45 days in Maitland & Cape York Itinerary

45 days in Maitland & Cape York Itinerary

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45 days in Maitland & Cape York Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 30​min
— 16 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
— 12 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
— 14 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Sydney


Maitland ©
Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166km by road north of Sydney and 35km north-west of Newcastle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maitland: Gosford (Australian Reptile Park & Gosford Regional Gallery), Pokolbin (Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, Tempus Two Cellar Door, & more) and Firescreek Fruit Wines (in Holgate). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Maitland Gaol, make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Maitland trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney to Maitland is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In June in Maitland, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lockhart.

Things to do in Maitland

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Newcastle, Nelson Bay, The Entrance, Nulkaba
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Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Maitland Regional Art Gallery ©
Maitland Regional Art Gallery


Lockhart ©
Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Maitland to Lockhart. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Lockhart

Nature Parks
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Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Step out of Bamaga with an excursion to Roko Pearls in Seisia--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Jardine River National Park. There's more to do: look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bamaga trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Lockhart to Bamaga with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Jardine River National Park ©
Jardine River National Park
Roko Pearls ©
Roko Pearls
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