8 days in Bendigo & Wollongong Itinerary

8 days in Bendigo & Wollongong Itinerary

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8 days in Bendigo & Wollongong Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
1
Bendigo
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
2
Wollongong
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Explore Bendigo's surroundings by going to Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Sovereign Hill), Echuca (Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd, Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, & more) and Spas (in Daylesford). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Central Deborah Gold Mine, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona, and admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Before you visit Bendigo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney to Bendigo is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Echuca, Ballarat, Spas
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Central Deborah Gold Mine ©
Central Deborah Gold Mine

3
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Explore Wollongong's surroundings by going to Leura (Leura Cascades & Everglades Historic House and Gardens), Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, & more) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Govetts Leap). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Wollongong Botanic Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, and examine the collection at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wollongong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Wollongong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Wollongong can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Leura, Kiama Blowhole, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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