14 days in Newcastle & Port Douglas Itinerary

14 days in Newcastle & Port Douglas Itinerary

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14 days in Newcastle & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
Newcastle
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head), Convict Trail (in Wisemans Ferry) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, stroll through Speers Point Park, and meet the residents at Australian Reptile Park.

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Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Newcastle, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Terrigal Beach, Tomaree Head, Palm Beach, Speers Point Park
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Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

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Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach) and Cairns (Scuba & Snorkeling, Esplanade Lagoon Pool, & more). Spend the 23rd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Newcastle to Port Douglas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle in September, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Cairns, Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

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