8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales planner
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Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive
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Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive
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Wellington
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubbo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
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Jenolan Caves — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lake and then explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jenolan Caves road trip planning app.

Sydney to Jenolan Caves is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Jenolan Caves, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mudgee.
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Mudgee — 1 night

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gulgong Pioneers Museum, then learn about winemaking at First Ridge Wines, and then identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mudgee driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jenolan Caves to Mudgee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jenolan Caves in July: highs in Mudgee hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wellington.
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Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries
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Wellington — 1 night

Wellington is a town in inland New South Wales, Australia, located at the junction of the Macquarie and Bell Rivers. On the 5th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine, walk around Cameron Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Osawano Japanese Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Wellington day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mudgee to Wellington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dubbo.
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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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden and then contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Dubbo Observatory and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Start your trip to Dubbo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Wellington to Dubbo by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Lightning Ridge.
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Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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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. On the 8th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, then take in the exciting artwork at John Murray Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Opal Bin, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge trip itinerary maker site.

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 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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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