Dubbo is known for its beautiful parks and gardens and passionate pursuit of recreational activities.
Well-serviced playing fields and amenities extending over 60.7 hectares (150 acres) cater for more than 120 sporting and interest groups including all codes of football, cricket, netball, hockey, cycling, horse racing, equestrian activities, Parkrun, bushwalking and bird watching.
The city has a champion level golf course, a variety of bowling and tennis clubs, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, martial arts and dance studios, and dedicated tracks for karting, BMX and mountain biking.
The beautiful Macquarie River flows through the centre of the city providing picturesque locations for fishing, swimming, kayaking and picnicking.
Nearby Burrendong Dam – one of the largest waterways in inland NSW – is popular for water skiing, boating, fishing and camping.
Dubbo has a large network of walking and cycling paths, including a 13km loop extending from the CBD to historic Dundullimal Homestead and the world- famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Green spaces and playgrounds are located throughout the city. Among the most popular are Victoria Park, Wahroonga Park, Elston Water Park, Dubbo Regional Botanical Garden and the new and exciting Dubbo Regional Adventure Playground.
Active residents enjoy access to outdoor exercise equipment and numerous gyms and fitness centres offering everything from Crossfit to pilates, yoga and group boot camps.
An indoor multi-sports centre is home to basketball, netball and indoor cricket. The young and young at heart appreciate the challenges of the world class skate park, Ultimate Frisbee (disc golf) course and paintball facility. With so much on offer, the biggest decision is where to begin.