8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  3​h
1
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Mudgee
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, don't miss a visit to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, and then get great views at Mundi Mundi Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Broken Hill day trip planning site .

Adelaide to Broken Hill is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in August, Broken Hill is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mundi Mundi Lookout
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Mundi Mundi Lookout ©
Mundi Mundi Lookout

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roto House and Silk Trees and Plants Quality Artificial Plants. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and hike along Coastal walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie attractions tool .

You can fly from Broken Hill to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Broken Hill in August, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (14°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

South West Rocks
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Port Macquarie Historic Court House ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Scratchley, then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Nobbys Head.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle trip planner .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Newcastle, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mudgee.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Nobbys Head ©
Nobbys Head
Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum

2
nights
Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 17th (Sat), do a tasting at Lowe Wines and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gulgong Pioneers Museum, relax in the rural setting at Mudgee Honey Haven, then learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mudgee trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Mudgee takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newcastle in August, with highs in Mudgee at 18°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mudgee

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Gulgong Pioneers Museum
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Distillery Tours
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Gulgong Pioneers Museum ©
Gulgong Pioneers Museum

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