7 days in Greater Newcastle & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Greater Newcastle & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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7 days in Greater Newcastle & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maitland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​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. Step out of the city life by going to Tomaree National Park and Fly Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stockton Sand Dunes and Barry Park. It doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Nelson Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maitland.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Tomaree Head, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Stockton Sand Dunes
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Fly Point ©
Fly Point
Tomaree National Park ©
Tomaree National Park
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

2
nights
Maitland

Maitland ©
Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166km by road north of Sydney and 35km north-west of Newcastle. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Maitland Gaol, stroll through Merewether Beach, then stroll around King Edward Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Newcastle Beach, get outside with Newcastle Ocean Baths, and then take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maitland trip maker site .

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Maitland in 1.5 hours. May in Maitland sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Maitland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Newcastle
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Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach

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nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through St. Kilda Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens, and then get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Abbotsford Convent, admire the natural beauty at Rippon Lea Estate, and then get outside with Cheap AZ Travel.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St Kilda trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maitland to St Kilda. While traveling from Maitland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St Kilda, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Abbotsford Convent, Rippon Lea Estate
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Cheap AZ Travel ©
Cheap AZ Travel
Rippon Lea Estate ©
Rippon Lea Estate

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