Dubbo Accommodation When Visiting Dundullimal Homestead

Dundullimal Homestead

If you have a love of Australian history and historical buildings, then Dundullimal Homestead is a must-see for anyone visiting the Dubbo region.

Currently under the careful curatorship of the National Trust of NSW, Dundullimal Homestead is believed to be Australia’s oldest surviving sophisticated slab house and the oldest surviving building in Dubbo that is open to the public.

The homestead was built in the early 1840s, along with a timber church, shed and sandstone stables, to serve as the head station of a 6,500-hectare squatting run – that is, a portion of open land (usually crown grazing land), beyond the limits of settlement, that was claimed by a ‘squatter’. Squatters were graziers who essentially took hold of the land illegally, using it as grazing land for their sheep.

The house itself is finely crafted, though not a grand home, however it is considered to be rather sophisticated for the period and location in which it was built. The more traditional stables complex contains the essential buildings that would have been required by a remote working property in the mid-19th century, including a sunken cool room and stores room, coach room and blacksmith’s forge.

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Dubbo Accommodation When Visiting Dundullimal Homestead

Information about Dundullimal Homestead

Dundullimal Homestead is located at 23L Obley Road, Dubbo (1.5km past Taronga Western Plains Zoo) – a short 6.6km, 9 minute drive from The Palms Motel Dubbo.

The homestead is open Tuesdays to Fridays, 11am – 3pm (with last admittance at 2pm). To maintain safer social distancing, visitors are asked to pre-purchase tickets for a timed entry. Dundullimal offers informative group tours, as well as running education tours for school groups.

Due to COVID restrictions, the café that previously operated out of the homestead’s machinery shed is currently closed, but the gift shop remains open and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds.

Affordable accommodation near Dundullimal Homestead

After soaking up some of Australia’s colonial history at Dundullimal Homestead, and getting a feel for the difficulties of life on an isolated Australian property in the mid-1800s, you’ll enjoy returning to The Palms Motel Dubbo knowing that you have a comfortable room with all the modern conveniences awaiting you.

Centrally located in downtown Dubbo, The Palms Motel Dubbo has an affordable range of king and queen rooms with comfortable beds, flat screen TV with Foxtel Sports, Netflix and Stan, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, luxurious towels and bedding, and 24-hour room service. Not to mention, access to an outdoor salt-water pool, free on-site parking, 24-hour check-in and a host of other features.

If you would like to book accommodation near Dundullimal Homestead, give The Palms Motel Dubbo a call on 02 6881 8155, email us at bookings@tpmd.com.au or book directly on our website.


Staying at The Palms Motel Dubbo, you will be close to the Dubbo attractions and activities, shops, restaurants and bars.

Air-Conditioned Rooms

Restaurant Chargeback Facilities

Foxtel TV – Movies & Sports

BBQ Facilities


All Rooms Non-Smoking

Outdoor Salt-water Pool

Keyless Door Lock System

Free Car Parking

Breakfast Tray Service To Your Door

Central CBD Location

24 hour Check-In

Free NBN Fast WiFi

Enjoy an Amazing stay with us!