BIG ADVENTURES TO BE HAD IN DUBBO AND THE GREAT WESTERN PLAINS

The Dubbo Region continues to shine as a destination of choice for holiday makers from across the country and beyond with the launch of the new Dubbo Region Visitor Guide and destination website dubbo.com.au.

The 2019/2020 Visitor Guide is the first regional guide incorporating Dubbo City, Wellington and surrounding villages in the LGA. The new look guide also includes a special feature on the Great Western Plains, made up of strategic local government partners Coonamble, Gilgandra, Narromine, Warrumbungles and Warren.

The re-designed website has been developed as an amalgamation of the existing Dubbo and Wellington destination websites and features exciting functionality like itineraries and ‘wishlists’ where travellers can collect activities and ideas, planning for their Dubbo Region holiday. There are over 120 listings for visitors to choose from, made up of business partners in the Dubbo Region Visitor Guide as well as activities in the surrounding Great Western Plains region.

The holistically designed website also includes resources for new and prospective residents, business information and support, grants and funding resources and a central events calendar for the Dubbo Region.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields, says these new releases and technologies will allow tourists to explore everything Dubbo and outlying areas has to offer.

“This is an exciting and game-changing time for tourism innovation in regional Australia, with the new Dubbo Region Visitor Guide and website launching in tandem ahead of the Spring School Holiday period,” Clr Shields said.

“Whether visitors want to see the Coo-ee Heritage Centre in Gilgandra, or the Night Sky Observatory in Coonabarabran, the new website and guide helps people build their very own wishlist, which can then be shared with family and friends,” he said.

It’s also hoped new regionally focused destination resources will encourage visitation to smaller country towns that are in the grips of drought.

“Continued visitation to regional areas will help support drought-affected communities by injecting valuable tourism dollars into the economy. Clr Shields said.

Dubbo Regional Council has partnered with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and Taronga Western Plains Zoo to launch the Great Big Adventures Pass earlier in 2019, which allows people to buy a ticket that gives them access to the Wellington Caves, Old Dubbo Gaol, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and the RFDS’s new Visitor Experience Centre.

The launch of the Guide and the industry-supported Dubbo Region Partnership Program marks the availability of these passes into market, and the Great Big Adventure Pass are now available for public sale via each of the attraction’s websites and from dubbo.com.au.

The new Dubbo Region website and guide is now live at dubbo.com.au, where visitors can build their own adventure wishlist, or buy the Great Big Adventure Pass.

ENDS

Editor’s note: vision and interviews about the launch can be found here:

Great Big Adventure Pass vision: https://vimeo.com/362468321/00f63608b3

Interviews: https://vimeo.com/362510131/7f34447e0f

Launch night vision: https://vimeo.com/362514668/b0e9156757

Last Edited: 27 Sep 2019

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