Road trip, Orange, NSW © Destination NSW

Family road trip to Dubbo and the Warrumbungles

Fun fact

The royal family has visited Dubbo six times since 1920. When Queen Elizabeth II first visited in 1954, she was greeted by a guard of honour made up of rams.

Family road trip to Dubbo and the Warrumbungles

Zin House, Mudgee, NSW © Destination NSW

Zin House, Mudgee, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Delight in fresh goodies

Support the recovery of bushfire-affected Bilpin, and make a pit stop at Bilpin Fruit Bowl for some fresh-as-they-come peaches, nectarines and apples, only 1.5 hours outside of Sydney.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, NSW © Destination NSW

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Zoo essential

Keeper talks are free with your zoo entry, so check the daily schedule and time your visit around the best talks. If you’re lucky you might even catch one given during feeding time!

Press Café, Dubbo NSW © Destination NSW

Press Café, Dubbo, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Flipping out

For dinner with a side of egg-flipping theatrics, Maki Teppanyaki Restaurant knows how to entertain both big and little diners.

Warrumbungle National Park, NSW © Destination NSW

Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales © Destination NSW

When to go

Don't miss StarFest, held every year on the Labour Day long weekend in October. From fascinating displays to telescope tours and talks, it's an extravaganza of astral activities the whole family will enjoy.

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