Old Dubbo Gaol

Holiday with Kids - - Dubbo, Nsw -


This state her­itage build­ing op­er­ated for 119 years, from 1847 to 1966, and is now a pop­u­lar place to see his­tory brought to fascinating life. The old gaol serves as a re­minder of the darker mo­ments of Aus­tralia’s past with open cells and the hang­man’s kit and gloves on dis­play.

For an es­pe­cially spooky treat, take your fam­ily on the in­ter­ac­tive Twi­light Tour where the war­den will demon­strate the re­al­ity of what it was like to be a pris­oner in days gone by. The fam­ily-friendly tour op­er­ates dur­ing NSW school hol­i­days and long week­ends. It’s not all gloom and doom, though, as there are plenty of fun ac­tiv­i­ties to en­ter­tain the kids, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing school hol­i­days, with char­ac­ters in cos­tume and kids’ tours join­ing the pro­gramme.

Don’t for­get to wit­ness the bird’s- eye view of the gaol from the top of the watch tower; with vis­i­tors teem­ing like ants below, you will feel as though you are on top of the world.




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