9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Sydney
— Few hours
Fly
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moree
— 1 night
Drive
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Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
Fly to Dubbo, Drive to Mudgee
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Mudgee
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Overseas Passenger Terminal, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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nights
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): view the masterpieces at National Cartoon Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and finally identify plant and animal life at Korora Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island and then make a trip to The Clog Barn.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip website.

Getting from Sydney to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moree.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Moree

Moree is a large town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. On the 6th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Bank Art Museum Moree and then take in the dramatic natural features at Waa Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Moree online route builder.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Moree takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Moree, with lows of 7°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Moree

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at John Murray Art Gallery, take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, take an in-depth tour of Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery, then make a trip to Cooper's Cottage, then stop by Down to Earth Opals, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Australian Opal Centre, get engrossed in the history at Kangaroo Hill Complex, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 3 mile Heritage opal mines, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chambers of The Black Hand.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge route planning app.

You can drive from Moree to Lightning Ridge in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

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Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 9th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Arts and Crafts Mudgee, then learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, then putt your heart out at Mudgee Honey Haven, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge, do a tasting at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, then learn about winemaking at Vinifera Wines, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Lightning Ridge to Mudgee in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. In June in Mudgee, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side 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.