to do, why not catch a movie at Reading Cinemas, Dubbo’s only five-screen cinema, open until late, 7 days. Or spoil yourself and explore more than 15 speciality stores including a range of fashion and beauty retailers. Make sure to grab

a bite to eat at one of our locally-owned cafes or restaurants. Plus, our parking is free so there is no need to worry about your car. We have undercover car spaces and parking for larger vehicles and caravans. With Woolworths open from 6am – 10pm Monday to Saturday and 7am – 10pm on Sundays, Reading Cinemas and more than 15 speciality stores, why would you go anywhere else.

49-65 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 4846 w sentinelpg.com.au/properties/riverdale-shopping-centre f fb.com/RiverdaleShoppingCentre

ORANA MALL • Orana Mall is the premier shopping centre in the Central West – offering you a one stop shopping experience • Take time out and enjoy a great day shopping, have a coffee or even lunch • Big W, Woolworths, petrol station and JB Hi-Fi Home • Dubbo’s largest variety of specialty stores – ladies and men’s fashion, freshly prepared food and giftware Corner Mitchell Highway and Wheelers Lane, Dubbo p (02) 6882 7766 e info@oranamall.com.au w oranamall.com.au f fb.com/oranamalldubbo

• Services include banking, ATMs, Australia Post, podiatry and healthcare • Over 70 stores all under one roof • 1060 car parks, hundreds of which are undercover • Located in East Dubbo on the Mitchell Highway (Sydney road) • Open 7 days. Be inspired and come and spend the day! We look forward to welcoming you.

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LAZY SUNDAY LIFESTYLE We’re here to help you source, create and capture the perfect lazy Sunday feeling. Showcasing a range of handpicked homewares, fashion, gifts, accessories and furniture. A must visit for everyone! 24 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo p (02) 5806 0689 e kate@lazysundaylifestyle.com w lazysundaylifestyle.com

TWO SHEEP – UGG BOOTS The world’s best Ugg Boots with over 40 years of first class experience. Producing a unique, Australian made product with a luxurious feel. Lovingly handcrafted here in Dubbo. Support a Dubbo icon: providing employment for people with a disability. Visit our workshop at 32 Hawthorn Street.

MOLLY’S PLACE Discover one of Dubbo’s secrets. Our lifestyle store at the boutique end of Talbragar Street offers unique gifts, beautiful homewares and Australian designed baby and ladies ranges. Open Wednesday – Saturday.

32 Hawthorn Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4100 e production@westhavendubbo.com.au w twosheep.com.au

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DUBBO HEALTH FOOD

LOVE MERINO

Awarded one of the best regional health food stores in Australia. Great range of natural and organic wholefoods, skincare and cosmetics. We are invested in you. 269 Darling Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 7365 e hello@dubbohealthfood.com w dubbohealthfood.com

We craft products made from exquisite merino wool, with every fibre originating from our farm in Wellington, NSW. Ethical, sustainable and collectable. p 0447 453 665 e info@lovemerino.com.au w lovemerino.com.au

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RUBY MAINE Tempt your inner fabulousness with a visit to Ruby Maine. An emporium offering vibrant, eclectic treasures and a range of international and Australian labels. A fashion and accessories boutique with home and giftwares. (Opposite Quest). 2/31 Bultje Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 5362

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A warm, friendly smile and your next ‘must have’ await you at the Gift Closet. Discover a treasuretrove of delightfully scented Glasshouse candles, stunning jewellery, gorgeous homewares, bags, wallets and ladies fashion. 41 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p 0427 853 391 e thegiftclosetdubbo@gmail.com f fb.com/thegiftclosetdubbo


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THE MALLEE HEN’S NEST Together with Jespresso Coffee and Jes Drury Photography, The Mallee Hen’s Nest is a boutique shopping experience offering more than your average second-hand store. An eclectic combination of new and pre-loved clothing, art, furniture, gifts and homewares. From beautifully preserved and restored 20th Century dining suites to glamorous quality designer pieces, you’ll be sure to find that stand out piece for your home or wardrobe at The Mallee Hen’s Nest. 18-20 Lee Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 4595

Indulge with Jespresso and enjoy a cup of signature Lily’s Blend – a premium, chocolate rich and aromatic blend exclusively roasted for Jespresso. Enjoy locally blended Tea Karts loose leaf tea or authentic Punjabi Chai accompanied by a tasty treat. Jes Drury Photography Studio captures beautiful images of your most beautiful moments including maternity, newborns, weddings and family portraits.

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DUBBO HOME AND GIFTS A boutique store offering a tranquil shopping experience. Browse beautiful homewares and gifts to suit any home or occasion. Visit our website for opening hours. 89 Tamworth Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 6952 w dubbohomeandgifts.com.au

THE SWISH GALLERY Dubbo’s stunning ‘must visit’ store for everything that’s beautiful! Including sterling silver and costume jewellery; colourful homewares; fabulous handbags and superb scarves; gifts galore as well as ‘wow’ wall decor! Find us on Facebook and Instagram. 29 Talbragar Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 9528 e theswishgallery@bigpond.com w theswishgallery.com.au

EASY LIVING FOOTWEAR A unique ladies footwear store specialising in fashion and comfort shoes. We carry an extensive range of the latest season fashion styles, including walking and leisure, orthotic-friendly styles, and handbags. 174 Macquarie Street, Dubbo p (02) 6885 4455

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Bunk down in a safari lodge, splurge on a private suite or snuggle up in a comfy budget-friendly, family motel. Dubbo has more than 70 properties to suit a range of budgets, from camping under the stars to five star B&B options offering unrivalled country charm and hospitality – all conveniently located minutes from Dubbo’s award winning attractions and a great base for your wider, great big adventures.

Sip a glass of wine on the deck as you watch the sunset, camp under a canopy of sparkling stars or pamper yourself with an overnight luxury package.

At nearby Wellington there are a further 20 options nestled in and around the town, each with their own individual character. These range from motels to caravan parks, a farm stay and education and convention centres for large groups wishing to take advantage of the wide expanses of Lake Burrendong. When you’re looking for a comfy night’s rest after a day of learning and discovery, the options range from tranquil rural settings to luxurious, boutique accommodation. Campers and caravanners are also well catered for with a range of affordable and friendly offerings. You can pitch a tent or unhook your van at camping grounds and caravan parks where you can sleep under the stars and meet other travellers over breakfast at the camp kitchen.

From five star to under the stars, there are almost 100 places to stay in the Dubbo Region.

Families are spoilt for choice with self-contained options and sparkling swimming pools – just the ticket to cool off after a day of fun filled adventure. Make the Dubbo Region your anchor and discover your great big adventure in the Great Western Plains.

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TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS ZOO For a wild night like no other, stay overnight at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and hear what the animals get up to after dark! Choose from three award winning experiences: Zoofari Lodge, Savannah Cabins or Billabong Camp. Zoofari Lodge is an intimate retreat offering an African style safari. Sleep in a unique safari-style lodge perched on the edge of a vast savannah where giraffe, rhinos and antelope roam. Billabong Camp offers a bush camping experience, where you’ll spend

the night under the stars by the billabong in canvas tents. Both Zoofari Lodge and Billabong Camp packages are inclusive of one night accommodation, two day zoo entry, tours, dinner and breakfast. The Savannah Cabins offer high quality self contained accommodation adjacent to the Zoo, with two-bedroom, twobathroom cabins complete with kitchen, BBQ, free Wi-Fi and Foxtel. Plan your expedition today!

Obley Road, Dubbo p (02) 6881 1488 e stayovernight@zoo.nsw.gov.au w zoofari.com.au

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CATTLEMAN’S COUNTRY MOTOR INN AND SERVICED APARTMENTS The Cattleman’s Country Motor Inn and Serviced Apartments is proudly Dubbo’s largest and busiest accommodation complex by far. Being family owned and operated, the Cattleman’s is the only AAA rated 4.5 star motel and apartment complex in the City. The Cattleman’s has over 14 different room types from motel style rooms to serviced apartments. This includes queen and king suites and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that are fully self-contained. We have a range of facilities including one indoor heated pool, two 8 Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 5222 e info@cattlemans.com.au w cattlemans.com.au

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Free Wi-Fi, Foxtel and air conditioning in 140 rooms Onsite award-winning restaurant offering room service Three pools and gymnasium Walking distance to CBD and Old Dubbo Gaol Close to Taronga Western Plains Zoo and many sporting venues in the City.


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ABEL TASMAN MOTOR INN Opposite Club Dubbo, 1.5km from Taronga Western Plains Zoo, moments from the CBD and local attractions. • • • •

38 immaculate deluxe units Flat screen TVs Reverse-cycle air conditioning Tea/coffee facilities, toasters and microwaves

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Two and three-bedroom family units Wireless internet Breakfast served to rooms Off street parking BBQ facilities Inground pool.

133-135 Whylandra Street (Newell Highway), Dubbo p (02) 6885 2555 e contact@abeltasman.net.au w abeltasman.net.au

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AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE MOTOR INN A unique 4 Star boutique-style motel situated in the heart of the City. Family-owned and built, this motel features late Victorian-style furnishings, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling Italian tiles and spacious floor plans. Our dedicated staff are committed to providing you with the best customer service and support to ensure your Australian Heritage experience as a vacation or business trip is a great success.

Take a short stroll to the main shopping precinct, RSL Club or a variety of cafes and restaurants. The motel is perfectly positioned for your stay whether it be for business or pleasure with a mere ten minute drive to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, the golf club or the airport. • Free Wi-Fi • Foxtel • Saltwater swimming pool • Off street parking • Sound-proof, non-smoking rooms • Restaurant with breakfast and dinner available • 24 hour check-in.

Corner of Cobra and Brisbane streets, Dubbo p (02) 6884 1188 e contact@australianheritagemotorinn.com.au w australianheritagemotorinn.com.au 

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COMFORT INN BLUE LAGOON Stay in the heart of Dubbo and experience comfort and style at the Comfort Inn Blue Lagoon. Featuring 55 motel rooms with a range of flexible bedding options, guests are able to enjoy modern room and motel facilities. Enjoy a fabulous family holiday by making a splash in our outdoor pool, explore the City and keep the kids entertained with actionpacked days or stroll across the road to Elston Water Park.

79-85 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4444 e bookings@comfortinnbluelagoon.com.au w comfortinnbluelagoon.com.au

Free guest laundry facilities will reduce the washing pile when you make it home too! The tranquil, resort-style surrounds are perfect for the business traveller looking to relax, and for those who need to get the job done, free Wi-Fi is on hand. Start your day the right way with breakfast at Sails Restaurant. Our restaurant offers a fresh, seasonal menu – find out for yourself why dining at Sails is a local favourite!

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DUBBO RSL CLUB MOTEL We make you feel good! Absolutely everything you would expect from a luxury 4 Star inner City establishment. • Quiet off-highway location • Opposite Dubbo’s largest club • In the heart of the CBD • Deluxe rooms

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Executive spa suites with king-size beds Two-bedroom family units Foxtel, TV and DVD players in all units Queen-size beds Free Wi-Fi Secure undercover parking Lift access to level 1

Corner Brisbane and Wingewarra streets, Dubbo p (02) 6884 9099 e rslmotel@dubborsl.com.au w dubborsl.com.au

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• Breakfast served to room. Book online at dubborsl.com.au and save! Guests have access to the Club’s bars, restaurants and health club (free) with a heated pool and gym.


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MATILDA MOTOR INN Nestled just off the Mitchell Highway, and within walking distance to the CBD, local eateries and attractions, is the Matilda Motor Inn. Our cottages and apartments are popular choices for families and groups. You can unwind by the pool followed by a relaxing feast prepared on our free BBQ. If you’re travelling with that someone special be sure to indulge with a romantic dinner for two at Tilly’s Restaurant and Bar. Business travellers can choose from budget, corporate or executive

accommodation with conference facilities available. Every room has free Wi-Fi and Foxtel. Enjoy a warm welcome and experience genuine country hospitality of owner/operators, Sharon and Murray Gilchrist. Awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015, 2016 and 2017; and TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice for 2017.

231 Darling Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 3944 e matilda@mmid.com.au w matildamotorinn.com.au

QUALITY INN DUBBO INTERNATIONAL Quality Inn Dubbo is the closest accommodation to the Zoo! Listen out for the roar of the lions, or the dulcet tones of the Siamang. Our swimming pool, tennis court and bike hire are favourites. Hire a bike and cycle a short 800m to the Zoo. For our corporate guests, our executive king rooms and corporate deluxe rooms provide the perfect overnight stay. Take advantage of our free Wi-Fi, onsite à la carte dining and gym. Grab your golf clubs

and stroll next door to the Dubbo Golf Club for a relaxing nine holes! • Zoo packages • Freshly renovated rooms • Wide choice of single, twin, king and family rooms • Swimming pool • Tennis court • Corporate and meeting facilities • Gym.

165 Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4777 w qualityinndubbo.com.au

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RHINO LODGE The ultimate ‘glamping’ experience. Luxurious safari tents are set amongst tranquil bush surroundings. Features include air conditioning, stylish ensuite bathrooms, designer furnishings and a wholesome country breakfast. Our woodfired pizza bar is the perfect place to relax while enjoying a delicious gourmet pizza and an ice-cold beer or a glass of fine wine. Located close to Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

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CASTLEREAGH HOTEL Built in 1923, the historic Castlereagh Hotel is a glimpse into Dubbo’s history. Located in the CBD, the Hotel provides accommodation and country-style dining – lunch and dinner, seven days. The bar and TAB facilities have been fully renovated. Rooms start from $55. Short and long term rates are available. Complimentary breakfast and secure parking is also available.

14L Camp Road, Dubbo p (02) 6884 1760 e info@rhinolodge.com.au w rhinolodge.com.au

Talbragar and Brisbane streets, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4877 e castlereagh@mpkhotels.com.au w mpkhotels.com.au/castlereaghhoteldubbo

IBIS BUDGET

MANERA HEIGHTS APARTMENTS

ibis Budget Dubbo offers affordable accommodation less than five minutes’ drive to the popular Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo Airport, sporting fields and CBD. • Free Wi-Fi • Weekly and corporate • Free parking – for cars, rates available trailers and trucks • Accommodation for school • After hours check-in and sporting groups • Swimming pool • Rooms that sleep up • Continental breakfast to four people. available

Spacious one-bedroom, self-contained apartments, threebedroom cottage, executive and family apartments. Kitchens with full-size fridge and cooking facilities. King or queen beds, split-system air conditioners, Foxtel, free Wi-Fi, 106cm HD TV and DVD player. Pool and BBQ area. • Directly opposite Dubbo Hospital • Book direct for corporate, hospitals and TAFE special rates • 10 minutes to Taronga Western Plains Zoo and tourist attractions • Close to public transport.

Corner Mitchell and Newell highways, Dubbo p (02) 6882 9211 e h3496@accor.com w ibisbudget.com

43 Cobbora Road, Dubbo p (02) 6884 3865 e manera.manager@bigpond.com w maneraheights.com.au

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THE PALMS MOTEL DUBBO

THE ABERDEEN MOTEL Whether you’re visiting for business, taking your family to the Zoo, travelling the Mitchell or making a pit stop on the Newell, we’d love to welcome you to The Aberdeen Motel! Located in the heart of Dubbo, we’re a comfortable 4 Star option with friendly staff waiting to welcome you. We provide honest, old-fashioned country service with a smile. 25 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6884 1700 e bookings@aberdeendubbo.com.au w aberdeendubbo.com.au

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THE ABERDEEN MOTEL

Relax in our spacious, comfortable and modern rooms. Get that tropical feel by our salt-water pool guarded by towering palm trees! Enjoy our friendly customer service and central location in the heart of Dubbo with cafes and restaurants a short stroll away. Only a 10 minute drive to Dubbo City Regional Airport and Taronga Western Plains Zoo. • On-site restaurant • Free Wi-Fi • Netflix • Foxtel • BBQ facilities. 39 Cobra Street, Dubbo p 1800 185 322 e bookings@thepalmsmoteldubbo.com.au w thepalmsmoteldubbo.com.au

CASCADES MOTOR INN

BEST WESTERN BLUEGUM MOTEL

Positioned on the City’s doorstep, and boasting an authentic Italian fine-dining restaurant, Bellotti’s Italian Dining, Cascades Motor Inn is the perfect place to stay, celebrate and dine. Offering quality accommodation and value for money, you can choose from a range of spacious and modern rooms including family options.

Dubbo’s first and only child-free accommodation. Our boutique property tailors perfectly to the needs of corporate guests and leisure travellers who desire stylish, modern and spacious rooms. • TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017 • Newly renovated 4 Star rooms • All rooms face onto a quiet residential street • Free Wi-Fi, Foxtel and Netflix • Saltwater pool.

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147 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 3888 e admin@cascadesmotorinn.com.au w cascadesmotorinn.com.au

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ATLAS MOTEL • • • •

Quiet location in City centre Reverse-cycle air conditioning Free Foxtel and Wi-Fi Pool, BBQ areas and microwaves • Meals delivered to rooms • Charge back facilities available • Off-street parking for cars, trucks and buses. 140 Bourke Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 7244 w atlasmotel.com.au

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OUTBACK CELLAR Experience the charm of country life at its finest at the Outback Cellar Dubbo, with the original winery converted into luxury guesthouses on a picturesque rural property. Perfect self-contained accommodation for families, small groups, couples and individuals. Book all guest houses and the property is exclusively yours. A magical ‘one location’ wedding venue or place to relax while exploring the region.

‘Boora’ 21 Warrie Road, Dubbo p 0438 872 759 e outbackcellardubbo@outlook.com w outbackcellardubbo.com

FOUNTAIN VIEW MOTEL Expect a warm and genuine welcome at our comfortable, country motel. Opposite Elston Water Park. Central to Aldi, Apex Oval, Showground, Orana Mall and CBD. Book direct for best rates. • Free Wi-Fi • Pool • BBQ • Foxtel. 113-115 Cobra Street, Dubbo e bookings@fountainviewmotel.com.au p (02) 6882 9777 w fountainviewmotel.com.au

SHEARING SHED MOTOR INN

HOMESTEAD MOTEL Centrally located in the heart of Dubbo, close to shopping, local attractions and walking distance to restaurants. Foxtel, reverse-cycle air conditioning, LCD TV, ground floor units, queen beds, apartments, two-bedroom family rooms, free Wi-Fi, BBQ and pool.

• Location, location, location • Luxurious king spa suites • Family spa suites • Two-bedroom suites • Queen and twin rooms

101 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4944

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LAZY RIVER ESTATE Set within Lazy River Estate’s pristine vineyard, our luxurious selfcontained two bedroom villa offers complete privacy and expansive panoramic views of the Macquarie River. Elegantly appointed, it is the perfect romantic getaway or family holiday location. 29R Old Dubbo Road, Dubbo p (02) 6882 2111 e events@lazyriverestate.com.au w lazyriverestate.com.au

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COUNTRYMAN MOTOR INN Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep and the convenience of on-site quality dining, Lions Pride Cafe Restaurant. Located close to Dubbo’s CBD and only a short 5km drive to the Zoo. 47 Cobra Street, Dubbo e bookings@countrymandubbo.com.au p (02) 6882 7422 w countrymandubbo.com.au 


Need a place to hang your hat in Dubbo? Immaculate 4 Star accommodation with 16 contemporary motel rooms and five self-contained apartments. Located 1km from the City centre and just 2km from Taronga Western Plains Zoo. 109-111 Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6885 4422 e contact@akunamotorinn.com.au w akunamotorinn.com.au

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ACROSS COUNTRY MOTOR INN • 23 self-contained units • Laundry, BBQ and pool area • Free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi • Room service dinner available • Walking distance to Dubbo’s CBD • 4km to Taronga Western Plains Zoo. 85 Whylandra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 0877

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CENTREPOINT MOTEL Centrally located close to the CBD, restaurants and attractions. We welcome you to enjoy our recently refurbished self-contained suites, pool and BBQ. Laundry available. Centrepoint, ‘it’s right in the centre of everywhere’. Self-rated 3.5 Star.

ENDEAVOUR COURT MOTOR INN One of Dubbo’s favourite 4 Star, boutique motels. Good old-fashioned service, renowned for superior comfort, cleanliness and country hospitality. Discounts for Golden Chain and Auto Club members. Free Wi-Fi. Corner Macleay and Bourke streets, Dubbo p (02) 6881 1000 e reservations@endeavourcourtmotel.com.au w endeavourcourtmotel.com.au

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FOREST LODGE MOTOR INN AND RESTAURANT A great value-for-money motel. Spacious units in a quiet location. Foxtel, air conditioning and pool. Close to hospitals, uni, TAFE, racecourse, saleyards and Orana Mall. Breakfast 7 days and in-house restaurant. Corner Myall St & Wheelers La, Dubbo w forestlodgedubbo.com.au p (02) 6882 6500 e bookings@forestlodgedubbo.com.au 

ALL SEASONS MOTOR LODGE 19 spacious, ground floor, twobedroom units. All air-conditioned with tea, coffee, toasters, microwaves and free Wi-Fi. Pool and sauna. Two minutes from the Zoo and located next to Club Dubbo. Self-rated 3.5 Star.

146 Bourke Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 7644 e info@cmdubbo.com.au w cmdubbo.com.au

78 Whylandra Street (Newell Highway), Dubbo p (02) 6882 6377 w allseasonsmotorlodge.com.au

QUEST APARTMENT HOTELS DUBBO

TALLAROOK MOTOR INN AND APARTMENTS

Quest Dubbo, located in Dubbo’s CBD, offers a range of studio, one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments, conferencing facilities, secure onsite car parking, gym and outdoor BBQ terrace. Complimentary Wi-Fi and Foxtel.

Located adjacent to the picturesque Macquarie River and parklands. We welcome you to enjoy our self-contained suites, pool and BBQ. Laundry available. Welcome to ‘your home away from home’. Self-rated 3.5 Star.

22 Bultje Street, Dubbo p (02) 5809 8600 e questdubbo@questapartments. com.au w questdubbo.com.au

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AKUNA MOTOR INN AND APARTMENTS

15 Stonehaven Avenue, Dubbo p (02) 6882 7066 e info@tmidubbo.com.au w tmidubbo.com.au

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GORTADERRA COTTAGE/UNIT Wake to the sounds of native birds and enjoy the tranquillity of Gortaderra. Minutes from the Zoo and Dubbo’s CBD, featuring reverse-cycle air conditioning, BBQ facilities and Wi-Fi. Yes! We are pet friendly. 43L Peak Hill Road, Dubbo e gortaderra@skymesh.com.au p (02) 6882 9892 w gortaderra.com.au

GLENMORE LODGE • Well-appointed, fully self-contained two-bedroom serviced apartments • Perfect for business or leisure travellers • All apartments fitted with air conditioning, dishwasher, cooking utensils and washer/dryer • Rates available for long or short-term accommodation • Walking distance to restaurants, shops, cinema, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre and Dubbo RSL Club • Perfectly located in the heart of the CBD • Daily, weekly and fortnightly servicing also available upon request. 146 Brisbane Street, Dubbo p 0459 998 559 e glenmorelodge@bigpond.com w glenmorelodge.com.au

Relax in Dubbo’s only 5 Star accommodation, situated 12km from Dubbo in a tranquil garden setting on 25 acres. Enjoy our exclusive, personalised service and attention to detail. Cooked breakfasts and evening meals available. 12R Cassandra Drive, Dubbo p (02) 6887 2705 e pericoe@pericoeretreat.com.au w pericoeretreat.com.au

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NO 95 ACCOMMODATION DUBBO

Private cottages and country hospitality. Enjoy tranquility on a farmlet minutes from Dubbo and attractions. Hosts are Zoo guides. Pets by arrangement.

No 95 Accommodation Dubbo provides the ultimate in comfort, quality and value-for-money. Red Earth Dining and Piano Bar – licensed restaurant and bar. King beds, Foxtel and pool. Central to CBD and Orana Mall.

11L Belgravia Heights Road, Dubbo p (02) 6887 3823 e wallscourt@bigpond.com w wallscourt.com.au

95 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 7888 e enquiries@no95.com.au w no95.com.au

GOLDEN WEST MOTOR INN

PARK VUE MOTEL

Beer. Food. Wine. • Specialising in group accommodation • Walk to RSL, Showground, Apex Oval and CBD • Free Wi-Fi • Ideal for business trips • Outstanding service

Quiet, central location (off Wingewarra Street).

87 Cobra Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 2822 e goldenwestmotorinn@bigpond.com w goldenwestmotorinn.com.au

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All ground-floor access, undercover parking. Affordable, quality accommodation with BBQ, air conditioning and Foxtel. 131 Bourke Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4253 f (02) 6882 2339


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COUNTRY APARTMENTS Choose from two-bedroom single level and split level apartments, three-bedroom townhouses, or a spacious two-bedroom cottage. Our accommodation is self-contained which means you can prepare and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals during your stay. • • • •

Ground floor apartments are two-bedroom Multi-level family spa suites Townhouses have three bedrooms and two bathrooms Two-bedroom garden cottage

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All accommodation has heating and cooling Alfresco BBQ and pool setting Affordable tariffs, short and long stays Free Wi-Fi Short walk to Dubbo’s CBD Self-rated 4 Star, supported by online reviews.

Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor. ‘Best Rates Direct’ only from our website.

230 Brisbane Street, Dubbo p (02) 6885 1141 e stay@countryapartments.com.au w countryapartments.com.au

MOTEL MANDALAY Our family welcomes you! Offering clean and comfortable single, double and family rooms with off-street parking and Wi-Fi. A short walk to pubs, cafes and shops. 32 Lee Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 1011 e motelmandalay@outlook.com

HERMITAGE HILL COUNTRY RETREAT AND FUNCTION CENTRE Hermitage Hill, formerly the Wellington District Hospital (circa 1904), is reminiscent of luxurious English country mansions. Lovingly restored, it is now a majestic country retreat offering luxury accommodation. Fall asleep in surrounds steeped with history, indulge in local gourmet produce at The Grange Restaurant open nightly from 6pm or gaze out at the valley’s breathtaking natural beauty from atop the hill. 135 Maxwell Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 4469 w hermitagehill.com.au

WELLINGTON MOTOR INN • Convenient and comfortable accommodation • Located off the Mitchell Highway • Secure off-street parking • All ground floor units • Short stroll to the Club, hotels, McDonalds and CBD. 37 Maxwell Street, Wellington p (02) 6845 1177

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DUBBO CITY HOLIDAY PARK Perfectly located just a short stroll to Dubbo’s CBD, and situated only 5km from Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo City Holiday Park is your park of choice. We offer loads of activities for the kids including swimming pool, playground, jumping pillow, basketball court and special school holiday activities. Our Park is the ideal stop-over to rest and rejuvenate. Our camp kitchen and fire pit are perfect places to make new friends and connect with other travellers.

Family favourites: • Swimming pool • Jumping pillow • Round inground trampoline • Special school holiday activities. Travellers’ treats: • Free gas BBQ • Camp kitchen • Complimentary herb garden • Leash-free area for your dog as well as cabins with pet yards.

Corner Alfred and Whylandra streets, Dubbo p (02) 6801 4530 e info@dubbocityholidaypark.com.au w dubbocityholidaypark.com.au

DISCOVERY PARKS – DUBBO Looking for some family fun? Set the kids loose in the playground and on the Kangaroo Jumper, then dive into the water park complete with slides, tipping buckets and water blasters. Looking for some awesome sights to see? Taronga Western Plains Zoo is only minutes from the holiday park. The Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo Observatory and other tourist attractions are only a short drive into the City.

154 Whylandra Street (Newell Highway), Dubbo p (02) 6884 8633 e dubbo@discoveryparks.com.au w discoveryparks.com.au

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Prefer to relax? Kick back by the pool and throw some snags on the BBQ for dinner. Discovery Parks – Dubbo has a variety of cabins and sites to choose from – bring a friend or the whole family. You deserve a break! Whatever your reason for visiting Dubbo, we’ve got you covered!


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REFLECTIONS HOLIDAY PARKS LAKE BURRENDONG

REFLECTIONS HOLIDAY PARKS MOOKERAWA WATERS

Surrounded by beautiful bushland with a large and lovely lake as its sparkling centrepiece, this haven is an easy drive from Dubbo, Wellington and Orange.

With spectacular sunsets and brilliant water views, Reflections Holiday Parks Mookerawa Waters is the ultimate antidote for the stresses of everyday life. Overlooking the Macquarie River on the south-western shores of Lake Burrendong, simply park your RV or caravan, pitch a tent and get set to recharge. You can also book a cabin and enjoy amazing views from your balcony.

With cabins, extra-large and pet-friendly sites just perfect for RVs or caravans, you’ll feel relaxed in no time at all. Campers are well catered for with a range of fantastic facilities and activities. Fashions Mount Road, Mumbil p (02) 6846 7435 e lakeburrendong @reflectionsholiday.com.au w reflectionsholidayparks.com.au

Mookerawa Road, Stuart Town p (02) 6846 8426 e mookerawawaters @reflectionsholiday.com.au w reflectionsholidayparks.com.au

POPLARS CARAVAN PARK Centrally located and adjacent to the Macquarie River, stay in comfy cabins with spacious sites and enjoy walking to local attractions, restaurants and shopping centres. With drivethrough sites, BBQ, amenities, laundry, individual sullage, dump point, LPG refilling and coach parking, we’ll make sure you have a wonderful stay. 1 Bultje Street, Dubbo p (02) 6882 4067

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WESTVIEW CARAVAN PARK Enjoy the magic of a country sunrise at Westview Caravan Park. Our parkland setting surrounds are perfect for that family camping holiday, or for that overnight stay on your dream adventure. Bring your four-legged friend – we’re pet friendly. • • • •

Ensuite and standard cabins Grass and shaded powered and unpowered sites Swimming pool and playground Buses and motorhomes welcome (dump point available).

13R Narromine Road, Dubbo p (02) 6882 1339 w westviewcaravanpark.com.au

BILLY’O BUSH RETREAT Experience country lifestyle at its best at this picturesque rural property. With charming rustic cabins, peaceful surrounds and quirky features – it is sure to impress! Why don’t you ‘go to Billy’O’ for your next bush experience. 43L Barbigal Road, Wongarbon e billyobushretreat@gmail.com p 0418 431 334 w youcamp.com/view/billyo-bush-retreat

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The vibrant communities of the Great Western Plains are characterised by vast open spaces, ancient volcanic mountains and big adventures. Dubbo’s location in the heart of New South Wales provides the perfect base from which to explore some of the most unique destinations the State has to offer. In the Great Western Plains you will find the perfect balance of blissful relaxation and heart pumping adrenaline, plus everything else in between. The great outdoors await with three sensational national parks to explore, picturesque rivers to paddle and endless skies to glide. Take in an authentic country rodeo or wile away an afternoon with a glass of locally vinted wine. For an experience not to be forgotten, adventure through the wonder down under in spectacular caves or uncover the rich and revered local history of this multifaceted region.

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Whatever adventure you’re chasing, you will find it in the Great Western Plains!

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Museum Under the Bridge

Coonamble Agricultural Field Day

Built in 1886, the Museum is the former police barracks and includes the ‘trooper’ brick horse stable, maintained in original condition and is one of only two of its kind remaining in NSW. 02 6822 2873

Saturday 24 March The Coonamble Agricultural Field Day is a showcase of the latest in agricultural machinery, equipment and services. Farmers and graziers from around the region will have the opportunity to explore current and future leading edge technology.

Macquarie Marshes Bird Viewing Platform Enjoy an elevated view of the wetlands, one of the largest inland semi-permanent wetlands in south-eastern Australia. The Macquarie Marshes is situated on the lower Macquarie River, approximately 73km west of Coonamble. 02 6827 1923

Corrugated Iron Galahs Forty galah sculptures constructed using old corrugated iron found within and around Gulargambone, stud the township. Take that all important selfie with one of the galahs guiding you into Gulargambone. 02 6827 1923

Nickname Hall of Fame The only one of its kind in Australia celebrating names referring to personality and appearance. Scattered around the Central Business District you’ll find hilarious caricatures - complete with associated nicknames - mounted on the sides of shops, pubs and restaurants. 02 6827 1923

Coonamble Water Tower Mural Coonamble’s 26m water tower has been transformed into an artwork by Lightning Ridge artists John Murray, Bob Barret and local Coonamble resident and Aboriginal artist, Sooty Welsh. Located in Coonamble’s sportsground on the Castlereagh Highway, it is an attraction not to be missed. 02 6827 1923

Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft June Long Weekend Cowboys and cowgirls converge on Coonamble for the largest combined rodeo and campdraft in the Southern Hemisphere. The Coonamble Showground is transformed into a full-on explosion of wild riding action, arts and craft exhibitions and live music.

Coonamble Greyhound Carnival October Long Weekend The Coonamble Greyhound Carnival is one of the biggest country racing carnivals in NSW and features some of the State’s best trainers.

Macquarie Marshes Discovery Weekend October Long Weekend A rare opportunity to experience the internationally recognised wetland. The guided walk includes insights and stories told by experienced NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service staff.

Outback Archies Exhibition September/October Outback Arts’ annual art prize and exhibition celebrates the colour, creativity and spirit of our communities across the Far West.

COONAMBLE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 84 Castlereagh Street, Coonamble 02 6827 1923 visitcoonamble.com.au

GULARGAMBONE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 28 Bourbah Street, Gulargambone 02 6825 1828

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Gilgandra Coo-ee Heritage Centre

Gilgandra Speedway

Relive the story of the original Coo-ee March depicting the journey of 35 men from Gilgandra to Sydney in 1915 marching to attract recruits for service in WW1. The March was estimated to be 300 men strong upon arrival in Sydney. The Coo-ee March Gallery includes artefacts of National significance, including the Union Jack carried by the marchers. 02 6817 8700

Monthly - 30 March, 28 April, 26 May High octane excitement at the Gilgandra Speedway! Family fun-filled and action packed racing events, 5kms from Gilgandra. Newell Highway.

Gilgandra Rural Museum

Gilgandra Easter Tractor Pull Easter Saturday, 31 March A fantastic family day out, with displays and demonstrations of vintage machinery, engines and tractors. Newell Highway.

Step back in time and experience Australia’s past preserved in the Museum’s collection of agricultural inventions and memorabilia. 02 6847 0806

Coo-ee Bronze Sculpture Pay a visit to the Coo-ee bronze sculpture in the Gilgandra CBD in the community plaza. Explore the shops and eateries of Miller Street. 02 6817 8700

Tooraweenah – the Southern Gateway to Warrumbungle National Park on Tourist Route 1 A tranquil rural village nestled in the foothills of the Warrumbungle National Park. With most of its early 20th Century buildings preserved and all of its country charm – Tooraweenah is the perfect place to relax before you continue on to the National Park. 02 6817 8700

Macanbar Emu Farm, Tooraweenah on Tourist Route 1 Stop in and explore the Emu Farm or pick up a unique emu product available from the onsite shop. Open every day (with the exception of some Wednesdays) from 10am to 4pm. 02 6825 4346

Gilgandra Jockey Club Inc 18 August, 31 December, 6 January 2019, 9 February 2019 Join our community for the perfect family outing at one of the popular race meetings held throughout the year. Racecourse Road.

Gilgandra CWA Market Day 1st Saturday of the month Get a taste of the local food and produce or take home a piece of unique local craft at our monthly markets on Miller Street.

100th anniversary of Gilgandra Presbyterian Flower Show 12 October 2018 marks the 100th annual Presbyterian flower show at Gilgandra Shire Hall with market stalls, music, a two course lunch, afternoon tea, and high tea – and an abundance of beautiful blooms!

GILGANDRA VISITOR CENTRE Gilgandra Coo-ee Heritage Centre, Coo-ee Memorial Park, Newell Highway 02 6817 8700 gilgandra.nsw.gov.au/community/tourism/visitors-centre

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EVENTS Narromine Gold Cup Mid August Join us for the finest in bush racing at Narromine’s premier horse racing event, including the popular Douglas Egan Memorial Race.

Narromine and District Agricultural Show 31 August One of the finest two day shows in western NSW, featuring exciting showjumping and horse events, rides for all ages and an impressive fireworks display.

Narromine Aviation Museum

Mungery Picnic Races

Experience nearly a century of aviation history in Australia’s oldest regional aero club’s collection of photographs, records, artefacts and aircraft hailing back to the days of ‘barnstormers’ and visitors like Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, Jean Batten and Arthur Butler, through wartime to today. 02 6889 7131

October Long Weekend Set on the banks of the Bogan River with one of the few dirt racing tracks still left on the NSW country picnic racing scene, Mungery’s bush atmosphere will be sure to keep all racing enthusiasts entertained. Buses are available from Narromine and you can purchase lunch from one of our catering vans or BYO picnic lunch.

Wungunja Cultural Centre Explore the local Wiradjuri culture and traditions through the collection of artefacts on display, including very rare carved trees. 0427 887 476

Main Street Narromine Experience warm country hospitality and enjoy a great range of local shopping experiences. Or just take some time out for a bite to eat at our local bakery or one of our cafes and restaurants.

Narromine Iris Farm Mel and Vas Roberts have transformed the old bull yards into the perfect spring destination with acres of tall bearded iris, gardens and lawn, as well as the new display of rocks, minerals, corals, shells, New Guinea artefacts and old wares. 02 6889 1885

Air Venture Australia Mid October An assortment of seminars, exhibitions and trade displays for air enthusiasts of all levels at the Narromine aerodrome. Underwing camping and accommodation adjacent to the aerodrome is available.

Macquarie Picnic Races Late December Join us in the small community of Trangie when the population swells from 800 to 3,000 as locals welcome visitors from all over the Nation to one of Australia’s premier picnic race events.

Glenn McGrath Statue Glenn McGrath AM, the Australian cricketing star, spent many of his younger years in Narromine – honing his accuracy by bowling at a fuel drum against his Dad’s shed. Pay a visit to the legend’s statue situated in Tom Perry Park.

NARROMINE AVIATION MUSEUM & VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Narromine Aerodrome, Mitchell Highway 02 6889 7131 narromineregion.com.au

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Bird Watching at the Macquarie Marshes

Warren Show

Take a fully catered coach tour to the Marshes and experience this unique ecosystem and its abundance of flora and fauna. The tour departs Dubbo and Warren (September/ October – weather permitting) and your guide will share the history of the local Indigenous people, early explorers, the river system and more. 1800 748 379

May/June Held annually at the Warren Showground, the Show is the perfect family fun day, with sheep shearing, dog jumping, art exhibition, fireworks, to sideshow alley and more. You are sure to find something for everyone amongst the array of events and exhibits.

Window on the Wetlands

Warren Polocrosse Carnival

Relax with a coffee and snack from the Kookaburra Kiosk while you enjoy the art gallery and information on the region’s environment, culture and heritage. Explore the Tiger Bay Wetlands beside the centre and immerse yourself in the landscape along the walking trails. 02 6847 3720

July/August Experience the speed of polo, the strategy of netball and the toughness of rugby all wrapped up in the one sport of Polocrosse. The annual Carnival weekend offers an entertaining experience for the whole family.

Nevertire Family Muster September The perfect day out for all ages, featuring horse sports, team penning, dog jumping, market stalls, kids activities and of course the highly competitive lawnmower racing!

Cotton Cup Race Meeting 11 November One of Warren’s feature racing events attracting visitors from near and far to experience country racing! Usually held on the first Sunday after the Melbourne Cup.

Twilight Race Meeting Shopping in Warren Unwind with a stroll down Dubbo Street for some retail therapy in a great range of speciality shops offering gifts, homewares, jewellery and fashion items.

14 December Thousands travel to Warren annually for this much anticipated Friday evening event. Enjoy the magic of country racing and the pre-Christmas excitement during this Friday evening race meeting.

Wine Tasting For an authentic taste of the wine of the Warren region and a delightful stroll through their boutique vineyard, make an appointment to visit Tilley’s Wines on the banks of the Macquarie River. 0419 248 690

Country Pubs Break up your journey with a stop in one of our local hotels for a refreshing drink, delicious meal and some quality country hospitality. Collie Hotel 02 6847 9119 and Nevertire Hotel 02 6847 6234

WARREN VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 6 Burton Street, Warren 02 6847 6665 warren.nsw.gov.au

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Siding Spring Observatory and Nightsky Tours

Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival

Visit The Exploratory Centre and the AAT, Australia’s largest optical telescope and pick up a treat at the Dome Cafe and gift shop. For a total astronomy immersion book into a night viewing activity at Warrumbungle or Milroy Observatories. Learn about Dark Energy, the nature of Space Time and the importance of a Dark Sky. 02 6842 6363

1 - 4 March Experience a classic bush poetry event. Featuring a Walk Up section, Poet’s Slam and performers of all ages. Offering guided tours, dinner, stalls and other entertainment throughout the weekend.

Warrumbungle National Park

18 - 27 May Featuring an annual competition with more than $11,000 in prize money, and a variety of artworks on exhibition or try your hand at various workshops. Don’t miss Opening Night for entertainment and prize winner announcements.

This is Australia’s First Dark Sky Park! Take a gentle walk along easy access trails or hike the mapped walking tracks – like the majestic Breadknife, rated one of Australia’s Top 10 Walks. Camping with powered sites is available, with hot showers and a dump point. 02 6825 4364

Pilliga Pottery and Barkala Farm Watch artisans at work creating unique terracotta pottery with stained glass effects featuring Australian wildflowers and fauna. Try your hand at pottery under the guidance of talented artists. Have a tasty treat in the Blue Wren Cafe or relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Barkala Farm with alternative styled accommodation. 02 6842 2239

Coolah Tops National Park Another of Mother Nature’s secrets, Coolah Tops has it all. With fabulous views, easy walks or harder trails to explore. Marvel at the views across the vast Liverpool Plains and the cascading waters at Pandora Falls. Camping available and pre booked timber workers’ huts provide undercover accommodation. 02 6377 1241

Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre This environmentally sustainable centre tells the story of the Pilliga. You too can discover the area’s hidden secrets, its Indigenous and European history, and the conservation and wildlife values via an interactive exhibition for the whole family. Be sure to ask about and visit the nearby Sculptures in the Scrub (an open air gallery) and The Sandstone Caves in the Pilliga Nature Reserve. 02 6843 4011

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North West Equestrian Expo 1 - 5 June The largest Pony Club event outside the Sydney Royal Easter Show, attracting students from across Australia. This school team event features dressage, cross country, polocrosse and team penning with new events introduced annually.

Starfest October Long Weekend Join us and visiting astronomers for Science in the Pub on Friday night, Open Day at Siding Spring on Saturday – lectures and visit sites normally out of bounds to visitors, attend the Bok Lecture on Sunday. A whole weekend of starry fun!

Coolah Veterans Touch Football Carnival 3 - 4 November Celebrating 25 years, a weekend of touch footy fun for players over 30 not to be missed. With entertainment for the whole family, including kids’ activities and a Fancy Dress event on Saturday Night at the Sports Club.

COONABARABRAN VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Newell Highway, Coonabarabran 02 6849 2144 warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au/2016-tourism/home/home

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FREEDOM

Dubbo, Wellington and the Great Western Plains is a magnet for freedom travellers, ready to explore and discover. Unhitch the van, connect with fellow travellers and enjoy the conveniences of one of our caravan parks or enjoy the solitude of one of the many camping sites in the region. You can easily wile away an afternoon fishing, kayaking or just enjoying the peaceful sights and sounds of the Aussie bush. There truly is nothing quite like the feeling of settling in to a secluded natural escape to relax and unwind. Caravan parks and camp sites are situated in some superb locations across the Great Western Plains and provide options for a true holiday adventure, allowing you to stretch your holiday budget further and not compromise on your holiday experience.

No matter which direction you point your compass, Dubbo, Wellington and the Great Western Plains offer an authentic holiday experience for freespirited travellers.

Explore the great outdoors, discover our unique history and immerse yourself in stories and tales of our pioneers. Find out all you need to know about visiting our region, including services available throughout the Great Western Plains, go to dubbo.com.au

B & C CARAVAN SERVICE • • • • • • • •

Hayman Reece towbars Licensed LP Gas Fitters Secondhand van sales Insurance repairs Electric brakes Caravan/towing accessories Box trailers Air conditioning.

149A Fitzroy Street, Dubbo p (02) 6881 8877 e info@bnccaravanservice.com

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PINECREST BOARDING KENNELS AND CATTERY Award winning generator and engine powered equipment specialists. For great deals on new equipment, specialist repairs and servicing, or just the best advice. Monday – Friday 8am-5pm. Saturday 8am-1pm.

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Pinecrest is a family-run business owned and operated for almost two decades by Kerry and Jackie Paul. • 19 years’ experience in the personal care and attention of family pets • Excellent and clean facilities • Day, short or long term stays • Care provide for dog, cats and alternative pets • Permanently staffed • Specialising in doggy day care R • Current vaccinations required. BOA DING K ST PINEC RE

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BRISBANE 60 MIN

BROKEN HILL 80 MIN NEWCASTLE 50 MIN

DUBBO SYDNEY 50 MIN

CANBERRA 55 MIN MELBOURNE 60 MIN

LET’S FLY DIRECT TO DUBBO! Four major airlines offering over 200 weekly flights connecting the Dubbo region with Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Broken Hill. Charter flights available. Sydney is a short 50 minute flight and is offered daily via Qantaslink and Regional Express. FlyPelican will get you direct to Dubbo from Newcastle or Canberra in under an hour, whilst Jetgo flies direct from Brisbane or Melbourne. Connections to Broken Hill are offered via Regional Express Airlines with aircraft taking flight nine times a week. No car. No problem. Dubbo has a choice of five hire car companies and is serviced by a fleet of 22 taxis, including wheelchair accessible vehicles. The region’s award-winning airport offers comfortable, modern lounge areas, designated work stations, free Wi-Fi, a children’s play area and the added convenience of cafe and bar facilities.

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VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES With a friendly smile and a wealth of information, the teams at the region’s Visitor Information Centres have everything you need to know. The friendly staff at Dubbo and Wellington are always happy to point you in the right direction, suggest some great things to do, even share some local secrets to ensure you get the most from your great big adventure.

DUBBO VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Corner of Macquarie Street and Newell Highway, Dubbo 1800 674 443 dubbo.com.au FB.COM/DUBBOCITY

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• Brochures, maps and souvenirs • Coffee and tea facilities plus refreshments (Dubbo)

@DUBBOCITY TWEET #SMILEDUBBO

• Charging station for hand-held devices (Dubbo) • Public toilets • Free Wi-Fi • Alfresco deck (Dubbo) • Playground in park surrounds • Water station for you and your furry friends • Local insights from friendly staff and volunteers

WELLINGTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Nanima Crescent, Cameron Park, Wellington 1800 621 614 visitwellington.com.au FB.COM/WELLINGTONNSW @WELLINGTONNSW OR SHARE YOUR PHOTOS #SCENEINWELLO

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Sun soaked days packed with heart pumping fun await you in Wellington. Feel your adrenaline spike on the water, deep underground or trying to touch the sky atop a mountain. Nature is your playground, whatever adventure you’re chasing you’ll find it in Wellington, NSW.

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Dubbo and Wellington Visitor Guide  

Ultimate guide to Dubbo, Wellington and the Great Western Plains in New South Wales for visitors or visiting friends and relatives.

Dubbo and Wellington Visitor Guide  

Ultimate guide to Dubbo, Wellington and the Great Western Plains in New South Wales for visitors or visiting friends and relatives.