15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

The Entrance
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Tamworth
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Lightning Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Bourke
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
Tibooburra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
White Cliffs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Dubbo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Sydney

1
day
Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tamworth Marsupial Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Oxley Scenic Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tamworth holiday website .

The Entrance to Tamworth is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from The Entrance in August, plan for little chillier nights in Tamworth, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lightning Ridge.

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Oxley Scenic Lookout ©
Oxley Scenic Lookout
Tamworth Marsupial Park ©
Tamworth Marsupial Park
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum ©
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum

1
day
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally examine the collection at The Bottle House Mining Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge trip planner .

Drive from Tamworth to Lightning Ridge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bourke.

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The Bottle House Mining Museum ©
The Bottle House Mining Museum

2
days
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Paddle Vessel Jandra to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), get great views at Bourke Historic Wharf, take in the exciting artwork at Back O' Bourke Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Paddle Vessel Jandra, and finally see the interesting displays at Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Bourke Historic Cemetery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gundabooka National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bourke travel planner.

You can drive from Lightning Ridge to Bourke in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tibooburra.

Things to do in Bourke

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Side Trip

Back O' Bourke Gallery
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Gundabooka National Park ©
Gundabooka National Park
Bourke Historic Wharf ©
Bourke Historic Wharf
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery

1
day
Tibooburra

Tibooburra
Tibooburra is a town in the far northwest of New South Wales, Australia, located 1187km from the state capital, Sydney. To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tibooburra vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Bourke to Tibooburra takes 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

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3
days
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Broken Hill: Silverton (Mundi Mundi Lookout & Day Dream Mine). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Julie Hart Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Tibooburra to Broken Hill takes 4 hours. August in Broken Hill sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to White Cliffs.

Things to do in Broken Hill

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Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

1
day
White Cliffs

White Cliffs
White Cliffs is a small town in outback New South Wales in Australia, in Central Darling Shire. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get outside with White Cliffs.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our White Cliffs online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Broken Hill to White Cliffs in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

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3
days
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
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.
Take a break from Dubbo with a short trip to Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine in Wellington, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library, make a trip to Western Plains Cultural Centre, and contemplate the long history of Dundullimal Homestead.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dubbo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from White Cliffs to Dubbo. August in Dubbo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Dubbo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

1
day
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then get great views at Hassan's Wall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jenolan Caves tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Dubbo to Jenolan Caves in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Jenolan Caves are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Lithgow, The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens ©
The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

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