11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Newcastle
— 1 night
2
Anna Bay
— 2 nights
3
Nelson Bay
— 3 nights
4
Gosford
— 4 nights

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Scratchley, thenkick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, thengo for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally walk around King Edward Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle tour planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Newcastle. In July in Newcastle, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Anna Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Fort Scratchley ©
Fort Scratchley

2
nights
Anna Bay

Anna Bay ©
Anna Bay is the name of a suburb, a town and a bay in the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Sand Dune Safaris to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a taste of life in the country at Oakfield Ranch and then take in the waterfront activity at Soldiers Point Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Oakvale Wildlife Park, examine the collection at Fighter World, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Stockton Sand Dunes, and finally take an exotic tour of Sand Dune Safaris.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Anna Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Newcastle to Anna Bay in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Anna Bay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Anna Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Williamtown, Stockton Sand Dunes, Soldiers Point Marina
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Oakvale Wildlife Park ©
Oakvale Wildlife Park
Sand Dune Safaris ©
Sand Dune Safaris
Fighter World ©
Fighter World

3
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Nelson Bay Boat Hire has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Thu), go for a stroll along the water at D'Albora Marinas, thenhead outdoors with Nelson Bay Boat Hire, and then stop by Vomo the store. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, thenidentify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, thentake some stellar pictures from Barry Park, and finally make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nelson Bay vacation planner.

Nelson Bay is very close to Anna Bay. In July in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gosford.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Barry Park, Bagnalls Beach Reserve, Tomaree Head
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

4
nights
Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Get out of town with these interesting Gosford side-trips: Bilpin (Pine Crest Orchard, Bilpin Cider Company, &more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Australian Reptile Park, take some stellar pictures from Staples Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Somersby Falls Picnic Grounds, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gosford holiday planner.

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Gosford in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nelson Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gosford, with lows of °C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Bilpin, Terrigal, Captain Cook Lookout, Staples Lookout
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

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