Consider this list: free wifi, a shaded solar heated pool, kids’ playground, basketball court, leash free pet area and bike hire. Then there are the large, shady, grassy sites for great camping or caravanning, the fire pit – perfect for a cool country evening – and the rec room. Cooking is a breeze, with the free gas barbecue area and well equipped campers’ kitchen with fridge, sink, microwave and oven – there’s even a complimentary herb garden. Fantastic amenities, all mod cons, at a very walletfriendly price … what’s not to love?
The makeover means the cabins and studios sport new furniture to maximise space and comfort. These range from deluxe cabins with verandahs and private barbecues, air conditioning, TV and DVD players to open plan motel style rooms that can sleep up to six. All feature flatscreen TVs. Even four legged friends are catered for: ask for a pet friendly cabin with fenced yard and kennel.
This is no small country town. With more than 25 tourist attractions and activities, Dubbo offers a range of options from birdwatching to canoeing or kayaking down the scenic Macquarie River. Safari at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, just a 20 minute bike down the river. Or venture back in time at Old Dubbo Gaol, where you can see the gallows and hangman’s kit at the preserved 19th century prison. Slow right down in hectares of undulating land at Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden and graze on a picnic in the traditional Japanese garden. Once your eyes are sated, take your tastebuds on a journey at the local farmers’ market (first and third Saturday of each month). Sample locally made preserves, jams and marinades at the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre and top it off with a glass of the award winning Red Earth Estate wine among the vines.