9 days in Yamba, Dubbo and the Great Western Plains & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Yamba, Dubbo and the Great Western Plains & Sydney Itinerary

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Yamba
— 1 night
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Dubbo
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Dubbo
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights

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Yamba — 1 night

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Yamba Museum and then stroll through Pippi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yamba trip planner.

Sydney to Yamba is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Expect little chillier evenings in Yamba when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and then Head underground at Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden and then contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dubbo online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yamba to Dubbo. When traveling from Yamba in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dubbo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 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.
Anzac Memorial and The Rocks Discovery Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Narrabeen Lagoon State Park. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubbo to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dubbo in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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