Route & dates
Dubbo— 1 night
Canberra— 4 nights
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, learn about winemaking at Red Earth Estate, and then make a trip to Alladins Cave Bottle House.
For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubbo day trip planning site.
Newcastle to Dubbo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newcastle in July; daily highs in Dubbo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.
Things to do in Dubbo
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The Bush Capital
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and have some family-friendly fun at Axxe.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Canberra road trip planning app.
Traveling by flight from Dubbo to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubbo in July: high temperatures in Canberra hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Canberra
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