Discover the unexpected. Welcome to Dubbo City.  Dubbo City with a comfortable resident population of 38 000, performs the vital role as the key retail and service centre to an area of almost a third of the state. For the visitor to Dubbo the large scale and high standard of services and facilities is quite unexpected but well received. Dubbo's popularity is internationally acclaimed as home to the greatest open range zoo in the world – Western Plains Zoo - featuring over 1000 animals from around the globe.  Upon arrival in downtown Dubbo cruise along the boulevard of motels or retreat to a winery chateau, a 5 star B & B or perhaps submerge in the suds of a cabin spa. With over 3,500 beds on offer there is something for everyone's taste and budget.  Dubbo City is the very popular half way interlude on the Newell Highway between Melbourne and Brisbane. Just four hours via the Golden Highway from Newcastle and a cool four hours from the ACT. Touring by car from Sydney via Mudgee or Orange is just five hours.

Geographic Location

412km north-west of Sydney

Population

Approximately 38,000

Climate

Temperate

Summer: 17 to 33°C
Winter: 3 to 17°C

Rainfall
584.8mm

Major Attractions

Western Plains Zoo, Jedda Boomerangs, Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo Museum, Dundullial Homestead, The Dubbo Observatory