15 days in Esperance & Wollongong Itinerary

15 days in Esperance & Wollongong Itinerary

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15 days in Esperance & Wollongong Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  10​h 15​min
Wollongong
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Haven Beach, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and take in the exciting artwork at Section Glass Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip planning tool .

Sydney to Esperance is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

8
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wollongong: Leura (The Nook, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, & more), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, & more). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. The adventure continues: Head underground at Jenolan Caves, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, and meet the residents at Symbio Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wollongong trip planner.

Getting from Esperance to Wollongong by combination of flight and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Esperance in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Wollongong, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath, Mittagong, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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