8 days in Sydney & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Lightning Ridge Itinerary

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Sydney
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Lightning Ridge
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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and The National Pass. Do your shopping at Gallery One88 and Odd Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Leura Post Office, &more) and Katoomba (Prince Henry Cliff Walk & The Giant Stairway). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through King Street, learn about all things military at Anzac Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk, and look and learn at Sydney Observatory.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Chambers of The Black Hand, take an in-depth tour of Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery, make a trip to Cooper's Cottage, then explore the galleries of John Murray Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at The Bottle House Mining Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Amigos Castle, get to know the fascinating history of 3 mile Heritage opal mines, look for gifts at Lost Sea Opals, then see the interesting displays at Australian Opal Centre, and finally examine the collection at Kangaroo Hill Complex.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lightning Ridge vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Lightning Ridge takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
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Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Artesian Baths ©
Artesian Baths

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