6 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

6 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

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6 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pokolbin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Fighter World and Port Stephens Shell Museum. We've included these beaches for you: One Mile Beach and Fingal Bay Beach. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, take in the exciting artwork at Port Stephens Community Art Centre, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay trip tool .

Sydney to Nelson Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Port Stephens Shell Museum, Fingal Bay Beach, One Mile Beach, Fighter World
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Fighter World ©
Fighter World
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Head to Maitland Regional Art Gallery and Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Foodfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and Leogate Estate Wines. Step out of Pokolbin with an excursion to Maitland Gaol in East Maitland--about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Peterson House and admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokolbin driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Nelson Bay to Pokolbin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Pokolbin can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Maitland
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines