8 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

8 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

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Cedar Creek
— 1 day
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Pokolbin
— 1 night
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Nelson Bay
— 6 nights
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Cedar Creek

— 1 day
On the 15th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls, then learn about winemaking at Millbrook Estate, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Sydney.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cedar Creek trip itinerary builder.

Sydney to Cedar Creek is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In January, daily temperatures in Cedar Creek can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Cedar Creek

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Pokolbin

— 1 night
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Caves Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Big Kookaburra.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip planner.

You can drive from Cedar Creek to Pokolbin in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Nelson Bay

— 6 nights
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Nelson Bay to Williamtown to see Fighter World about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, go for a stroll along the water at D'Albora Marinas, surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, and get to know the resident critters at Oakvale Wildlife Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nelson Bay trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Nelson Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.