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56 Facts You Need To Know About Dubbo

Best town in the world, FACT!

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1. Dubbo, or Dub-Vegas is located in Central-West New South Wales.

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2. So it’s far away from Sydney, or any city! How far from Sydney exactly? Around 5 hours.

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3. Which means it’s not a part of Western Sydney, despite popular belief.

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4. But it is near the place where the term "bogan" comes from, so we have that going for us.

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5. Dubbo is a part of Wiradjuri country, which is one of the largest in Australia.

Habitation by Indigenous Australians dates back approximately 40,000 years.
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Habitation by Indigenous Australians dates back approximately 40,000 years.

6. It is the Wiradjuri people who named Dubbo, which means “red earth.”

7. Dubbo has a population of around 35,000 people.

Which makes Sydney’s population 143 times larger.
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Which makes Sydney’s population 143 times larger.

8. You can fit the entire population of Dubbo in the MCG over THREE times!

9. When driving into Dubbo you can see the road out of Dubbo!

And vice versa! WOW!
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And vice versa! WOW!

10. Dubbo has four Subway Restaurants, three of which are all within half a kilometre of each other.

To this day scientists are baffled as to why this is.
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To this day scientists are baffled as to why this is.

11. There are many things to see and do in Dubbo. Of course, most people flock to the place where you see creatures rolling around in their own filth.

12. And by that we're talking about the Amaroo Hotel.

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13. But if that doesn't rock your boat you can go to Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Which is also one of the largest open range zoos in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Which is also one of the largest open range zoos in the Southern Hemisphere.

14. You can even feed the Lions!

So much better than your zoo, Sydney!
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So much better than your zoo, Sydney!

15. You can even stay overnight at the zoo!

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16. There's quokkas at the zoo too!

I guess Sydney’s zoo has them too, so we’ll give them that…
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I guess Sydney’s zoo has them too, so we’ll give them that…

17. BUT YOU CAN PET THEM AT DUBBO ZOO!

BAM SYDNEY! SIT DOWN! WE JUST MADE YOU OUR BITCH!
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BAM SYDNEY! SIT DOWN! WE JUST MADE YOU OUR BITCH!

18. Dubbo is battling though harsh droughts the majority of the time.

19. Or as some might call it, high school.

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SAY-WHAAAA?

20. But when it does rain, it pours.

Dubbo has flooded on multiple occasions.
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Dubbo has flooded on multiple occasions.

21. Weatherman Tim Bailey is our ambassador!

Tomorrows forecast for Sydney, cloudy with a high chance of jealousy.
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Tomorrows forecast for Sydney, cloudy with a high chance of jealousy.

22. Which brings us to our next point: “I LOVE DUBBO” T-Shirts!

Sorry New York. You can sit down next to Sydney as cities which have been made Dubbo’s BITCH!
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Sorry New York. You can sit down next to Sydney as cities which have been made Dubbo’s BITCH!

23. The t-shirts are taking over the world!

*Not photoshopped. Photoshop hasn’t made it to Dubbo yet.
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*Not photoshopped. Photoshop hasn’t made it to Dubbo yet.

24. We’re the official home of Australia’s BEST meat pie. Winning the competition in 2003, 2005, and 2007.

In the years we didn’t win we were too busy at the zoo petting the quokkas and hanging out with Tim Bailey.
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In the years we didn’t win we were too busy at the zoo petting the quokkas and hanging out with Tim Bailey.

25. This fact is even on the sign coming into town.

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26. So you've done the zoo and you're hungry for more! Why not check out the fabulous shops we have on offer?!

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27. Or take a hot air balloon over Dale's farm.

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28. Wanna hire a Dingo? Mark's got you covered.

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29. Thirsty? Why not head down to the Railway Junction Hotel, or the "Buncha" for a beer and steak.

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30. Same goes with the Star.

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31. The Castlereagh has been picking up momentum as of late.

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32. They also have a killer dance floor on the weekends too!

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33. There's the Dirty Mersh, or The Commercial as your parents like to call it.

34. But Dubbo's heart will always be with The Pastoral.

(P.s can you guys please unblock me on Facebook now.)
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(P.s can you guys please unblock me on Facebook now.)

35. The country heat getting to you? Why not go for a paddle in the Macquarie River.

That was a joke. DON'T SWIM IN THE RIVER!
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That was a joke. DON'T SWIM IN THE RIVER!

36. Local Aboriginal art has been painted all over the place.

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37. Do you like paying $10 for something that lasts a minute? Well forget Kings Cross, head down to the Dubbo Show and ride one of the completely safe rides they have on offer.

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38. We have a gaol in our main street!

Chill, It shut down in 1966. It’s a tourist attraction now…we think.
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Chill, It shut down in 1966. It’s a tourist attraction now…we think.

39. Eight men were hanged at the gaol when it was open between 1859 and 1966.

Fun Fact: I used to get my haircut at a hair salon which is in that white building behind the gaol.
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Fun Fact: I used to get my haircut at a hair salon which is in that white building behind the gaol.

40. Our tallest building is 6 stories high! WOW!

It is rumoured that you can see all four Subway Restaurants in Dubbo from the top it’s that high!
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It is rumoured that you can see all four Subway Restaurants in Dubbo from the top it’s that high!

41. Roads in and out of Dubbo are haunted by the "Pilliga Princess."

The ghost of a lady who haunts travellers who drive along the Newell Highway.
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The ghost of a lady who haunts travellers who drive along the Newell Highway.

42. Dubbo has one of the best skate parks in the country!

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Which also includes the first ever full-pipe on Aussie shores!

43. Chevrolet badges on Holdens are the norm out here.

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44. And by the way no one shares the same name.

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45. Wanna come visit Dubbo? Well good news, we have an airport!

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46. And the planes that fly here are Dubbo themed!

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47. Fun fact: From Sydney, it’s cheaper to fly to Asia than it is to Dubbo.

LOL FUCK ME RIGHT?!
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LOL FUCK ME RIGHT?!

48. Speaking of the airport, Dubbo is one of the bases for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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49. That amazing view as you fly into town.

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50. Dubbo has the largest abattoir in the country! Up to 8,000 sheep can go through it a day!

51. Dubbo is so stranger to celebrities. In 2012 Bow Wow had a concert here.

No seriously, in 2012 Bow Wow had a concert here.
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No seriously, in 2012 Bow Wow had a concert here.

52. And we’re 75% sure that in 2013 Beyonce may have flown over Dubbo whilst on her Australian tour.

Cant even imagine RT @BeyonceLite No passengers on her plane http://t.co/XsBi9B6Yqe

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53. Oh, and rock band Thirsty Merc are from here.

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54. And Glenn McGrath.

Technically he is from a smaller town called Narromine down the road, but we claim him. Fuck you Narromine.
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Technically he is from a smaller town called Narromine down the road, but we claim him. Fuck you Narromine.

55. Plus we have some pretty amazing sunsets here, that are second to none.

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56. So come and visit Dubbo and be greeted with open arms by our mascot Dubby.

No seriously, you don’t want to make Dubby angry.
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No seriously, you don’t want to make Dubby angry.