8 days in Sydney & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
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Sydney

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get in touch with nature at The Gap Park and Bronte Beach. Get some historical perspective at Justice & Police Museum and Leura Post Office. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens & Leura Cascades), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk, hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Odd Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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 18th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Chambers of The Black Hand, take an in-depth tour of Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery, make a trip to Cooper's Cottage, then explore the galleries of John Murray Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at The Bottle House Mining Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Amigos Castle, get to know the fascinating history of 3 mile Heritage opal mines, look for gifts at Lost Sea Opals, then see the interesting displays at Australian Opal Centre, and finally examine the collection at Kangaroo Hill Complex.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lightning Ridge vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Lightning Ridge takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks