9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Williamtown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Old Bar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kariong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You've now added Hornby Lighthouse to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Barrenjoey Lighthouse, then wander the streets of Whale Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Hornby Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Head Sanctuary, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Whale Beach
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Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Whale Beach ©
Whale Beach
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bouddi National Park. On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bouddi National Park. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Hanging Tree Wines, do a tasting at Iron Gate Estate, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caves Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip planner .

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. March in Newcastle sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Williamtown.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Briar Ridge Vineyard, Caves Beach, Bouddi National Park
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Bouddi National Park ©
Bouddi National Park
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Briar Ridge Vineyard ©
Briar Ridge Vineyard

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Williamtown

Williamtown ©
Williamtown is a rural suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Stockton Sand Dunes to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay and then take in the dramatic natural features at Stockton Sand Dunes. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tocal Homestead, then examine the collection at Morpeth Museum, then stop by Miss Lily's Lollies, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Morpeth Brewery & Beer.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Williamtown day trip website .

Williamtown is just a short distance from Newcastle. March in Williamtown sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Old Bar.

Things to do in Williamtown

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Morpeth, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, Morpeth Museum, Stockton Sand Dunes, Tocal Homestead
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Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay ©
Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay
Morpeth Museum ©
Morpeth Museum
Tocal Homestead ©
Tocal Homestead

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Old Bar

Old Bar
Old Bar is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in Mid-Coast Council. You've now added Saltwater National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Saltwater National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Old Bar travel planner .

Getting from Newcastle to Old Bar by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Old Bar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Old Bar

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife
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Kariong

Kariong ©
Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs') has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bulgandry Aboriginal Engraving Site, take some stellar pictures from Staples Lookout, and then trek along Convict Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Old Bar to Kariong takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kariong

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Warrah Lookout, Convict Trail, Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs'), Staples Lookout
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Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs') ©
Bulgandry Aboriginal Engraving Site ©
Warrah Lookout ©
Warrah Lookout

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