We've stayed twice at the Golden West Motor Inn in Dubbo. On both occasions the room was spotless and the beds were very comfy. We ate dinner and breakfast at the restaurant and everyone in our family enjoyed their meals and there was service with a smile. The location was so convenient and parking was easy, too. We would happily recommend this motel to our friends and family who regularly stay in Dubbo.
Decent spot, almost easy to miss coming along the road from the West, there was a few broken bits around the room and some rubbish left on the floor from previous customers. Staff were friendly enough but didnt enjoy smelling the cigarettes as soon as we got to the hotel.
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The best way to explore the huge variety of 19th century buildings is to take a heritage walk through the town. Look up and marvel at the architecture, artistic local galleries or grab a coffee in one of the quaint little cafes. You can learn more about the history of the area in the Oxley Museum, which is currently housed in a wonderfully restored building first constructed in 1883. Stop in at the Lion of Waterloo Tavern, which is infamous as the site of the last duel in Australia back in 1854. Luckily, neither of the participants was hurt. Wellington's boom days were in the gold rush as prospectors flocked to the region to chase their fortune, but you can still chase the dream in Stuart Town just nearby. The river is great for panning gold, and you can see a fantastic museum full of historical mining equipment.
If you prefer nature, the Burrendong Arboretum is the spot for you. It's a large botanical garden and home to over 2,000 species of Australian trees and wildflowers. Love birds? Check out the birdlife at Mount Arthur Reserve, or pack a picnic lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon by the lily pond and rose gardens in Cameron Park, right in the heart of Wellington. Lake Burrendong is an ideal location for all your water sports, so rent a canoe and go for a paddle on the water, or throw a line in and try to catch some dinner. The best fishing is at the southern end of the lake, where you can regularly catch Yellow Belly and Redfin.
Visit the magnificent caves in the area with a first stop at the Cathedral Cave. The highlight of the cave is a 15m altar which has been formed out of a breathtaking combination of boulders, flowstones and stalagmites – all covered in glittering crystal calcite. Today it's a very popular location for destination weddings. Explore Gaden Cave just nearby and marvel at the bubbly limestone's close resemblance to coral, or gaze into the crystal waters in the pool which seem to continue into the centre of the earth.
Wellington is a fantastic town for your next holiday. Only four-and-a-half hours from Sydney, you won't find a more peaceful escape from the busy city life. Check out our wide range of Wellington accommodation and try your luck in this gold rush capital. Who knows - you may even find your own gold nugget!
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