Extend your stay in Dubbo with an exploration of the wider region. Fly sky high, explore marshes and mountains and camp under a canopy of sparkling stars.

Dubbo is at the heart of the Great Western Plains region, situated halfway between the NSW coast and the start of the NSW outback. 

ADVENTURE / Characterised by vast open spaces, ancient volcanic mountains, and big adventure, the Great Western Plains is rich in cultural diversity, Aboriginal heritage, colonial history, and great nature experiences.

NATURE / Exploring the great outdoors is easy with three sensational national parks at your doorstep, namely Warrumbungle National Park, Coolah Tops and The Pilliga. Paddle the picturesque rivers, glide the skies, hike through the rugged wilderness, and explore the plains by car, bike, cart or trike.

FOOD / The region’s blossoming food and wine scene is also a pleasure to discover, with numerous unique gourmet experiences dotting this beautiful landscape. 

CULTURE / Add in the exciting range of galleries and antique stores, and the reasons to visit this accessible and intriguing region truly are endless.

Cities and towns in the Great Western Plains

These places are lovely to visit and stay or make great day trips from Dubbo!


Comfortably nestled between the rugged spires of Warrumbungle National Park and teeming wetlands of the Macquarie Marshes, Coonamble offers the perfect stopover for the saddle-sore traveller. Catching the townships of Gulargambone and Quambone, the Coonamble umbrella shades a region with rich history, creative appeal and a sapid menu.

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Picture postcard pretty, Gilgandra prides itself on providing a wholesome, safe and peaceful foray for those travelling through regional NSW. Located 45 minutes from Dubbo, Gilgandra makes the perfect place to stopover, stretch your legs and spend a few days discovering the region.

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Located a short 30-minute drive west of Dubbo, Narromine invites you to relax among a lush rural setting, dotted with quaint country pubs, fabulous fishing spots and historic B&B's. While the town may be renowned for its friendly locals and country charm, it's the aeronautical history that wins over visitors year after year.

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It's rugged, natural and beautiful - an ideal mix. Located just over an hour from Dubbo, the Warren region offers warm country hospitality with a pace of life set by throwing a line into the river, enjoying a round of golf or strolling through one of the many parks and gardens.

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The Warrumbungle Shire is a lavish stretch of land loaded with adventure and discovery. Dotted with the quirky towns of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Baradine, Binnaway, Dunedee and Mendooran.

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The Wellington Valley has been blessed by mother nature and loved for generations. From the serenity of the hills, rivers and lakes to the awe-inspiring caves, you are sure to enjoy the abundance of natural beauty in the Wellington Valley.

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