Located in the transition area between the Central Tablelands and the Central Western Plains is the New South Wales’s city of Dubbo. It is conveniently found at the intersection of the Mitchell, Newell and Golden Highways.
The city is a popular tourist destination, as it forms a major road hub to other parts of the country – north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Adelaide and Broken Hill.
Families are regulars at motel accommodation in Dubbo – every year, thousands of families converge to the city to relax, reenergize and reconnect. You will notice that many of our attractions centre on children and family time. Some of the most popular ones include the old gaol, Taronga Zoo, Elston Park (a water park designed for littlies) and Western Plains Riding Centre.
This doesn’t mean that those without children can’t also enjoy! Couples and friends choosing cheap accommodation in Dubbo enjoy taking some time out to visit the regional theatre, the Western Plains Cultural Centre, and the many gardens in the area. It also gives them the perfect excuse to sample some of the delicious wine and local produce!
Choose from a range of motor inns, motor lodges and budget motels in Dubbo to ensure that your every need is met during your stay. Whilst we believe in affordability, we also believe in comfort and an enjoyable holiday experience.
ARRA Hotels are happy to help you choose a hotel in Dubbo that suits your specific needs, whether you’re travelling with young children and need extra beds or you’re travelling with friends and want rooms together.
Our accommodation also caters to those just passing through for the night or travelling on business; the needs of these people are often quite different to those planning on staying a while.
The city is a key stopover point for many people travelling between Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. Dubbo is a 10 hour drive from Brisbane, a 4.5 hour drive from Sydney, a 10.5 hour drive from Melbourne, a 13 hour drive from Adelaide and a 4.5 hour drive from Canberra.
There is a regional airport (only 6km from the city centre), a direct train from Sydney (that takes 6 hours and 30 minutes) and a train/coach route with services operating daily. Even so, most tourists choose to drive.
Once you have arrived in the city, getting around from hotels in Dubbo is a breeze – the roads are easy to navigate, parking is completely painless, and public transport is easily accessible. The local taxi service currently operates 21 cabs and 3 multipurpose vans.
Motel accommodation in Dubbo will put you within easy access of a variety of attractions that the region has to offer. Tourists of all ages, child through to adult, will enjoy the array of activities and pastimes on offer.
There is evidence of Indigenous Australians living in the area dating back around 40,000 years. Visit Terramungamine, which is an Aboriginal reserve that contains 150 rock grooves created by the Tubbagah people. Walk through the Biodiversity Garden, which is a reflection of the city before European Settlement.
If you’re interested in getting outside, cheap accommodation in Dubbo will certainly give you the chance to explore! Try your hand at water sports, bird watching, the Heritage Walk or Australia’s largest trampoline playground.
For a weekend every August, the Dubbo Jazz Festival comes to town. Currently in its 25th year, the festival aims to celebrate the jazz routes of the city and encourages bands from around the country to perform. As this is such a busy weekend, ensure you book hotels in Dubbo early to avoid disappointment!
There is also plenty of history to explore when choosing budget motels in Dubbo – visit Dundullimal Homestead (a National Trust property), the old gaol (which also offers night tours) and the Royal Flying Doctor Base Education Centre.
If your hotel in Dubbo only provides you with basic cooking facilities (or doesn’t provide them at all), we encourage you to visit one of the many restaurants, cafes and pubs in the area to enjoy some country-style cuisine.