16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales trip planner
Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pokolbin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mudgee
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cowra
— 1 night
Drive to Dubbo, Fly to Broken Hill
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Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly

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Sydney — 3 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Shelly Beach and Justice & Police Museum. There's still lots to do: visit Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.
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Pokolbin — 3 nights

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Leogate Estate Wines and Tamburlaine Organic Wines. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, learn about winemaking at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, stop by Come What May, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pokolbin trip planner.

Drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Pokolbin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mudgee.
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Mudgee — 4 nights

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Lowe Wines. And it doesn't end there: stroll through The Drip Gorge, do a tasting at Burnbrae Wines, and see the interesting displays at Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mudgee itinerary planner.

Drive from Pokolbin to Mudgee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Pokolbin in June: high temperatures in Mudgee hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Lightning Ridge.
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Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Lightning Ridge — 2 nights

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 12th (Sun): explore the galleries of John Murray Art Gallery and then explore the galleries of Chambers of The Black Hand. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle and then take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lightning Ridge vacation maker website.

Drive from Mudgee to Lightning Ridge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cowra.
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Cowra — 1 night

Cowra is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Cowra Prisoner of War Camp and then admire the natural beauty at Cowra Japanese Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cowra road trip planning tool.

Drive from Lightning Ridge to Cowra in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Broken Hill.
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Broken Hill — 2 nights

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, then stroll through The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, and then browse the exhibits of Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Broken Hill trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of car and flight from Cowra to Broken Hill in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
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.
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