Dubbo river and sun
Macquarie River, Dubbo


Home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo is a thriving regional centre in New South Wales. Affectionately known as ‘the city of smiles’, it’s the perfect place to sample regional produce, explore streets lined with colonial architecture or settle into a charming cafe. Discover the highlights in the Dubbo region.

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Places to stay

Visit, play and stay in Dubbo - one of regional Australia’s favourite holiday destinations for families. The town has some of the best family-friendly accommodation options including motel inns, country apartments with large rooms, restaurants and wi-fi - perfect to relax after a day exploring the wild Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Want to wake up to the soothing sounds of the animals and watch the sunrise in the wild? Book one of the Zoofari Lodges or Savvanah cabins at the zoo to watch giraffe, ostrich and antelope from your deck on the edge of a savannah.

For adults travelling child-free, corporate or leisure guests will relish a stay at one of the boutique properties centrally located in town. Our pick is the recently renovated Best Western Blue Gum Motel with all the luxuries of a big city hotel with excellent small town hospitality. 

Things to do

The Western Plains Zoo, recognised as one of the greatest zoos in Australia is the perfect way to spend the day in Dubbo. Immersed in native bushland, you can admire African lions, elephants, Sumatran tigers, meerkats and koalas in the open enclosures. Walk, ride a bike or drive a kart around the six kilometre circuit, or if you’re on short of time, visit the free Savannah Visitor Plaza for a fantastic view of the primate islands, children’s playground and souvenir store.

Dubbo is surrounded by picturesque countryside, national parks and villages oozing with rustic charm - so venture beyond the city and discover the heart of country New South Wales.

Follow the road north-east from town and breathe in the fresh air at Warrumbungle National Park. Popular for bushwalking, this remote region is considered Australia’s only dark-sky park and is the perfect place for stargazing.

Take the Newell Highway south-west and in around ninety minutes you’ll reach the town of Parkes - home to the Parkes Radio Telescope which famously assisted the Apollo moon landing and is open to visitors seven days a week.


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Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo
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Giraffes at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: + The number of destinations is correct as at 25 January 2024 but is subject to change.

Disclaimer: #You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.