11 days in New South Wales Itinerary

11 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive to Dubbo, Fly to Broken Hill
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Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
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Mudgee

— 1 night
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge, then learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, and then do a tasting at Lowe Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard, then examine the collection at Gulgong Pioneers Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Putta Bucca Wetlands.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mudgee tour itinerary builder app.

Newcastle to Mudgee is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newcastle in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Mudgee. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Broken Hill

— 3 nights
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Silverton Gaol Museum and Off-Road Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum and Pro Hart Gallery. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, don't miss a visit to Line of Lode Miners Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of the Outback, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Broken Hill online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mudgee to Broken Hill takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mudgee in April, Broken Hill is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Byron Bay

— 2 nights
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with Sundive Byron Bay, view the masterpieces at Lone Goat Gallery, then stroll through Belongil Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, then appreciate the history behind Big Prawn, then view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and finally stop by Essentially Byron.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Broken Hill to Byron Bay by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 2 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path. On your second day here, make a trip to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Byron Bay in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Nelson Bay

— 2 nights
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 19th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Fighter World, then don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, and finally get a dose of the wild on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay tour planner.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Nelson Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in April: highs in Nelson Bay hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.