Dundullimal Homestead is located on the land of ‘the Dundullimal’ who were part of the Wiradjuri nation whose knowledge and experience of the area spans thousands of years.
The land became the head station of a large squatting run in 1836, and the house was built in the early 1840s, soon becoming a key property when droving cattle and sheep to different stations, meat works and markets across the nation.
The Homestead has survived in a near unaltered condition since its construction and is now the only tangible evidence of the early squatters run. The timber church, which can still be seen today, was built in the 1870s and has connections to Saint Mary MacKillop.
How to get here
Dundullimal Homestead is located at 23L Obley Road, Dubbo NSW.
By car: Dundullimal Homestead is an easy ten minute drive from Dubbo city, and only 1.5 kilometres past Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Planning ahead is the best way to get the most out of your visit to Dundullimal Homestead. Here, you’ll find answers to some of our most frequently-asked questions about visiting.
When should I visit?
Dundullimal Homestead is a spectacular place to visit in Dubbo all year round. During spring the gardens come to life with roses, while summer makes for idyllic picnics in the shade of mature trees. Autumn and winter are also unique for dramatic landscapes in a crisp and fresh climate.
How much time do I need?
Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the house and spend time wandering through the grounds and outbuildings. To fully appreciate Dundullimal Homestead we recommend that you allow at least one hour for exploring the Homestead and outbuildings. If you’d like to stop for Devonshire Tea or light refreshments at the on-site café, The Shed, please allow extra time.
Will children enjoy visiting?
Children love visiting Dundullimal Homestead and exploring the sprawling grounds and outbuildings. The homestead’s rich pioneering history is also a great way to introduce children to aspects of Australian history. We also offer an education program for school visits.
Can I bring my pet?
Well-behaved dogs on leash are very welcome in our dog-friendly gardens. Please make sure to clean up after your dog with bins provided.
Can tour groups visit?
Groups are more than welcome at Dundullimal Homestead. To book a group visit, call 02 6884 9984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it wheelchair accessible?
Dundullimal Homestead is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us ahead of your visit so we can assist you further.
Can I hire a venue for my special event?
Dubbo’s oldest and most historic venue makes a stunning location for weddings and special events. To find out more, please visit our venue hire page.