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, then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, then go 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 20°C during the day and 7°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 · Outdoors · Beaches
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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, then take 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 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Williamtown, Soldiers Point Marina, Stockton Sand Dunes
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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 and then head outdoors with Nelson Bay Boat Hire. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, then stroll around Barry Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Nelson Bay journey planner.

Nelson Bay is just a short distance from Anna Bay. In July, daily temperatures in Nelson Bay can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. 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, Tomaree Head, Bagnalls Beach Reserve
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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 3°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bilpin, Terrigal, Staples Lookout, Captain Cook 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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