30 days in Lightning Ridge & Hunter Valley Itinerary

30 days in Lightning Ridge & Hunter Valley Itinerary

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30 days in Lightning Ridge & Hunter Valley Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Lightning Ridge
— 14 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Pokolbin
— 14 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

14
nights
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lightning Ridge and 3 mile Heritage opal mines. Get some cultural insight at Chambers of The Black Hand and Amigos Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Lightning Ridge: Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd (in Cumborah) and One Ton Post (in Mungindi). And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, make a trip to Stanley the Emu, view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at The Bottle House Mining Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Lightning Ridge visit planner.

Sydney to Lightning Ridge is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You will leave for Pokolbin on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd, One Ton Post
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Bevans Cactus Nursery ©
Bevans Cactus Nursery
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery

14
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Peterson House and Leogate Estate Wines. Get some historical perspective at Maitland Gaol and Sacred Spaces. Change things up with these side-trips from Pokolbin: Morpeth Museum (in East Maitland), Tocal Homestead (in Paterson) and Morpeth Gallery (in Morpeth). There's more to do: do a tasting at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokolbin trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Pokolbin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Pokolbin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lovedale, Mount View, Broke, Nulkaba, Singleton
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines

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