7 days in Busselton & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

7 days in Busselton & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

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7 days in Busselton & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Busselton
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  15​h
2
Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Get in touch with nature at Castle Rock and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Busselton Museum and Brookwood Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busselton: Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay), Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup) and Island Brook Estate Winery (in Metricup). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Discover Deadly, explore and take pictures at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park, explore the activities along Geographe Bay, and do a tasting at Wise Wine.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Busselton day trip site .

Sydney to Busselton is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Busselton

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Happs Winery and Cellar Door, Margaret River Mouth Beach, Discover Deadly
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Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park ©
Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

2
nights
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amigos Castle and John Murray Art Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chambers of The Black Hand and Opal Bin. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lightning Ridge, examine the collection at The Bottle House Mining Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lightning Ridge travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Busselton to Lightning Ridge in 15 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Busselton to Lightning Ridge is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle

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