39 days in Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

39 days in Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

39 days in Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Oberon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Leura
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newcastle

6
nights
Oberon

Oberon ©
Oberon is a town and local government area (see Oberon Shire) in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Mayfield Garden and Queen Elizabeth Park. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Wallace in Wallerawang (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, and relax in the rural setting at Jannei Goat Dairy.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oberon itinerary planner.

Newcastle to Oberon is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You will leave for Leura on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Oberon

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lithgow, Lake Wallace
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Queen Elizabeth Park ©
Queen Elizabeth Park

9
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Leura side-trips: Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout & Windyridge Garden), The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah) and Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blackheath). On the 25th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock Lookout, play a few rounds at Blackheath Golf Club, and head outdoors with Evans Lookout.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Leura trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oberon to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Leura

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Hassan's Wall
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

8
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in New South Wales, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hillbilly Cider and Convict Trail. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Bilpin (The Bilpin Fruit Bowl, Wildwood Gardens, & more) and Watkins Orchard (in Wisemans Ferry). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. The adventure continues: get outside with Trees Adventure Grose River Park, snap pictures at Lennox Bridge, relax in the rural setting at Tobruk Sheep Station, and tee off at Lynwood Country Club.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Richmond trip planning tool .

Drive from Leura to Richmond in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Richmond

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bilpin, Windsor, Wilberforce, Glenbrook, Wisemans Ferry
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Bilpin Springs Orchard ©
Bilpin Springs Orchard

14
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Yarra River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Anglesea Bike Park (in Anglesea), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Ballarat (The Gold Museum, Ballarat Wildlife Park, & more). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Daylesford, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Mill Markets, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne journey builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Richmond to Melbourne. When traveling from Richmond in October, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, Geelong, Point Nepean National Park, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

Similar Plans

43 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 41 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM INDONESIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 54 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 48 days in Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 59 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 45 days in Australia BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Melbourne SEE PLAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT