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Old Dubbo Gaol

90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
(02) 6801 4460
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Dubbo
Type: Historic Sites
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Brisbane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The entry to the Gaol is through a small arcade behind modern shop fronts. When you walk through the original gates, its like stepping back in time. The Gaol has been faithfully restored and there is heaps of information about inmates, the gaols history and life back when the gaol was operational. We were especially interested in reading the inmate... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is probably the 2nd major attraction in Dubbo for visitors. For locals admittance is free (think thats right?). The place is well cared for and the displays are entertaining. Well worth the visit while checking out the town

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

You can walk around it on your own or take a tour. The tour provides lots of behind the scenes facts and old stories. Very entertaining.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Glad i did it. It was certainly an eye opener but a little confronting. The inmate stories you read on the way are a brilliant idea. It's absolutely worth doing & reasonably priced.

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Yeppoon Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Was very interesting but a little disappointed. I would have like more information on who was held there over the years etc,,, however I did think it was worth the value and the staff were friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It was very interesting reading and hearing all the stories about the inmates. Lots of interesting and creepy history. I wish it was a bit bigger though, doesn't take long to get through

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

As a guide myself (elsewhere of course and arguably as good or bad as any other) I find myself watching other guiding techniques. I would like to say that our guide was engaging and honest despite keeping to the standard dialogue. I was a bit wary about bringing young children to such a place but the stories told by our... More

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Wee Jasper, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was fantastic! The kids were terrified! The holographic and audio displays were really good and did enough to stop one 8 year old from mucking up all day ("we'll take you back to the gaol!"). Staff were efficient, informative yet unobtrusive. The gift shop had lots of interesting things. The historical information was interesting and eduacational and the whole... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

You will not regret coming to this great historical attraction. The staff are passionate about the historical facts that surround Old Dubbo Gaol #onetownatatime

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Sydney, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Located in the middle of Dubbo's main street (right next to the CBA), it is worth a visit to get a feel for part of Dubbo's history. Decent sized. Will keep you occupied for about an hour. More plaques and information would be great. Easy pram access for most parts of it.

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