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10 Kid-Friendly Adventures of the Great Western Plains


There’s plenty to keep the littlies entertained at the Great Western Plains.

1. Guided tour of the Wellington Caves

Wellington Caves

They get to wear a hard hat, head underground and learn about the ancient mega fauna fossils of wombats and kangaroos bigger than a car!

2. Feeding time at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Whether it’s watching a giraffes big, blue tongue take a carrot from their hand or being climbed all over by adorable meerkats, the  feeding experiences at the zoo are sure to delight.

3. Wake up watching giraffes graze outside their tent

Zoofari Lodge

Your kiddies will never forget the time they slept in a super fancy tent, ate African food, rode a safari bus and woke up to giraffes grazing outside their tent at the Zoofari Lodge.

4. History made fun on a tour of the Old Dubbo Gaol

Old Dubbo Gaol

Colonial era punitive history comes alive during the Old Dubbo Gaol’s kid-friendly tours featuring colourful costumes and fun reenactments.

5. Go kayaking on the Macquarie River

Canoe the Macquarie River

They’ll love splashing around in kayaks on the Macquarie River. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are available for hire from Adventure Watersports, Dubbo.

6. Learn about out of space at Siding Spring Observatory

Siding Spring Observatory

There’s nothing like a guided tour amongst enormous active telescopes to get your kiddies pondering the great beyond. The interpretive centre  here is excellent, too.

7. Go for a long bike ride on Tracker Riley Cycleway

Tracker Riley Cycleway

12.5km of wide, flat bike paths weaving around Dubbo’s Macquarie River: what could be better?

8. Ride on a sparkly red trike

Trike Adventures

They’ll think they’re the ants pants perched atop a glittery red three-wheeler motorbike. Tours through Trike Adventures, Dubbo.

9. See what school was like 100 years ago

Western Plains Cultural Centre

They’ll love comparing their classroom with the preserved early 20th Century example at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.

10. Sky high

Narromine Aviation Museum

If, like most kids, your littlies love everything to do with planes and flying, they'll love the Narromine Aviation Museum. With replica planes telling the story of flight from before, during and after the Second World War, this ode to the sky is a fun and informative family day out.  

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