Ready for a royal visit? Dubbo is one of the places to be. The region will play host to Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex later this month. Whether you’re itching to see the Duke, the Duchess or Rachel Zane from Suits, chances are there will be a bit of spectacle to behold.
Following the Invictus Games to Australia, the royal couple will be treated to a tour of Dubbo before the competition begins in Sydney. Upon their arrival, Harry and Meghan will be greeted by local school children before making their way to the Royal Flying Doctors hanger. From there, they will meet Pip Job, the NSW drought co-ordinator and hear from locals that have been affected by the drought. But that’s not all, the official itinerary notes that there will be a public picnic in Victoria Park, so you’re invited to bring your sandwiches and hear an address from His Royal Highness.
If you’re interested in joining in, you’ll be bringing a long anticipated boost to an area hard hit by drought. NSW TrainLink offers services from Central Station. In between catching a glimpse of royalty, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to vineyards with over 70 wineries, with numerous unique gourmet experiences showcasing the best of local produce.
Bringing the little ones with you? Then a trip to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo is a must, while the Wellington Caves is another great option to keep them entertained. If their love for bouncing on the furniture back home is anything to go by, then you can dazzle them with Inflatable World, which will keep them occupied for hours and give you a chance to relax.
NSW TrainLink runs daily services to Dubbo departing from Central and to Lithgow with connecting coaches to Dubbo.