24 days in Sydney & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

24 days in Sydney & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

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24 days in Sydney & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Sydney
— 20 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

20
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Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Take a break from the city and head to Palm Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Nan Tien Temple and Terrigal Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Megalong Valley (Dryridge Estate & Coachwood Glen Nature Trail), Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, & more) and Blackheath (Logan Brae Orchard, Govetts Leap, & more). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Watagans National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Munmorah State Conservation Area, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and stroll through Grand Canyon track.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Wollongong, Megalong Valley
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

2
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Artesian Baths. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle, witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, admire all the interesting features of Bevans Cactus Nursery, then see the interesting displays at The Bottle House Mining Museum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Down to Earth Opals, see the interesting displays at Kangaroo Hill Complex, look for gifts at Lost Sea Opals, then take in the exciting artwork at Chambers of The Black Hand, then don't miss a visit to Stanley the Emu, and finally stop by The Opal Cave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lightning Ridge trip maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Lightning Ridge by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

#Museums, #Shopping, #Parks
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The Bottle House Mining Museum ©
The Bottle House Mining Museum
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle

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