Whether you're hosting the grandkids for the school holidays, a herd of extended family for a reunion or your mates from uni on a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway - you can treat your visiting friends and family to a holiday experience they'll never forget.

It's time to be a hometown hero and share the great treasure trove of local gems our City has to offer - from the wide open spaces of Taronga Western Plains Zoo to the pitch-black confines of the Old Dubbo Gaol, a wealth of adventure is waiting.

Where can I get mates rates?

A number of attractions and activities across the Region are ready to reward you for being a hometown ambassador and showcasing Dubbo, Wellington and the surrounding villages to your visiting friends and family. As a local resident you can access free or discounted entry at the following attractions (conditions apply).

Taronga Western Plains Zoo - Mates Rates Program
Old Dubbo Gaol - Inmates Program

Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine


What can we do in the Region?

Grab your friends and family and tuck into a non-stop feast of discovery, adventure and entertainment. Explore the Region's range of over 25 attractions and activities:

Visit our attractions
Discover the range of activities
Explore museums, art and culture
Take a guided tour
Get outdoors and explore nature
Go shopping

What can we do for free?

Our City has plenty of fantastic attractions and activities that don't cost a cent, if this is the tenth time you've hosted friends and family lately and you just want to go somewhere quiet where you can relax you may want to try:

Dubbo Action Sport Precinct
Dubbo Art and Craft Society
Dubbo CBD Crime & Justice Trail
Dubbo CBD Society & Culture Trail
Dubbo City Heritage Walk
Dubbo Farmer's Markets
Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens
Dubbo Rotunda Markets
Elston Water Park
"Livvi's Place" Playground
Macquarie Valley Trails
Powter Park BMX Track
Red Earth Estate
Savannah Visitor Plaza and Free Access Area
Terramungamine Rock Grooves
Tombstone Estate
Tracker Riley Cycleway
Western Plains Cultural Centre

Where should we eat?

Need to replenish and recharge? Show off Dubbo's dining hot spots to your friends and family and let them sink their teeth into an array of local dishes that will leave their tastebuds reeling.

Discover Dubbo's foodie scene and indulge.

Where can they stay?

Can't wait to catch up with your friends and family but your place is just a little bit to small? Or maybe they're coming in droves for a big reunion? Dubbo has more than 70 accommodation providers and over 4,500 beds to suit every budget, ranging from 5 star B&B's through to pub stay options.

Browse the range of accommodation

What's On?

Check out our Region's events calendar and find our what's on these school holidays. Encourage your friends and family to join you at any one of the Region's unique events - from lantern parades, farmers markets, live music and street performers, to fun runs, river paddles and major spectator sports - they'll be spoilt for choice.   

Need more information?

Planning a visit for your family and feeling a little unsure? Ask the friendly team at the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre. The staff are equipped with the knowledge and contacts to set your visitors up for a trip to remember.

Dubbo Visitor Information Centre
Corner Newell Highway and Macquarie Street
Dubbo NSW 2830

Phone: (02) 6801 4450
Email: tourism@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

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