12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  30​h
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Katoomba
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
days
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, and then get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Govetts Leap, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Blackheath day trip website .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Blackheath is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Blackheath, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in April, plan for much warmer days in Blackheath, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Oberon, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Jenolan Caves, Bilpin Cider Company
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

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hours
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Mountains. On the 21st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, then look for gifts at The Nook, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katoomba online holiday planner .

Katoomba is just a stone's throw from Blackheath. In April in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Leura
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

2
days
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Coastal walk and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in April, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

4
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip site .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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