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Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo

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Old Dubbo Gaol offers insight into bygone era of harsh prison life. Old gallows are still in the courtyard. Holographic displays portray conditions endured by inmates; you will hear and see an animated image of condemned man due for a death sentence. Visitors will small children should be aware that an isolation cell in total darkness may be scary and spooky. Guided tours available at day or night. Using our online itinerary creator, Dubbo attractions like Old Dubbo Gaol can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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As a major tourist destination, Dubbo offers a wealth of different accommodations. Five-star hotels, hostels, and rental apartments cluster in the center, on either side of the river and near the intersection of the two main thoroughfares. Try something different with a stay in a safari lodge, or head to the outskirts of the city for RV parks and motels.
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  • The Old Dubbo Gaol is nice to check out. Its not too scary. Family's would enjoy it more. I thought it would be bigger but it is actually quite small. The location is great it is right on the main str...  more »
  • We enjoyed our tour around the Old Dubbo Gaol. Very informative of the penal system in the days of old. A small gaol compared to some we have been to but very interesting and enlightening. The display...  more »
  • We went here with 2 children aged 8 & 10. Kids loved learning all about the gaol and also enjoyed being part of the skit at 10am. Everything here is well thought out and gives you a good insight on ho...  more »
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  • Did the family night tour. Everyone loved it. Definitely the best way to visit the gaol
  • The lady telling stories about the history of the jail was so entertaining.. and the kids loved it!
  • Great place to visit if you are ever in the Dubbo area. True history lesson in Australias brutal early gaol sysrem. You can tske a guided tour or just walk around yourself. Very well maintained and very friendly knowledgeable staff.
  • My second visit after about 20 yrs and it was great to go through then and it's still worth having a look even now. It's part of your history Australia, check it out.
  • Interesting exhibits some with robotic or animated elements with intriguing stories of the criminals of our past.