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Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is one of the top attractions in Dubbo. It's a fantastic afternoon adventure for families buying flights to Dubbo. You can spend a few hours looking at a wide variety of endangered animals such as lemurs, big cats, rhinos and elephants. For travellers with more time, you can also sign up to take part in a range of activities, including feeding a giraffe or meeting the local meerkat population. If you don't want to rush and see everything in one day, you can buy tickets that are valid for two consecutive days.
Old Dubbo Gaol
For history buffs buying flights to Dubbo, you'll want to add the Old Dubbo Gaol to your itinerary. It's been around since the 1800s, and the exhibitions help to bring Australia's pioneering history to life. Your tour around the gaol will include tales of ghost sightings, and you'll get to experience solitary confinement. The gaol has also recreated the living conditions of inmates, and you can view real prison records.
Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse
Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse is only a short drive from Dubbo city centre, making it an easy attraction to visit once your flights to Dubbo have landed. Inside, you'll have more than 3,000 bottles that contain messages, photos, toys and treasures. Other interesting exhibitions include a heritage collection of old sewing machines, jugs, bikes and blacksmith tools. Young children will love exploring the fairy garden, and there's a ‘gumnut walk’ if you want to see the western Australian flowering eucalypts. It's a great outing for families booking plane tickets to Dubbo!
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
If you can, you should see a show at the Dubbo Regional Theatre while you're in town. The building features a 500-seat tiered theatre, and it hosts some of the best local performances as well as nationally touring shows. If you need an excuse to buy return flights to Dubbo, use one of the shows or a convention as a reason to visit!
Best Time To Visit on Cheap Flights to Dubbo
Dubbo experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, making it a great city to visit whenever you can. However, the optimal time to visit is usually late winter and spring. You'll miss the summer crowds, and you can enjoy milder temperatures. If you book flights to Dubbo in October, you'll be in time for the annual DREAM (Dubbo Regional Entertainment Arts and Music) Festival. It's one of the city's top events, and it attracts visitors from all over Australia.
As a result, prices for airfare to Dubbo will increase around this period. If you're planning on buying flights to Dubbo for a safari holiday at Taronga Western Plains, book your trip between late August and November. The cooler temperatures will make it easier to spend hours outside looking at all the different animals. Plus, you'll have an easy time finding cheap flights to Dubbo as those months are a shoulder season for the city. You can also expect lower rates at the city's top hotels.
Cafes and Restaurants
Press is one of the best breakfast spots in Dubbo. If your flights to Dubbo arrive in the early morning or you're up at the crack of dawn for a safari experience, stop by here for their deluxe bacon, blue cheese and avocado roll.
Before your flights to Dubbo land, book a table at Veldt and experience a delicious dinner at one of Dubbo's top eateries. The service here is top-notch, and you can expect beautifully-presented dishes that taste as good as they look.
Public Transport and How to Get Around
Once your flights to Dubbo arrive at Dubbo City Regional Airport (DBO), the best way to get to your hotel is to take a taxi. You'll find the drivers waiting outside of the arrivals terminal, or you can book a driver before you arrive. A one-way trip from Dubbo City Regional Airport (DBO) to the city centre will cost on average $20 AUD.
If you want more freedom getting around Dubbo during your holiday, you should hire a car. While you book your flights to Dubbo with Webjet, you can choose your vehicle at the same time, or you can see what's available at Dubbo City Regional Airport (DBO) when you arrive.
There is a local bus service called Dubbo Buslines that you can use to get around the city and to nearby destinations. You'll need to check their website for their latest timetables to see which routes will be in operation when you're in town. A trip between sections one and two will cost $2.40 AUD per person, and a daily ticket with unlimited rides is $7.20.
When is The Best Time to Visit Dubbo?
The most popular time to visit Dubbo is in summer. From December to February, the weather is warm, reaching highs of 33°C. If you're planning your trip during this period, make sure you book flights and accommodation well in advance. Prices skyrocket during these months and hotels fill up fast.
If you want similar weather to the summer months without the price tag, come to Dubbo in spring. From September to November, the days average around 30°C and the crowds have yet to arrive. You'll have better luck finding deals on flights and hotels have yet to raise their prices to meet the high season demand.
Fall (March to May) and winter (June to August) are the quietest times of year to visit Dubbo. Rain is also rare making it a great time for outdoor activities without the heat of the summer months. If you book a few weeks in advance, you'll be able to find discounts on hotels, and you'll have the city's attractions to yourself.
Airports in Dubbo
Dubbo Airport (also known as Dubbo City Airport) is located in New South Wales, Australia. It operates domestic flights to Canberra, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Cobar and Broken Hill. The airport is served by FlyPelican, JetGo, Eastern Australia Airlines and Regional Express.
Getting To and From Dubbo Airport
There are no public transport options to and from Dubbo Airport.
The best way to get into town is to hire a metered taxi. A trip into the CBD costs AUD 12, and you'll find drivers waiting outside the arrivals terminal.
If you want more freedom getting around Dubbo, hire a car. There are five rental companies to choose from in the arrivals terminal.