Things to Do

Things to Do


Browse what’s on this weekend, and more things to do in Dubbo this month. Whether you’re looking for something to do while visiting, or a local who wants to know a special event today, Visit the Event Calendar to see the list. 

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Things to Do in Dubbo (Australia) - The Palms Motel Dubbo
Things to Do in Dubbo (Australia) - The Palms Motel Dubbo
*Image courtesy of Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world and consists of free access Visitor Plaza and a 6km circuit that meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits.

Wander the unique collection of 19th century buildings and artefacts and learn the stories of prison life. Catch a theatrical performance or guided tour, or during the school holidays experience a Twilight or Beyond The Grave tour.



Western Plains Cultural Centre, a state-of-the-art facility boasting a gallery, museum and modern café, is Dubbo’s creative soul. The Centre offers a rich program of high quality exhibitions and installations by local and visiting artists.

Discover Dubbo’s pioneer history at this 1840s homestead. Enjoy picturesque gardens, café/art gallery, experience a guided tour.

See the wonderful work of this Australian aviation icon at the Visitor Education Centre. Read the stories, learn the history, watch the film and browse the shop.

Explore the night sky in the 2nd largest Observatory in Australia for the general public, including our new, large 17-inch telescope. Astrophotography (BYO SLR camera) $55 per camera.

This state-of-the art venue is the ideal setting for a range of events and performances. Housing a 500-seat tiered theatre and 75-seat auditorium, enjoy local performances and some of the best national touring shows.

Experience DUBBO REgion

On offer at the Cobra Street Cottage are works of art together with a selection of patchwork, porcelain painting, silvercraft, spinning and weaving and wood-turning by local artists.

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.

The Dubbo Stampede is New South Wales’ longest running (please excuse the pun) running festival with events that take place through a working zoo.

Enjoy an Amazing stay with us!