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    Aquatic Playground

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 19, 2004

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    Aquatic Center

    The Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre is an excellent facility for those hot summer days.
    It includes an Olympic size pool, learners' pool, babies' pool, water slides, playground, and BBQ facilities.

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    Western Plains Zoo

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 19, 2004

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    Zoo Logo..

    The Western Plains Zoo, in Dubbo is the largest open-range Zoo in Australia. The animals wander freely in open spaces made to resemble their natural habitats.
    There are a series of concealed moats with special wire which keep visitors safe while still giving them the impression that they are in the wild with the animals.

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    Site-Seeing

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 19, 2004

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    Fountains..

    Dubbo is a great city to visit. There are many things of interest to see here, and lots of activities to do as well. You would need at least a couple of days to fully appreciate what this region has to offer.

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    For the Gardeners amongst you

    by aussiedoug Written Apr 18, 2004

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    Sister City Garden

    DUBBO - MINOKAMO SISTER CITY GARDEN

    Not really just for the gradeners amongst you, but for anyone who enjoys a bit of tranquility & you just may need this the day
    after you've had such a hectic day at the magnificent Western Plains Zoo.

    Not only does it have a lovely Japanese Garden that will only get better and better with time, but there is also a Ceremonial Tea House as well to help you really appreciate the experience in a total way.

    You can visit this little oasis of calmness 7 days a week except for Christmas Day & New Year's Day when it's closed. Weekdays it is open from 9 a.m till 4 p.m & on the weekends from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.

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    Stargazing at Dubbo Observatory

    by aussiedoug Written Apr 18, 2004

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    Observatory Info'

    The biggest advantage to going to the Dubbo Observatory to do a bit of stargazing as opposed to our Observatory up from the Rocks in Sydney is that our here in the country you don't have the competition from all those bright city lights.

    Yes the lovely dark sky allows all those amazing stars, constellations, galaxies etc shine all the more brightly & be so clearly visible.

    A great educational experience for all ages & quite frankly I think that quite often we adults get a lot more out of it than our kids do. Unless of course the kids happen to be really into it anyway.

    Ours aren't, don't think they're old enough yet, but quite enjoyed it nevertheless.

    Another worhtwhile activity to add to your planned Dubbo trip that I would recommend.

    Please keep in mind though, that bookings for this are essential. Ring on the number given below.

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    Dubbo Regional Gallery

    by aussiedoug Written Apr 18, 2004

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    A painting from the Gallery

    Took me two goes to find this place, but it was quite worth it when I did.

    It's an average sized gallery fairly typical of the size you might find throught regional New South Wales.

    Don't know if this has been done intentionally or not, but is is specialising in the theme, "animals in art" & because I had only a briefish visit as mum was elsewhere trying to keep the girls occupied & they were a bit tired & emotional so I knew I'd best not dessert her for too long, I didn;t get to ask anyone if this was a temporary or permanent exhibition.

    What I do know was that there were some very good quality artworks on display & if you are heading out to Dubbo then I would recommend adding a visit here to your planned itinerary.

    It's opened from Tuesday to Sunday (inclusive) between the hours of 11 a.m. & 4.30 p.m.

    It has a gallery shop with an interesting range of cards & gifts.

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    The Zoo of Course!!!!!

    by aussiedoug Written Apr 15, 2004

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    Looking across Primate Island

    This is the main must see in Dubbo even though I've already stated there is a lot more to see. It is widely recognised as Australia's best open range zoo.

    This is why we did the big trek from the old Knee of Syd (get it = Sydney), so our girls could see the Western Plains Zoo which sure has really changed for the better since I last visited it.

    We did the Early Morning Walk with one of the many volunteer guides who do this extremely important job & we got a beauty. Maureen Jarvis was our guide & was great with everyone, being especially patient with our twin girls & there 5 year old friend.

    This required us to be there between 6.30 & 6.45 a.m., not that long after the sun had peeked over the horizon. It was definitely worth the early start to go some places one normally doesn't get to visit &U get up close to some of those interesting animals.

    For the 4 of us, 2 adults & 2 5 year old girls it cost $95 (Australian) entry which included our EMW plus a whole day at the zoo. It is available every Saturday & Sunday year round, every Wednesday & Friday during schoolo holidays & also on NSW Public Holidays with the exception being Xmas Day. No booking is required & it costs $10 per adult & $5 per child (plus normal entry fee).
    You can also get a breakfast at the end of your just over 2 hour walk which we did & really enjoyed.

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