7 days in Dubbo & Brisbane Itinerary

7 days in Dubbo & Brisbane Itinerary

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7 days in Dubbo & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition and Yeoval Historical Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Maquarie River. Venture out of the city with trips to Narromine (Narromine Aviation Museum & Glen McGrath Statue). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, learn about winemaking at Red Earth Estate, take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden, and browse the different shops at Riverdale Shopping Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubbo road trip app .

Sydney to Dubbo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: highs in Dubbo hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Yeoval, Narromine
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Narromine Aviation Museum ©
Narromine Aviation Museum

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach and The Brisbane River. You'll explore and learn at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Pioneer Cottage Buderim (in Buderim), Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Dubbo to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dubbo in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Brisbane, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Pioneer Cottage Buderim, Australia Zoo
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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