A family holiday works best when every member of the family is catered for and Dubbo with its world famous Western Plains Zoo, convict history and country hospitality will appeal to all ages and interests.
Dubbo is a fantastic town for kids and families and Choice Hotels has a great selection of great value hotels to choose from perfect for families. Comfort Inn Dubbo City has 16 spacious rooms, a swimming pool for the kids and a restaurant for convenience, Comfort Inn Blue Lagoon has 55 units with tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar, pool and restaurant, Econo Lodge Fountain View has a range of rooms including small and large family rooms and the Quality Inn Dubbo International which features a range of rooms including interconnecting and family rooms as well as a pool, restaurant and complimentary continental breakfast. All of Choice’s Dubbo hotels offer great value Dubbo Zoo accommodation close to shops, restaurants and attractions.
Dubbo’s main attraction is of course Western Plains Zoo, there is a 15% discount for families and tickets are valid for 2 days admission, bringing down the cost per day to a very reasonable $19.55 per adult and $9.80 per child (as of November 2013). The zoo is enormous and weather permitting, the best way to see it is by bike, which can be hired at the zoo (including child seats and cabooses). The full two days are needed to get the complete zoo experience and give each exhibit the attention it deserves.
Dubbo has a great selection of free parks including Elston Park, a water park with dancing water jets, water cannons and more, great for those hot summer days. ‘Livvis Place’ playground, an award winning playground with interactive equipment catering for all ages and abilities is also worth a visit. The 6 kilometre Tracker Riley Cycleway takes you along the Macquarie river past the zoo and back into the Dubbo CBD and is a great way for families to spend a few hours.
There’s also the Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre and the Dubbo Skate Park to visit, all of which are either free or only charge a small amount per head. Dubbo is a family friendly, budget friendly holiday destination only 5 hours from Sydney with plenty to see and do and a great range of Choice Hotels to choose from.