The country is heading to the polls this Saturday, May 18, but if you've already voted or just looking for something to do after you cast your vote then check out some of the things you can do in Dubbo.
Netflix and chill?
If you want to stay inside and get away from all mumbo-jumbo of politics then why not see what the latest television shows are right in the comfort of your own home!
Personally I'd catch up on the latest Queer Eye or Game of Thrones episodes, but I'm sure you'll find something binge-worthy on the telly if you're not into makeovers or dragons.
Although if you're feeling a little adventurous with your screen time, pop into the local cinema to see the newest blockbuster being shown.
Is Aladdin out yet?
One with nature:
It's supposed to be a sunny top of 24 degrees in Dubbo this Saturday, so grab your picnic blanket and some delicious snacks and head to one of the city's lovely parks for the day.
Many have play equipment, toilets and even barbecue facilities available. Check out the Dubbo Regional Council's website for a full detailed list.
We've included some parks from the DRC website that we think readers might like:
- The Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden.
- Delroy Park
- Elston Park
- Victoria Park
- Douglas Mawson Park
- Sir Roden Cutler Park
- Elizabeth Park
Go wild with the herd:
In case you've been living under a rock, Dubbo is home to a Zoo. Yes a Zoo and a pretty amazing one at that!
So if it comes to Saturday morning, you've just voted and realised you've got a zillion more hours left in the day (seriously, voting doesn't take THAT long!) pop out to Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
There you can get up close and personal with meerkats or feed a giraffe.
You're never alone when you're reading a book:
I'm a total geek at heart and adore reading. If I find a really good book I can honestly spend hours being transported into another world (cue Harry Potter or Jack West Jr novels).
The Dubbo Library is open this Saturday form 10am to 3pm, but if you're not into reading the place is also home to audiobooks, DVDs, magazines and so much more!
Connect with all of your (social media) friends:
This is certainly not a sad suggestion! I love catching up on social media!
And hey if you would actually like to be updated on the latest political results a quick Google search will help with that.
BUT if you really want to stay away from all the pollies there is like a 43 minute video of one American beauty blogger calling out another American beauty blogger on Youtube.
I'd never heard of those people in my life before, but after watching it I'm now Team Tati.
Come one, come all:
Our friends in Wellington are hosting the annual Show and it's sure to attract a large crowd.
Along with the host of returning attractions and events, like the farming challenge and the fashion show, there'll also be one or two new attractions, including a feature event Giant Atlantic Pumpkin Growing competition. How cool is that!
The 144th Wellington Show is being held at the local Showgrounds.
Gates will be open from 6am, while the official opening will take place at 11am, where Wellington's Showgirl of 2019 will be sashed.
Tickets will be $5 for pensioners and schoolchildren and $10 for adults.