6 days in Melbourne, Broken Hill & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

6 days in Melbourne, Broken Hill & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

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6 days in Melbourne, Broken Hill & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

Start: Young
Drive:  8​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
3
Lightning Ridge
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary app .

Young to Melbourne is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Broken Hill in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Broken Hill: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. You will leave for Lightning Ridge on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Tours Parks
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1
night
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. For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broken Hill to Lightning Ridge in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

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