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    So Im thinking of going there two weeks from now when I head out west to visit my granny.


    Anyone been there? Any tips for the day - it will be myself, 5 year old DD and 85 year old granny (who still is as fit as a fiddle). I will hire one of those car things though cause of the heat - are they hard to drive lol

    Also is there anything else to do in Dubbo? We are staying 2 nights as its a 3 hour drive from grandmas house.

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    I went over ten years ago as a kid (our whole family went while we were traveling to Adelaide from QLD) and I remember it as one of the coolest places I've ever been!!

    I was 12 at the time... And it was quite a long time ago, so I really can't vouch for what it would be like now. I remember the experience quite vividly and have always wanted to go back. I've mentioned it to DH a couple of times.

    The other place we went to in Dubbin was the old Dubbo Jail (I think they spell it Gaol) which was very interesting. It's a historical tour kind of place

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    I haven't been there in years (like 16 years lol)
    I loved it when I went . While in dubbo we also went to the gaol which may (or may not) be a bit scary for your dd depending on her personality I suppose

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    We went in October this year for my son's birthday. It was good but it was very very hot and most of the animals were hiding in the shade.
    We hired one of the buggys, they are very easy to drive. Just with them, you only can hire them for 3 hours max and I think from memory it cost $65. It's a great way to see the zoo. But get there early if you want one as they get hired pretty quick.
    It's a great zoo to visit especially if you want to do an animal encounter. I've fed the lions there and when we went in October we did a African encounter where we got to go back where visitors can't go. We got to see rhinos and cheaters up close.
    I recommend it but just be prepared because its very very hot out there.

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    I've been there a few times in the last couple of years and found it to be pretty average, nothing more exciting than any other zoo. We don't hire the little carts because you can (and most people do) just drive their own cars around inside the zoo. Just be aware of the temperature as Dubbo gets extremely hot, we tend to avoid the zoo in summer as it can just become unbearable. Otherwise if you do go in summer make sure you get there in the morning and leave before the peak heat in the afternoon. Also take a lot of water and take your own food, there are a couple of places to get food but they are very expensive and the food is not good.

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    Thanks everyone

    Think if we end up going to the zoo I will just drive my car around that way for the time we are in the car i will have air con and my granny can wait in the car for some of it if it gets to hot for her.
    Anyway should be a good few days away from home exploring somewhere new even if we dont go to the zoo!
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    Default Dubbo Zoo

    I forgot to add that your ticket is valid for 2 days so if you went in the morning and saw a bit and if it got too hot you could leave and come back the next day to do the rest

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    I went there when i was about 15 i think and i absolutely loved it. Would love to go back and take DS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummymay View Post
    I forgot to add that your ticket is valid for 2 days so if you went in the morning and saw a bit and if it got too hot you could leave and come back the next day to do the rest

    Oh really? Thats good to know cause we could stay till lunch then go swimming/shopping in the arvo

    We live on the nsw south coast so the heat is going to kill us lol
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