9 days in Mount Gambier & Newcastle Itinerary

9 days in Mount Gambier & Newcastle Itinerary

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9 days in Mount Gambier & Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  73​h
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Before you visit Mount Gambier, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Mount Gambier to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 7°C. You will leave for Newcastle on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

2
nights
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 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, then see the interesting displays at Miss Porter's House, and then let little ones run wild at Blackbutt Reserve. On your second day here, stroll around King Edward Park, then don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle route planner .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Newcastle by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mount Gambier in September; daily highs in Newcastle reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Tomaree Head
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

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