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Aboriginal Artwork, Photo Gecko Photographics
Aboriginal Artwork, Photo Gecko Photographics
Antelopes, in the  Zoo. Gecko Photographics
Antelopes, in the Zoo. Gecko Photographics
Old Dubbo Gaol, Pip Blackwood. Tourism NSW
Old Dubbo Gaol, Pip Blackwood. Tourism NSW
Western plains Zoo, Tourism new South Wales
Western plains Zoo, Tourism new South Wales
Abercrombie Caves, Tourism New South Wales
Abercrombie Caves, Tourism New South Wales
Dundullimal Homestead. Photo Susan Wright
Dundullimal Homestead. Photo Susan Wright
Post Office in Dubbo, Tourism New South Wales
Post Office in Dubbo, Tourism New South Wales
Western Plain Zoo, Tourism New South Wales
Western Plain Zoo, Tourism New South Wales

Dubbo Information

Dubbo in New South Wales is a very large inland town with about 32,000 people and is a major road and freight hub to other parts on New South Wales. Dubbo is known as a large agricultural town with a large Lamb export industry.

The first permanent European settler in Dubbo was Robert Dulhunty in the 1830ís. A very wealthy citizen in his time, Dulhunty occupied a property known as Dubbo station. In 1840 another settler named John Maugham built the Dundullimal Homestead farmhouse. Today the homestead is the oldest in New South Wales and it open to visitors and tourists.

Tourism is also a significant and growing industry and Dubbo is home to the famous open range Taronga Western Plains Zoo. The Zoo is home to several endangered animals including the white, black and Indian Rhinoceros. The zoo provides and excellent atmosphere and a great place to visit.

The Old Dubbo Gaol in the middle of town on Macquarie Street is another great attraction to see. Opened in 1871 it was Dubboís second lockup replacing earlier lockups built in 1847. The Gaol officially closed in 1966 and caused controversy in 1973 when at one point it was scheduled to be demolished for new office buildings. Public outcry ensured survival and today itís a hot tourist attraction.

Architecture in Dubbo is another drawcard for people to visit. There are fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian style buildings throughout town. Some of the best to see is the courthouse and the Lands Building.

There are also some great events and shows not to miss. Every year in April is the agricultural show, which is the main event for Dubbo. The National Steer Show and the Dubbo City Eisteddfod are also well worthwhile taking a look at.

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Giraffes at Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Photo Jann Tuxford, Tourism NSW
Giraffes at Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Photo Jann Tuxford, Tourism NSW
Brisbane Street in the Centre of Dubbo, Gecko Photographics, Tourism NSW
Brisbane Street in the Centre of Dubbo, Gecko Photographics, Tourism NSW