12 days in Greater Sydney & Broken Hill Area Itinerary

12 days in Greater Sydney & Broken Hill Area Itinerary

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12 days in Greater Sydney & Broken Hill Area Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Cronulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manly
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
Get out of town with these interesting Cronulla side-trips: Oatley Park (in Oatley) and Monkey Mania (in Leumeah).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cronulla driving holiday planner.

Melbourne to Cronulla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, Cronulla is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirrawee, Kurnell, Oatley Park, Monkey Mania, Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve
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Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk
Cape Solander ©
Cape Solander
Oatley Park ©
Oatley Park

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Blacktown (Featherdale Wildlife Park & Blacktown Showground Precinct) and Dural (Golden Ridge Animal Farm & Fagan Park). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Throw Axe, stop by Duck In, relax in the rural setting at Tobruk Sydney, and take some stellar pictures from The Rock Lookout.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cronulla to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cronulla in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Penrith, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manly.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Dural, Blacktown, The Hills Shire
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Throw Axe ©
Throw Axe
Duck In ©
Duck In

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Manly is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at 4 Pines Brookvale Truck Bar.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manly road trip app .

Drive from Penrith to Manly in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Penrith in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Manly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Mosman, Brookvale
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary ©
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Broken Hill: Silverton (Mundi Mundi Lookout & Day Dream Mine). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, take in the architecture and design of School of the Air, and immerse yourself in nature at Living Desert State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill travel route builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Broken Hill takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Manly in August, expect nights in Broken Hill to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery

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