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Getting to the Great Western Plains


Whether you’re travelling by road, rail or air, getting to the Great Western Plains is a breeze.

The city of Dubbo is a major regional hub, which means getting there couldn’t be easier. Once you're in Dubbo, the other towns and villages of the Great Western Plains are just a hop, skip and a jump away!


Sitting at the junction of three highways, all roads really do lead to Dubbo.

If coming from the east or the west, the Mitchell Highway is your best option, as it connects Sydney to Broken Hill via Dubbo. If you’re heading to Dubbo from either Melbourne or Brisbane, then take the Newell Highway, while those venturing in from Newcastle or the Hunter will be best suited to take the Golden Highway.

From Dubbo, the region’s towns and villages are easily accessed, with Narromine to the west, Coonamble, Gilgandra and Coonabarabran to the north, and Warren to the north-west.


Dubbo is an easy 45 minute direct flight from Sydney, with daily services operated by both QantasLink and Regional Express Airlines.

JetGo now operate direct flights from both Brisbane and Melbourne. Services from Brisbane run daily, while from Melbourne flights leave on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

From March 2017 Pelican Air will commence flights direct to Dubbo from both Newcastle and Canberra. The twice daily return flights will be morning and evening services - ideal for completing a full day of business and still getting home on the same night. 


For a relaxing and scenic journey from Sydney to Dubbo, why not take the train?

NSW TrainLink operates daily services from Sydney’s Central Station, departing early in the morning and arriving in Dubbo at 2pm. The same route also operates daily trains from Dubbo to Sydney.

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