16 days in New South Wales & Canberra Itinerary

16 days in New South Wales & Canberra Itinerary

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16 days in New South Wales & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pokolbin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Clovelly Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. August in Sydney sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Merewether Beach. Norah Head Lighthouse and Moorebank Private Vineyard Estate will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Pokolbin side-trips: Newcastle (Nobbys Beach, Christ Church Cathedral, & more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pokolbin trip website .

You can drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in August since evenings lows in Pokolbin dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle, Norah Head Lighthouse, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

4
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls and Perry's Lookdown. Get some historical perspective at Logan Brae Orchard and Govetts Leap. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Evans Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park, and play a few rounds at Blackheath Golf Club.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Blackheath holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Blackheath takes 3.5 hours. In August in Blackheath, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Blackheath

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Side Trip

Katoomba
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Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Floriade, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Canberra vacation site .

You can drive from Blackheath to Canberra in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Blackheath in August: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Wily Trout Vineyard, Gundog Cork Street Cellar
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Gundog Cork Street Cellar ©
Gundog Cork Street Cellar
Wily Trout Vineyard ©
Wily Trout Vineyard

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