6 days in Port Stephens & Lakes Entrance Itinerary

6 days in Port Stephens & Lakes Entrance Itinerary

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6 days in Port Stephens & Lakes Entrance Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nelson Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
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. Take a break from Nelson Bay with a short trip to Fighter World in Williamtown, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, and get great views at Barry Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne to Nelson Bay is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Nelson Bay to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Williamtown, Port Stephens, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Barry Park, Tomaree Head
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Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at East Gippsland All Abilities Playground, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Buchan Caves, and finally take in the views from Stony Creek Trestle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Lakes Entrance Apex Park, have fun at Lakes Entrance Aquadome, then try for a hole-in-one at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop, and finally snap pictures at The Entrance Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lakes Entrance trip planner.

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Lakes Entrance in 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nelson Bay in April: high temperatures in Lakes Entrance hover around 23°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Bairnsdale, Buchan Caves, Stony Creek Trestle Bridge
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East Gippsland All Abilities Playground ©
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Lakes Entrance Apex Park ©
Lakes Entrance Apex Park

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