17 days in Blue Mountains & Newcastle Itinerary

17 days in Blue Mountains & Newcastle Itinerary

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17 days in Blue Mountains & Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wallerawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wisemans Ferry
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Newcastle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Logan Brae Orchard. Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Katoomba online itinerary maker .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Anvil Rock Lookout
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The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Logan Brae Orchard ©
Logan Brae Orchard

2
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Wallace and then Head underground at Glow Worm Tunnel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wallerawang planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Wallerawang takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Wallerawang can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Wallerawang

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Lithgow, Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

4
nights
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Australian Reptile Park and Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures. Explore Wisemans Ferry's surroundings by going to Wyong Creek (Amazement Farm & Fun Park & Zipline), Lou Lou Hart (in Umina Beach) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal).

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wisemans Ferry trip site .

Traveling by car from Wallerawang to Wisemans Ferry takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Wisemans Ferry can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Wyong Creek, Gosford, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures
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Amazement Farm & Fun Park ©
Amazement Farm & Fun Park
Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tomaree Head and Blackbutt Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Pokolbin (Hunter Valley Gardens & Scarborough Wine Co Tasting Room), Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba) and Nelson Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Gan Gan Lookout). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, and kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newcastle itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wisemans Ferry to Newcastle takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Hawks Nest, Pokolbin, Tomaree Head, Ernest Hill Wines
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Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park

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