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What should I know before visiting Dubbo?
Transport from Dubbo City Regional Airport (DBO)
The best way to get from Dubbo City Regional Airport (DBO) to your hotel is with a metered taxi. Drivers wait outside of the arrivals terminal to meet all flights to Dubbo, and a one-way trip usually costs $20AUD.
Plan to spend two days at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
If the whole family is boarding flights to Dubbo, schedule in two days at the city's famous zoo. With so much to see such as keeper talks, Pride Lands Patrol, zoofaris and admission for two days included in a one-day ticket, it makes sense to maximise your time here.
What are the top tips for travelling with children to Dubbo?
Looking for something unique to do with your flights to Dubbo that the whole family will love? Take them to the Wellington Caves. Located south of the city, you'll need to hire a car from Dubbo City Regional Airport (DBO) or one of the rental agents in town to get here. When you arrive, you can join a tour which will let you see mammal fossils that are between 30,000 to four million years old! Some of the highlights include the Cathedral Cave, Gaden Cave and the Phosphate Mine. Tours of these caves take place at different times throughout the day, but it's a good idea to plan ahead and choose the caves you want to see in advance, so you don't miss out.
Old Dubbo Gaol
The Old Dubbo Gaol has a guided tour that is great for families buying airfare to Dubbo. The tours can be changed according to the age of children in the group. As you walk around the goal, the guide will tell you stories of some of its infamous prisoners as well as the various escape attempts. For teenagers and adults with return flights to Dubbo, you can book a night tour where you'll use EMF readers to search for ghosts.
Inflatable World is a kids paradise. It's a giant room full of jumping castles and obstacle courses sure to keep children of all hours entertained. If you've found yourself with a rainy day while in Dubbo or the kids need to burn off some steam, bring them here and relax with a cup of coffee. If your flights to Dubbo fall over the school term, take note that Inflatable World is only open on the weekends. If you're headed away on tickets to Dubbo with the family over the school holidays, it's open every day.
Traditional Wiradjuri Culture
One of the best parts about buying flights to Dubbo for your kids is that you can teach them about other cultures. The Traditional Wiradjuri Culture is a wonderful place to learn about the indigenous people of the region and reflect on the history of Australia.
For an early morning activity, take the whole family down to the Macquarie River. Bring your breakfast to have a picnic on the riverbank, or hire a kayak and let the river’s current take you along the water for a few hours. There's also a Macquarie River Walk, one of the best free things to do in Dubbo; it begins at the bottom of Tamworth Street.
What's on in Dubbo?
Dubbo Regional Entertainment Arts & Music Festival
The Dubbo Regional Entertainment Arts & Music Festival, also known as DREAM, is a highlight of the city's events calendar. In 2019, more than 22,000 attended the festival which celebrates creativity. Look out for cheap flights to Dubbo in October so you can watch the lantern parades, shop at the markets, enter art competitions and take in traditional Aboriginal dances.
For one night in February, the Old Dubbo Gaol plays host to the Prohibition event. Book your return flights to Dubbo and discover the hidden bars and plenty of food to celebrate the occasion. Tickets usually cost $60 AUD, and there are live musical performances by some of the top musicians in the city.
Under Western Skies
Under Western Skies is one of the newest musical festivals in Dubbo. It had a sell-out debut in 2019 and is scheduled for a repeat performance in March 2020. Book your tickets to Dubbo so you can get involved to celebrate the music and art of the Central West. As well as the music performances, there are kid-friendly activities, food trucks, craft beer, art and stalls selling all kinds of trinkets.