Explore the historical town of Dubbo with a rental car
The New South Wales town of Dubbo, Australia will have you enjoying its quirky culture and getting involved with local events before you know it. The city has a fascinating past, interesting architecture steeped in stories from days gone by, a seemingly borderless zoo, and an event calendar like no other. You’ll never be short on things to see and do in Dubbo.
Whether you fly in from another Australian city, or arrive on the train from Sydney, picking up a car hire in Dubbo is the best way to explore this historic region.
Secure your rental car in Dubbo with Airport Rentals
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With the lowest price always shown first, you can be sure you’re getting the best deal. Plus enjoy secure online confirmation, no booking fee and 24/7 customer service should you need it.
A guide to Dubbo Airport
Dubbo Airport is one of Australia’s leading regional airports, hosting up to 200,000 passengers annually. It was recently upgraded and now has daily flights to some of Australia's larger cities, such as Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Canberra.
With a cafe and bar to relax in, and free WiFi for passengers, it’s the perfect place to stop and recharge before grabbing your rental car keys from the conveniently located kiosks in the terminal.
Three major highways converge on Dubbo, making it a thoroughfare for travellers passing through. This does mean the CBD can get busy at times, so avoid driving in peak hours if you can help it. Besides that, the streets are easy to get around and well signposted, and because of its compact size, you are unlikely to get lost.
From Dubbo Airport to the CBD
Dubbo Airport is just 5km northwest of the town, and it takes around 10 minutes to drive from the airport to the CBD. Head out along Narromine Road, and follow the signs to the centre of the city. Alternatively, hop in a Dubbo Radio Cabs Co-op taxi from outside the terminal and head to your rental car depot in town. A cab will cost you around $20 for the trip.
Tips for driving in Dubbo
Motorists in Australia drive on the left hand side of the road (rental cars will often have a note in the vehicles to remind you). Speed is measured in kilometres, with urban area limits of 50km/h, and highway and country road limits up to 100km/h. If you’re travelling through the countryside, avoid driving at night as wild animals often wander onto the road.
Parking at the Airport and the city
Parking is available at Dubbo Regional City Airport for both short and long stay, with regular and secure options. The secure car park provides 87 spaces and costs $9.50 per day, allowing entry from 5:00am. Both car parks are just a short walk from the terminal building.
In the city, free off-street car parks are scattered throughout the CBD, and the Dubbo Square Shopping Centre has undercover parking available. Be mindful of any time restrictions especially in the centre of the city.
Finding a place to stay in Dubbo isn’t difficult, but choosing one might be. Whether you’re after luxury accommodation, or are happy to keep your costs down in a hostel, there are rooms for every type of holidaymaker in Dubbo. If you’re up for it, you can even stay at the zoo!
Music, agriculture and sports fill the calendar in Dubbo, so no matter when you visit there’s bound to be an event or festival to head along to. In addition to Dubbo events, regional celebrations also happen throughout the year. Drive your rental car to the nearby towns of Wellington and Orange and take part in one of their annual shows.
From fun family wildlife experiences to stunning historical buildings, there’s something for everyone in Dubbo. Spend a couple of hours wandering the sites, or take your car hire on a day trip to the nearby towns of Wellington and Narromine.