7 days in Greater Newcastle & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Greater Newcastle & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
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Maitland
— 2 nights
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to St Kilda
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St Kilda
— 2 nights
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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Fly Point and Stockton Sand Dunes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomaree National Park and Barry Park. It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and identify plant and animal life at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay trip planner.

Sydney to Nelson Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. May in Nelson Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maitland.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Maitland

Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166km by road north of Sydney and 35km north-west of Newcastle. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol, then enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach, then stroll around King Edward Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Newcastle Beach, then head outdoors with Newcastle Ocean Baths, and then take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maitland itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Maitland takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Maitland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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St Kilda

On the 19th (Sun), kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catani Gardens, and then meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Abbotsford Convent, then steep yourself in history at Rippon Lea Estate, and then head outdoors with Cheap AZ Travel.

Take the guesswork out of planning a St Kilda vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Maitland to St Kilda with the Route module. When traveling from Maitland in May, plan for little chillier days in St Kilda, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greater Newcastle travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens · Scenic Walking Areas
Encompassing the suburbs of Newcastle, as well as a number of other, smaller cities, Greater Newcastle expands from the oceanside to a lush interior. Hilly, forested, and welcoming, the area offers a more relaxed experience than the hustle and bustle that can often dominate Australia’s urban centers.

Greater Melbourne travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gardens
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.