Quality Inn Dubbo International: This family-friendly motel is the closest you can get to Taronga Western Plains Zoo (or Dubbo Zoo, as the locals call it)—just a 10-minute drive away. One child stays free, and cribs are available for a small fee. There’s free self-parking, and an outdoor pool and tennis courts keep everyone entertained when you’re not at the zoo.
Akuna Motor Inn: With rooms that sleep up to five people and both rollaway beds and cribs for rent, this Dubbo motel accommodation is a top choice for families on a budget. It’s a 10-minute drive from the zoo and 5-minute from family activities in Dubbo centre, like Livvi’s Place Playground.
Looking for Dubbo motels on Newell Highway?
All Seasons Motor Lodge: This budget motel in Dubbo is just off Newell Highway. It has free WiFi, free parking, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and even a bar if you’d like to grab a drink.
Endeavour Court Motor Inn: You’ll find free self-parking and WiFi at this motel. Tour and ticket assistance are available, and all rooms come with separate sitting areas and kitchenettes.
What are the best Dubbo motels with a restaurant?
Cattleman's Country Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments: The Cattleman’s Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and serves a variety of Australian fare. You can swim off all that good food in the hotel’s three pools (one indoor, two outdoor). More perks for families include rollaway beds and cribs (for a small fee), a playground, and laundry facilities.
Forest Lodge Motor Inn & Restaurant: The on-site Lime Thai Restaurant serves up Australian and Thai dishes. It’s open for lunch and dinner and offers a takeaway menu if you’d rather eat in your room. The hotel itself offers cooked-to-order breakfast (for a fee), an outdoor pool, and free self-parking.
Matilda Motor Inn is another fave among travellers and guests can grab a bite onsite. Wrap your chops around something yum at Tilly’s Restaurant.
It’s not common but you will find some motels with room service. Try your luck by scanning the list of amenities among the top motels in Dubbo to find out for sure. And if not, you might have to spice up your night ordering in a curry.
Matilda Motor Inn is another family fave. Some popular amenities here are an outdoor pool, a restaurant and laundry facilities.
Abel Tasman Motor Inn: Popular amenities here include parking facilities and a barbecue. Taronga Western Plains Zoo is situated only 2 km away, which is another perk of staying here.
All Seasons Motor Lodge: Similarly nearby, this is another great choice. Unpack your bags here and you’ll have access to laundry facilities and parking facilities.
If being close to Dubbo, NSW (DBO) is a priority, you can’t beat Akuna Motor Inn and Apartments. Just a short drive from the departure gates, you’ll be checked in in a flash. You’ll have access to an outdoor pool and there’s free WiFi in each room.
When you’re ready to zoom out of Dubbo and visit some of the other awesome places by road tripping around New South Wales, book a ride with our Dubbo Car Rentals. With your own set of wheels, you’ll have the freedom to explore this part of the world at your leisure. Here are some ideas to help steer you in the right direction:
Make Maitland your very first stop. It’s roughly 280 km from Dubbo. When you arrive, make your way over to Maitland Regional Art Gallery. It’s one of this city’s most popular attractions.
Pokolbin is 260 km away and home to stacks of spectacular sights. You have to swing by Hunter Valley Gardens while you’re in town.
Top off your time in New South Wales with a trip to Jenolan Caves. Around 220 km from Dubbo, it’s the perfect place to get back to nature.