Tips for a Safe and Fun Trip to Dubbo

Tips for a Safe and Fun Trip to Dubbo

Get the most out of this great destination as restrictions ease

As the current round of COVID-19 restrictions ends there are heaps of fun and exciting things to do in Dubbo.  Find out how you can maximise your trip to Dubbo as you read along!

Travelling to Dubbo from Greater Sydney

Starting November 18, residents of the Greater Sydney area who are fully vaccinated can travel to regional New South Wales cities like Dubbo. Unlike before, fully vaccinated individuals can plan a trip for a recreational visit without registering their travel. Children under 16 years of age can also visit Dubbo if their fully vaccinated guardians accompany them.

As always, the COVID-19 checks are still in place. Proof of vaccine may be required, and establishments in Dubbo may refuse those who cannot show proof of vaccine.  It is important to note that visitors arriving in New South Wales from areas of concern must complete a self-declaration form and may be required to get tested for COVID-19. For more details on NSW border restrictions, visit the New South Wales page.

Tips for Fun Dubbo Trips

Tips for Fun Dubbo Trips

When planning a trip to Dubbo, the first thing you should do is book Dubbo NSW accommodation, such as The Palms Motel, Dubbo, and prepare your itinerary. Dubbo is a vibrant city with numerous sights. The only way to see as many sights as possible is to prepare your schedule in advance and book centrally located accommodation in Dubbo. To help you make your plans, here are some tips for a fun NSW trip:

Enjoy the ride

The journey to Dubbo from Sydney can be fun too! It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Dubbo from Sydney by land and the journey is well worth the time. Observe the sights on the way to Dubbo and play the music you like. The journey has a picturesque view. Enjoy the ride with your friends and family as you take on the road to Dubbo.

Plan your itinerary

There are numerous sights to see in Dubbo, but, without a well-planned itinerary, you can end up spending too much time in one area. This may lead you to cancel plans in other places of interest.

Start by listing out all the places you want to go to and identifying which ones you want to visit. Then, make a schedule for your visits. That way, you can allocate enough time for each place you want to see within your trip schedule.

Choose centrally located Dubbo NSW accommodation

Trips are a lot of fun and potentially exhausting. One of the best ways to combat tiredness during your trip is by selecting well-placed accommodation. Your accommodation in Dubbo should be near the areas you want to visit. At the same time, it should ideally be beside establishments where you can purchase your necessities.

Look up The Palms Motel Dubbo— a comfortable accommodation fit for family and friends. From there you can easily walk to restaurants, do main street shopping, or visit a range of coffee shops during your downtime.

Which places should you visit in Dubbo

Which places should you visit in Dubbo?

Dubbo is a treasure trove of natural sights. You can get lost in trying to scour the whole city for the best places to visit but, to help you narrow down your choices, here are some of the most popular places people go to while in Dubbo:

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

This is one of Dubbo’s most popular attractions and home to over 4,000 animals, including rare animals like king cheetahs. The zoo is a vast sanctuary—you will need at least a whole day to get around its 5.5km circuit. So, whether you are with children or going with your friends, this is definitely a memorable place to go.

Old Dubbo Gaol

The Old Dubbo Gaol is a must-see, if sombre, heritage site. Nestled at the main street of Dubbo, this was in operation for 119 years until 1966. This site represents one of the most powerful yet dark moments in the history of Australian prisons. On this site, you’ll get to see the largest collection of hangman ropes in Australia. The Old Dubbo Gaol tour also offers a night and theatrical experience that will give a lasting impression.

Wellington and Lake Burrendong

This waterway is perfect for those who want freshwater sports activities. If you want to go kayaking, water skiing, or fishing, this is the place to be. You can also spend time at the Elston Park Water Park or the Aquatic Leisure Centre for a fun experience with the kids.

Trails and Tracks

If you are interested in exploring mountain bike trails or walking tracks, Mount Arthur Reserve is an excellent place to go. The Tracker Riley Cycleway is also a nice place to spend time in, especially since it allows you to cycle by the river to the zoo.

Are there any restrictions on activities in Dubbo, NSW

Are there any restrictions on activities in Dubbo, NSW?

Since November 2021, the government eased the restrictions on recreational activities for fully vaccinated individuals. Here are some of the guidelines you should know if you’re planning to travel to Dubbo:

  • No capacity limits for major entertainment facilities and recreational areas anymore.
  • No limits to the number of people who can spend time on a property.
  • No booking limits for hospitality facilities like restaurants and hotels.

However, there is a limit of 1 person per 2 square metres of indoor and outdoor facilities in New South Wales.

Book Your Accommodation in Dubbo at The Palms Motel Dubbo

Book Your Accommodation in Dubbo at The Palms Motel Dubbo

The Palms Motel offers comfortable Dubbo accommodation to leisure and corporate travellers. If you want to stay in a centrally located motel with easy access to numerous places of interest, this is the Dubbo NSW accommodation to be.

Are you planning a trip to Dubbo soon? Rooms run out fast. Contact us on +61 2 6881 8155 or 1800 185 322 for reservations or send your enquiries to bookings@tpmd.com.au today. The Palms Motel, Dubbo – Comfortable accommodation for families and business travellers alike.

Enjoy an Amazing stay with us!