Reserves

Dubbo’s rural reserves act as refuges, playing a vital role in protecting the area’s diverse wildlife.
 

Protected reserves along the Macquarie River and inland from it shield plant and animal communities while still ensuring public access to the river environments. 

Council’s reserve system does more than protect the river environment, with reserves protecting Grassy Box Woodlands, Ironbark/Cypress forests, Rocky Slopes and Pilliga Outwash forests, many of these being endangered ecosystems.   

It’s this diversity that makes these reserves and protected lands very interesting places; you’ll find unusual and beautiful plants, animals and birds. 

Animals including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats and koalas can be found within the boundaries of Council. Rare and beautiful plants such as orchids, daisies, cycads, lilies and grasses are also present. Rare and endangered ecosystems are a feature of our landscape.

Rare birds can be found such as the Regent Honeyeater, Mallee Fowl, Speckled Warbler, Grey Crowned Babbler, Barking and Powerful Owls, Hooded and Red Breasted Robins, Diamond Firetails, Brown Tree Creepers, Rufous and Gilberts Whistlers, Painted Snipe, a broad range of Honeyeaters and even the fabled Grey Falcon. 

Dubbo's Parks and Reserves Guide (PDF 3.2MB)

For more on Dubbo's Biodiversity.

Things to do in Council's reserves include fishing, swimming, camping (in selected places), canoeing/kyaking, bird watching, painting, cycling, jogging and walking.

DUBBO

Rural reserves woodfire bbq
BBQ 
toilets
Toilets
water
Water
picnicsetup
Picnic Table

Activities

Environment
camp
Camping

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Map 
Bril Bral     Fishing
Boating
Swimming
 River Canoe based  
Butlers Fall Wood         Fishing
Boating
Swimming 
River  Canoe based  Map
Caroline  Wood       Fishing
Boating
Swimming 
River     
Cumboogle Flora         Bird watching
Flora 
 Woodland    
Devil's Hole  Wood        Fishing
Boating
Swimming
River    Map
Dickigundy         Fishing
Boating
Swimming
River  Difficult vehicle access  
Dundullimal  Wood       Fishing
Swimming
Mountain Biking 
Running
Walking
 River
Woodland
   Map
Jones Creek          Bird watching
Flora 
 Woodland    
Mugga Hill          Bird watching
Flora
Mountain biking
Running
Walking 
Woodland     
Pilchers           Fishing
Boating
Swimming 
River     
Redbank          Fishing
Boating
Swimming 
River     
Regand Park          Fishing
Swimming
Cycling
Running
Walking 
 River    
Sandy Beach   Electric          Fishing
Dragon
Boating
Canoeing
Cycling
Running
Walking 
 River    
Terramungamine Wood        Fishing
Canoeing
Aboriginal Heritage 
 River Overnight camping only  Map
Thelma Pelosi         Playground  Village Park     
Troy Gully         Running
Walking
Bird watching
Flora 
Creek Line Habitat     
Wongarbon School Electric           Playground
Tennis
Basketball 
Village Park     
Wongarbon Tank           Walking
Bird watching
Flora
Woodland 
Wetland
   

WELLINGTON/GEURIE

Rural reserves woodfire bbq
BBQ 
toilets
Toilets
water
Water
picnicsetup
Picnic Table

Activities

Environment
camp
Camping

View
Map 
Geurie/Bald Hill Flora & Fauna         

Bird watching
Walking tracks
Horse riding

   
 Ponto Falls         Boating
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming 
     
Plantation Park                 
Hill Street Geurie           Lookout      
Falls          Canoeing
Swimming
Fishing 
     
Peach trees           Canoeing
Boating
Fishing 
     
Scabbing Flats          Canoeing
Fishing 
     
 Mount Arthur         Walking trails
Lookout
Bird watching  
     

Many of Council's reserves can be accessed by walking, jogging and cycling. Dubbo's Cycleways (PDF 3.3MB) map. NB: Canoe Based camping means that paddlers undertaking a trip down the Macquarie River (as per the recently launched 'Canoe and Kayak Trail' of the Macquarie River may camp at this Reserve, along with support teams. Non-canoeing travelers may not camp at this Reserve.

 

Last Edited: 06 Sep 2016

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