11 days in New South Wales Itinerary

11 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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11 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pokolbin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: stop by Sydney Fish Market, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney attractions planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
The National Pass and Odd Mountain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Wentworth Falls and Lincoln's Rock. There's still lots to do: stop by The Nook, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, stroll through Grand Canyon track, and browse for treasures at Victory Theatre Antique Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Katoomba online travel planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

3
nights
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 23rd (Wed): stop by Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food, then do a tasting at Peterson House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, and then identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pokolbin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Pokolbin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle, Ernest Hill Wines
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines

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