7 days in New South Wales Itinerary

7 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales trip planner
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Mudgee
Drive
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dubbo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
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Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mudgee trip maker.

Sydney to Mudgee is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mudgee: highs are around 16°C and lows about 0°C. You'll set off for Blue Mountains National Park on the 2nd (Sat).
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Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Blue Mountains National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Horseshoe Falls Walk, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Grand Canyon track and then take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Blue Mountains National Park online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mudgee to Blue Mountains National Park. Traveling from Mudgee in July, expect nights in Blue Mountains National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Dubbo.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Dubbo — 2 nights

Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): Head underground at Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol and then get to know the resident critters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubbo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Dubbo. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in July, you will find days in Dubbo are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lightning Ridge.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

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. Lightning Ridge is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle, and explore the galleries of Chambers of The Black Hand.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lightning Ridge trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Dubbo to Lightning Ridge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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.
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