19 days in New South Wales Itinerary

19 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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19 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  28​h
Pokolbin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
South West Rocks
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Broken Hill
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 30​min
Orange
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mudgee
— 4 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): do a tasting at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, and then get great views at Shepherds Hill Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at Peterson House, then do a tasting at Leogate Estate Wines, then learn about winemaking at Scarborough Wine Co, and finally learn about winemaking at First Creek Wines & Winemaking Services.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pokolbin sightseeing planning tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Pokolbin is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jerusalem to Pokolbin is 8 hours. In June, Pokolbin is colder than Jerusalem - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Pokolbin

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle, Ernest Hill Wines
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard ©
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard
Scarborough Wine Co ©
Scarborough Wine Co

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 5th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Innes Ruins, stroll through Coastal walk, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Duck Brewery, and finally make a trip to Breakwall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie road trip planning site .

Getting from Pokolbin to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Pokolbin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

2
nights
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Hat Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Scotts Head Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Trial Bay Gaol, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum South West Rocks.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the South West Rocks trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in South West Rocks: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in South West Rocks

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Hat Head National Park
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Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Whian Whian State Conservation Area, and then stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay road trip website .

You can drive from South West Rocks to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. June in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Broken Head Beach
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©

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night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre), admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at School of the Air, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist. On your second day here, examine the collection at Mad Max Museum, contemplate the long history of Day Dream Mine, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and finally examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Broken Hill day trip planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Broken Hill by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Byron Bay in June: highs in Broken Hill hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orange.

Things to do in Broken Hill

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Mad Max Museum ©
Mad Max Museum

2
nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Brangayne Wines Pty Ltd, learn about winemaking at Orange Mountain Wines, then do a tasting at De Salis Wines, then learn about winemaking at Rowlee Wines, and finally do a tasting at Sassy Wines. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Worldly Treasures, view the masterpieces at Orange Regional Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Heifer Station Wines, then learn about winemaking at Stockman's Ridge Wines, and finally stop by Canobolas Smith Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orange trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Broken Hill to Orange takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Broken Hill in June, Orange is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Orange

#Wineries, #Shopping, #Museums
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Orange Mountain Wines ©
Orange Mountain Wines
De Salis Wines ©
De Salis Wines
Heifer Station Wines ©
Heifer Station Wines

4
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lowe Wines and SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard and Moothi Estate. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Mudgee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orange to Mudgee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mudgee can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mudgee

#Wineries

Side Trip

Apple Tree Flat
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Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Moothi Estate ©
Moothi Estate

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