Destination guide

Experience Dubbo in holiday homes to rent

Located in the heart of the majestic Macquarie, Dubbo is a vibrant city with wonderful museums, gorgeous gardens, delicious restaurants and fun activities for all ages. Whether you want to experience local wildlife or explore heritage sites, Dubbo has endless options for fun and excitement, and holiday homes to rent put you in the centre of the action.

Things to do

Things to do near Dubbo holiday homes

Dubbo is a family-friendly destination with plenty of fun activities and attractions near holiday homes. Animal lovers will enjoy the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, a large, open-range zoo with exotic species from around the globe, while history buffs will appreciate the Old Dubbo Gaol, a historic former prison with interactive exhibits and reenactments. The Dundullimal Homestead, a heritage pastoral station that’s now home to a museum and cultural facility, and the Dubbo Observatory, an observatory with educational programs and twilight viewing tours, are also great for kids. For a low-key day, visit the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden, a group of themed landscape gardens with traditional Japanese styling.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Dubbo

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Dubbo a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Red Earth Estate (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Dubbo Showground (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor excursions near Dubbo holiday homes

The diverse terrain, lush rainforest and crystal-blue waters of Dubbo turn it into an adventure playground. Bushwalking, climbing, golf, nature walks, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, canyoning, abseiling and off-roading are all popular land activities for travellers. The many waterways and beaches offer opportunities for surfing, kayaking, deep-sea and local fishing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. For a little more excitement, try hot-air ballooning, skydiving, bungee jumping or hang gliding over the vast landscape for stunning views and a dose of adrenaline.

How to get there

How to get to and around Dubbo

Fly into Dubbo, NSW (DBO), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Dubbo Station.

How to get around

Transport to Dubbo holiday rentals

With the local Dubbo Airport, flying into Dubbo is one of the most convenient ways to get to your holiday accommodation. From there, taxi services run right to the city centre, or you can hire a car and explore the region at your own pace. Buses, trains, ride-hailing and other vehicle hire services are also available for transport around Dubbo and to nearby destinations.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Dubbo

The rich multicultural makeup of Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Japanese, Italian, African and Indian settlers all influence the gourmet food and wine offerings in Dubbo and New South Wales. As a harbour area, fish like barramundi and snapper and Sydney rock oysters are abundant in Dubbo restaurants, often paired with tropical fruits from the soil and rich wines from the Hunter Valley. Whatever your taste, the restaurants, eateries and cafes near Dubbo holiday homes offer a range of authentic recipes and delicious combinations to discover your new favourite.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Dubbo holiday rentals

Dubbo offers plenty of attractions, museums and parks with fun activities and educational experiences for children, many within minutes of holiday rentals. The Western Plains Cultural Centre, a sleek venue for arts and culture exhibitions and educational programs, and the Terramungamine Reserve, a nature preserve with an abundance of wildlife and exotic plant life, are two great places for children to learn more about the region. The Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Education Centre offers interactive displays and games to showcase the aeromedical industry in the area. Elston Park, a picnic and play site with an onsite water park and nature trails, is wonderful for an afternoon of play in the outdoors.

Where to stay near Dubbo?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 23 holiday rentals near Dubbo. From 7 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dubbo for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dubbo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Dubbo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dubbo Showground: 24 holiday rentals
  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo: 24 holiday rentals
  • Dubbo Visitors Information Centre: 24 holiday rentals
  • Dubbo Station: 24 holiday rentals
  • Dubbo Observatory: 24 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dubbo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dubbo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 7 Houses in Dubbo. Our other popular types of Dubbo holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 7 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 7 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dubbo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Dubbo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.