12 days in Brisbane & New South Wales Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane & New South Wales Itinerary

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12 days in Brisbane & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Armidale
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Wisemans Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday tool .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Armidale

Armidale
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. On the 23rd (Thu), take a memorable drive along Waterfall Way.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Armidale sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Armidale with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Armidale

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): trek along Convict Trail, then don't miss a visit to Hawkins Lookout, and then explore and take pictures at Watkins Orchard.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wisemans Ferry route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Armidale to Wisemans Ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Wisemans Ferry can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Hawkins Lookout ©
Hawkins Lookout
Watkins Orchard ©
Watkins Orchard

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get out of town with these interesting Blackheath side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, hike along Fortress Rock, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Blackheath trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wisemans Ferry to Blackheath takes 2 hours. May in Blackheath sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Grand Canyon track, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company
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Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip maker .

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in May, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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