26 days in Lightning Ridge, Moree & Mooloolaba Itinerary

26 days in Lightning Ridge, Moree & Mooloolaba Itinerary

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26 days in Lightning Ridge, Moree & Mooloolaba Itinerary

Start: Lightning Ridge
1
Lightning Ridge
— 21 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Moree
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Lightning Ridge

21
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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. Explore Lightning Ridge's surroundings by going to One Ton Post (in Mungindi) and Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd (in Cumborah). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, go deep underground at Lightning Ridge, and look for gifts at Lost Sea Opals.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lightning Ridge attractions tool .

On the 20th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd, One Ton Post
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Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge
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Chambers of The Black Hand
Walking tours

1
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Moree

Moree ©
Moree is a large town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Waa Gorge and then soothe aching muscles at Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moree day trip site .

Getting from Lightning Ridge to Moree by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Moree are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Moree

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre ©
Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then make a trip to HMAS Brisbane. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Kings Beach and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba road trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Moree to Mooloolaba with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Kings Beach
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Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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