13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: The Entrance
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Tamworth
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Lightning Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bourke
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
White Cliffs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
6
Dubbo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tamworth Marsupial Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Oxley Scenic Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tamworth holiday website .

The Entrance to Tamworth is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Traveling from The Entrance in August, plan for little chillier nights in Tamworth, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Tamworth

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum ©
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum
Oxley Scenic Lookout ©
Oxley Scenic Lookout
Tamworth Marsupial Park ©
Tamworth Marsupial Park

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally examine the collection at The Bottle House Mining Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge trip planner .

Drive from Tamworth to Lightning Ridge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Walking tours
The Bottle House Mining Museum ©
The Bottle House Mining Museum

2
nights
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Paddle Vessel Jandra to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), get great views at Bourke Historic Wharf, take in the exciting artwork at Back O' Bourke Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Paddle Vessel Jandra, and finally see the interesting displays at Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Bourke Historic Cemetery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gundabooka National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bourke travel planner.

You can drive from Lightning Ridge to Bourke in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tibooburra.

Things to do in Bourke

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Back O' Bourke Gallery
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Gundabooka National Park ©
Gundabooka National Park
Bourke Historic Wharf ©
Bourke Historic Wharf
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery

1
night
White Cliffs

White Cliffs ©
White Cliffs is a small town in outback New South Wales in Australia, in Central Darling Shire. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get outside with White Cliffs.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our White Cliffs online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bourke to White Cliffs in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in White Cliffs

#Outdoors
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White Cliffs ©
White Cliffs

3
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Broken Hill: Silverton (Day Dream Mine & Mundi Mundi Lookout). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and learn about all things military at RSL Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Broken Hill sightseeing planner.

Getting from White Cliffs to Broken Hill by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Broken Hill

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverton
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3
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Take a break from Dubbo with a short trip to Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine in Wellington, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden, and don't miss a visit to Western Plains Cultural Centre.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubbo trip planner .

Fly from Broken Hill to Dubbo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Dubbo, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Dubbo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

1
night
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then get great views at Hassan's Wall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jenolan Caves tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Dubbo to Jenolan Caves in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Jenolan Caves are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Lithgow, The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens ©
The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

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