13 days in Maitland & Newcastle Itinerary

13 days in Maitland & Newcastle Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newcastle
bus:  10 h
1
Morpeth
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Newcastle
— 10 nights
End: Newcastle

1
night
Morpeth

Morpeth ©
Morpeth is a suburb of the city of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Morpeth Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Maitland Gaol, then get some fabulous bargains at Mortels Sheepskin Factory, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Xtreme Indoor Go Karts Thornton. Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at Morpeth Antique Centre, then stop by Miss Lily's Lollies, then take in the exciting artwork at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Big Kookaburra.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Morpeth visit planner.

Newcastle to Morpeth is an approximately 1- hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Morpeth are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Morpeth

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thornton, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Gaol, Big Kookaburra
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Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
Maitland Regional Art Gallery ©
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Mortels Sheepskin Factory ©
Mortels Sheepskin Factory

10
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Merewether Beach and Fingal Bay Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Newcastle City Farmers Market and Newcastle Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Ebenezer Church (in Ebenezer), Seal Rocks Lighthouse (in Seal Rocks) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, view the masterpieces at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle day trip planning site.

Getting from Morpeth to Newcastle by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Ebenezer Church, Lost in the 50's Car Museum, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk
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Nobbys Lighthouse ©
Nobbys Lighthouse
Ebenezer Church ©
Ebenezer Church
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach

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