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“night/day tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Dubbo Gaol

Old Dubbo Gaol
90 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
+61 2 6801 4460
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Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Dubbo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Old Dubbo Gaol is completely restored and home to a large display of animatronics and holographic displays which provide a realistic and fascinating insight into a bygone era of barbaric prison life. Wandering around this unique collection of 19th century buildings and artefacts, learning the stories of prison life, and spending a moment in the pitch black of the solitary confinement cell, will be certain to send a chill up your spine.
Blacksmiths, Australia
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“night/day tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

excellent . Staff friendly. Stories interesting, Models of prisoners very life like, aadvise all travellers to visit the gaol.
Night time ghost tour impressiveand at times humorous and a little spooky

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Informative and Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

I really enjoyed the visit to the goal. It really gave you a great insight into the prisoners life. Also many stories of each. There are many audio visual presentations and very informative explanations at each point. The self guided tour is documented in an easy to follow map. Unfortunately some of the exhibits were being upgraded and not for display.

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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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“Locked In With History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I never considered spending my valuable time at Dubbo Gaol until I read the reviews.
Immediately after stepping inside the gates I was struck by the fabulous upkeep of the grounds. The map provided as well as the wall plaques and audio's gave a fantastic insight to the history of this Gaol. The walk was visually and sensory appealing, I learnt a great deal and found the whole experience totally enjoyable - more so that my experience at Alcatraz.
I would and have recommended this to all ages, Australian or overseas visitor.

Visited September 2012
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Gladstone, Australia
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“A piece of history.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Had been looking forward to seeing the old Dubbo Gaol. Unfortunately they were doing renovations so there were a few places we couldn't enter. Still very interesting (and sad) and even with the renovations provided a good outing for the family.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Important Australian attraction.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

If not interested in Australia's history then some people would find this dull, but it has been preserved and maintained perfectly. Very few places left in Aust. that are as original. Definetly check it out.

Visited October 2011
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