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Dubbo City is located in New South Wales in Australia and is famous for being the home of the world's largest zoo with over 1000 animals. Dubbo got its name in 1849, was named a town in 1872 and city in 1966. In 2011 the population numbered about 40,000 people.
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Weather-wise, Dubbo falls in the warm temperate climate zone classification. Under Köppen climate category, the city has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), which borders the semi-arid climate (BSh). Typically, summers in Dubbo (from December to February) are warm to hot, while winters (from June to August) are cool to cold, thus resulting to some conditions of early morning frost but mostly no snowfall– contrary to the closest city of Orange.
Dubbo is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell, Newell and Golden highways. The closest city, which Orange, is about 144 km (89 mi) away via rental car. The town is located just about 275 m (902 ft) above sea level, 303 km (188 mi) north-west of Sydney (400 km (249 mi) via road) and is a major road and rail freight hub to other parts of New South Wales. In addition, it is connected by national highways north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Broken Hill and Adelaide.
Dundullimal Homestead is one of the oldest buildings in Dubbo, now open for the public as a museum for those who want to find out how rural life was years ago when Dubbo was just a colony. The interiors are extremely sophisticated and the garden and the surrounding farm occupies 4 hectares, making the property a perfect location for weddings.
Western Plains Cultural Centre
Western Plains Cultural Centre includes a gallery named Armati Bequest, the Regional Museum of Dubbo and the Community Arts Centre. The Western Plains Cultural Centre provides locals and tourist with information about history and arts.
Royal Flying Doctor Base Education Centre
Royal Flying Doctor Base Education Centre is the home of Royal Flying Doctor Australia, a Dubbo based aeromedical organization dedicated to provide the best aeromedical primary health care, the largest in the country, using the latest technology available in the health industry, aviation and communication.
Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse
Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse is a building in Dubbo made from about 7000 bottles filled with messages, toys and photos. Aladdin's Cave Bottlehouse is located in a beautiful garden with built in stories characters.
Shoyoen Sister City Garden
Shoyoen Sister City Garden is a wonderful Japanese Garden located in the heart of this beautiful Down Under town. Dubbo received this garden filled with Japanese horticulture and architecture as a gift from its sister town from Japan - Minokamo.