60 days in Perth & Newcastle Itinerary

60 days in Perth & Newcastle Itinerary

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60 days in Perth & Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 28 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Newcastle
— 30 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

28
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at City Beach and Rockingham Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Mullaloo Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro), Fremantle (Bon Scott Statue, South Beach Recreation Reserve, & more) and Waikiki Beach (in Safety Bay). Make the 3rd (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Gooseberry Hill National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mettam's Pool, stroll through Halls Head Beach, identify plant and animal life at Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Perth trip planner .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Rockingham, York, Lancelin
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South Beach Recreation Reserve ©
South Beach Recreation Reserve
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach

30
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cellito Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jimmy's Beach and Caves Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shoal Bay (Box Beach, Zenith Beach, & more), Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Winda Woppa Reserve) and The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Hunter Wetlands National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Elizabeth Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Leogate Estate Wines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Newcastle Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Newcastle trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Newcastle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Newcastle is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in January: highs in Newcastle hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Hawks Nest, Forster, Shoal Bay, Nelson Bay
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 26:
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Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

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