Recreation & Culture

  • Civic Administration Building
    Church Street, Dubbo, NSW, 2830
  • Office hours:
    9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Mailing address:
    PO Box 81, Dubbo, NSW, 2830
  • Telephone: (02) 6801 4000
  • Fax: (02) 6801 4259
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Rural reserves

Dubbo has numerous rural reserves that can be enjoyed by the community. Whether it be bushwalking, birdwatching, swimming, boating, fishing and camping (in selected places), and you can draw, paint or photograph the beauty around you.

Some of the reserves include:

  • Terramungamine Reserve

Just beyond Jinchilla, along Burroway Rd, is Terramungamine Reserve. This is a very popular reserve with travellers and campers. Amenities include barbecues and toilets.

Upstream along the Macquarie River is a rocky outcrop which features hundreds of grinding grooves created by Aborigines who once used the hard stone to sharpen their stone tools. Admiring the hard work of generations of Aboriginal tool makers is awe inspiring.

  • Sandy Beach Reserve


Sandy Beach is a picturesque location on the Macquarie River enjoyed by many as a popular fishing and swimming spot. It is also a great place to picnic and take in the wildlife.

Take the first right off Macquarie Street heading south from LH Ford bridge, drive through Lady Cutler Park, past the cricket ovals, and down near the river you’ll find Sandy Beach. Amenities include barbecues, picnic settings and toilets.

Sandy Beach is the home of the Orana Dragon Boat and the Dubbo Canoe Club's.


Other reserves to visit in the Dubbo area: 

  • Bril Bral Reserve
  • Butlers Falls Reserve   
  • Caroline Reserve  
  • Cumboogle Flora Reserve
  • Devil's Hole Reserve
  • Dickigundi Reserve 
  • Dundullimal Reserve
  • Jones Creek Reserve
  • Mugga Hill Reserve
  • Pilchers Reserve 
  • Redbank Reserve
  • Regand Park
  • Troy Gully Reserve
  • Wongarbon Tank Reserve 

For directions please refer to the

Dubbo at your leisure map Dubbo at your leisure map (3355 KB)

Macquarie River Canoe & Kayak Trail

A canoe/kayak trip down one of NSW's inland rivers enables you to enjoy the true beauty of our vast river systems. There are many Crown land reserves along the trail where you can camp overnight or stop for a well-earned lunch break. For your map of the trail developed by the Department of Lands please use the following link:

Macquarie River Canoe & Kayak Trail Macquarie River Canoe & Kayak Trail (2280 KB)

For more information on the great outdoors in Dubbo click here.