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    ANIMALS ON BIKES SCULPTURE TRAIL

    by balhannah Written May 28, 2015

    An interesting day trip from Dubbo, is to follow the "Animals on Bikes' trail, a 120km "Paddock Art" sculpture tourist trail which we did in our car. We began at Obley road, Dubbo, the road that runs past the entrance to the Western Plains Zoo. We found most of the sculptures were nearer Yeoval and not many the Dubbo end. The sculptures run between Molong and the Dubbo Zoo, via Cumnock and Yeoval.

    At Yeoval, the Banjo Paterson Exhibition is a interesting and well done Exhibition. I really enjoyed that. Across the road is the Banjo Paterson Bushland Park which has some interesting sculptures.

    Yeoval has a Hotel and café where food can be bought.

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    FOLLOW THE RHINO TRAIL

    by balhannah Written May 27, 2015

    I must admit I wondered why Rhino's and Rhino footprints were painted on the pathway at Dubbo Information centre.

    Well, it's a trail to follow, as they say "FOLLOW THE CHARGE OF THE RHINO!"

    I happen to love following these trails! Dubbo's trail takes you on a tourist route where along the way are colourful, life-size rhino sculptures.
    You can find the Dubbo map and the rhinos on this website
    www.dubbotourism.com.au/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=131659

    It was between February – April 2014, a herd of 125 herd of rhino sculptures were painted by artists, and their small calves decorated by local schools, as part of a mass public art exhibition to help raise awareness of the plight facing rhinos through poaching and habitat loss.

    After being on display, the Rhinos were auctioned off to provide valuable funds for Taronga’s world leading Black Rhino breeding program and conservation projects. Over $460,000 was raised - a great result!

    Now 120 of the Wild Rhino's are scattered along a sculpture trail from the Sydney Harbour foreshore through the Blue Mountains to Dubbo and the Central West region of NSW.

    The Rhino trail for this area take ins the towns of Bathurst, Orange, Cowra and Parkes, finishing at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.

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    Murrumbidgee River

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 19, 2004

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    The Murrumbidgee River derived its name from the aboriginal language and means "plenty water" or "big water".
    The Bidgee flows for more than 1500 kms through NSW , until it reaches the mighty Murray River.
    In some places there are long stretches of white water that canoe enthusiasts love, and in other places the river is wide and sandy, and great for swimming.
    There are some good fishing holes in the "Bidgee" too, with Yellow -belly, Cod, Native Perch, and Trout.

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    On the way to Dubbo

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 19, 2004

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    Travelling from South to North, I passed through some of this countries finest towns and cities.
    Wagga Wagga is just one of many, and I took this route just so I could see this city.
    Unfortunately, this city deserves a longer stay than I was able to give. A truely lovely place, with lots friendly people.

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    Fields of Color

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 19, 2004

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    This trip I was spoilt with lots of colorful fields in full bloom.
    Canola was growing everywhere in NSW. especially the Dubbo region, and such a pretty sight it was.

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