8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Drive
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Nelson Bay
— 1 day
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly
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Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
Fly to Dubbo, Drive to Mudgee
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Mudgee
— 1 night
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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Nelson Bay holiday maker website.

Sydney to Nelson Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hike along Googik heritage Trail, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and finally make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then see the interesting displays at Roto House.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Macquarie using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Nelson Bay in June, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

2
nights
Broken Hill

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then browse the exhibits of Aboriginal Art & Craft Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Day Dream Mine and then don't miss a visit to Line of Lode Miners Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill journey planner.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Broken Hill by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Broken Hill are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, see the interesting displays at The Bottle House Mining Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Astronomers Monument, and finally step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, get a new perspective on nature at Australian Opal Centre, stop by Down to Earth Opals, then view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Cooper's Cottage, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lightning Ridge trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Broken Hill to Lightning Ridge takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

1
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Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mudgee trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Lightning Ridge to Mudgee in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Mudgee

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.