Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields has said the best place to see Harry and Meghan is at the Picnic in the Park during their visit on Wednesday, 17 October.

Dubbo’s Picnic In The Park. Source: Dubbo Regional Council

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service when they arrive, then a local property to see how local farmers are battling the drought first-hand, before travelling to Victoria Park to celebrate community spirit.

The Picnic in the Park will be held near the rotunda on Victoria Park’s western side from 11.30 am.

About 250 invited guests, who have contributed to local charities and organisations, will be a secured zone next to the cenotaph.

Prince Harry will make an address to the community, following a traditional Wiradjuri smoking ceremony from local elders.

Limited accessible seating is available for people with disabilities.

What To Bring

Bring sun protection (Sunscreen and/or hat), water bottle, chairs or a picnic rug.

Or a poncho, rain jacket and mud boots in case of rain.

Food and drink stalls will provide snacks and meals for members, or they can supply their own.

Assistance animals permitted, but definitely NO pets.

Getting There

Parking around Victoria Park is reserved for permit holders, and road closures in surrounding streets for the royal motorcade, including Darling Street, Talbragar Street, Victoria Park Road, Church Street and Gipps Street.

However, the community is encouraged to park at the Dubbo Showground (about a 400-metre walk) or take advantage of the free shuttle bus services departing every 15 minutes.

All vehicles enter and exit via the gate next to the railway line in Wingewarra Street.

Pedestrians can only enter and exit through the Entrance gates in Wingewarra Street.

Members of the public can also park in the Police Paddock (northern end of Brisbane Street near the Netball courts) and catch a transfer bus departing every 30 minutes from 9.30 am.

Vehicles displaying an Australian Disability Parking Permit can park at the Dubbo Aquatic and Leisure Centre Car Park and at No 1 Oval, operating on a first-in-first-served basis.

A bus will be available from Wellington to Dubbo, departing at the Wellington Cenotaph in Cameron Park.

The return bus leaves from Victoria Park at 2.00pm for Wellington.

Bus and taxi drop off points are in Gipps Street for northbound and Talbragar Street for westbound buses or taxis.

Newly-engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

Our Advice

Get there early as possible to bags a good spot. The showground car park opens from 8.30 am.

More Details

To find out more, including road closures and parking visit https://www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/news-and-updates/the-royal-visit-what-you-need-to-know for more details.

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