59 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

59 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

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59 days in Greater Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Nelson Bay
— 28 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 30 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Fighter World (in Williamtown) and Medowie (Medowie Macadamias & Pacific Dunes Golf Club). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Tomaree National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Toboggan Hill Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nelson Bay trip planner .

Sydney to Nelson Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. February in Nelson Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for Pokolbin on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Stephens, Fingal Bay, Shoal Bay, Williamtown, Salamander Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head


Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pokolbin: Swansea (Caves Beach & Murrays Beach), Catherine Hill Bay Beach (in Catherine Hill Bay) and East Maitland (Morpeth Museum & Maitland Gaol). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Watagans National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Waverley Estate, and stroll through Speers Point Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Pokolbin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lovedale, Mount View, Wollombi, Lake Macquarie, Nulkaba
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens
Peterson House ©
Peterson House