5 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

5 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greater Newcastle trip planner
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Nelson Bay
— 1 night
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Lovedale
— 3 nights
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Nelson Bay — 1 night

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, then stop by Tynan Wines, then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, and finally surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours.

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Canberra to Nelson Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in July, with highs in Nelson Bay at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lovedale.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Lovedale — 3 nights

Step out of Lovedale to go to Rosebrook and see Wine D Road Tours, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

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You can drive from Nelson Bay to Lovedale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks
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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.
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