Attractions and Activities
Here at the Dubbo Rhino Lodge we can provide you with all the information needed on “What to do” and “What to see” in Dubbo and its surrounding areas.
TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS ZOO
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is open all year round, home to over 1,000 animals living in spacious open range enclosures.
The option to drive, walk or cycle at your own pace or join a guided tour or listen to talks by the keepers.
OLD DUBBO GAOL
Old Dubbo Gaol is a fully restored 1800’s goal that brings to life stories and atmosphere of penal history through animatronics and hologram exhibits.
The Shoyoen Sister City Garden was a gift from Dubbo’s Sister City Minokamo in Japan.
The history and concept of the garden began in 1998. Excavation work started in March 2002 and the garden was opened on the 23rd November 2002 – the 153rd anniversary of the founding of Dubbo and 13 years after the establishment of ‘Sister City relations’ between Minokamo and Dubbo.
The Wellington Caves are located 8km south of Wellington NSW. Guided tours are available to the Cathedral Cave, Gaden Cave and the Phosphate Mine.
Be amazed by the beautiful calcite crystal formations like stalagmites, stalactites, columns, flowstones and coral.
Whilst touring the Phosphate Mine, visitors will be enthralled by the story of the mine and the megafauna bones it secretly holds within its muddy walls.
At the Dubbo Observatory you can view the planets, stars, and galaxies through telescopes at night including our new large 17″ telescope.
Be informed and entertained with the 75 minute program that commences with a presentation by local astronomer, Peter Starr, then venture out into the night sky and view the stars through the telescopes.
Astrophotography is also available with select camera brands. A gift shop is available where you can purchase astronomy books and gifts.
Dundullimal is Australia’s oldest timber slab homestead and Dubbo’s oldest building open to the public. Built in the early 1840s Dundullimal is a finely crafted, rustic home with its interior remarkably sophisticated for its time.
The property reflects the essential elements of rural life on a large, isolated property during the nineteenth century.
Set on 4 hectares Dundullimal is surrounded by farmland but only 5 minutes from Dubbo city centre (2km past the Western Plains Zoo).
ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR EXPERIENCE
Touch down into the world of heroic doctors, nurses, pilots and outback communities. Live each moment as we deliver urgent medical care across a 7.69 million square km ‘waiting room’ – the Australian outback.
See through the eyes of unique outback characters and communities. Experience their stories and challenges across the vast Australian remote areas – as if you’re right there.
There are many more attractions to see in Dubbo. Fun for all the family, just enquire with our friendly reception staff to find out more about cruises, wineries, galleries, gardens and exploring the various entertainment Dubbo has to offer or visit Dubbo Tourism.