10 days in Dubbo and the Great Western Plains & Bathurst Itinerary

10 days in Dubbo and the Great Western Plains & Bathurst Itinerary

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10 days in Dubbo and the Great Western Plains & Bathurst Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coonabarabran
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Bathurst
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Old Dubbo Gaol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubbo: Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine (in Wellington) and Glen McGrath Statue (in Narromine). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden, make a trip to Western Plains Cultural Centre, contemplate the long history of Dundullimal Homestead, and identify plant and animal life at Maquarie River.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dubbo trip planner .

Sydney to Dubbo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Dubbo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Glen McGrath Statue, Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

3
nights
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Siding Spring Observatory and Warrumbungle Observatory. Step out of Coonabarabran to go to Baradine and see Sculptures in the Scrub Trail, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Warrumbungle National Park, examine the collection at Crystal Kingdom, and head outdoors with Dandry Gorge.

Make your Coonabarabran itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Coonabarabran takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bathurst.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sculptures in the Scrub Trail
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory
Warrumbungle Observatory ©
Warrumbungle Observatory

4
nights
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Attractions like Jenolan Caves and Trees Adventure Grose River Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bathurst: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, trek along Kangaroo Boundary Road Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John, and examine the collection at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bathurst holiday planner .

Getting from Coonabarabran to Bathurst by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coonabarabran in October since evenings lows in Bathurst dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bathurst

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bilpin Cider Company
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The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park

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