6 days in Lightning Ridge & Newcastle Itinerary

6 days in Lightning Ridge & Newcastle Itinerary

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1
Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
2
Newcastle
— 3 nights

2
nights
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, explore the historical opulence of Amigos Castle, thenview the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley the Emu.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lightning Ridge trip planning app.

Sydney to Lightning Ridge is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums Shopping Parks
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Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Artesian Baths ©
Artesian Baths
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Pokolbin (Ivanhoe Wines, Hunter Valley Gardens, &more) and Nelson Bay (Gan Gan Lookout & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, stroll around King Edward Park, and learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Lightning Ridge to Newcastle in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Ernest Hill Wines, Tomaree Head
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Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

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