9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Mudgee
— 2 nights
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Coonabarabran
— 2 nights
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Parkes
— 2 nights
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Dubbo
— 2 nights
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Mudgee

— 2 nights
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Step out of Mudgee to go to Werribee and see Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, look for gifts at Aril Estate, and stroll through The Drip Gorge.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mudgee trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Mudgee is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Mudgee reach 18°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Coonabarabran

— 2 nights
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Warrumbungle National Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Nelson Park. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Siding Spring Observatory, Head underground at Sandstone Caves, then examine the collection at Crystal Kingdom Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Crystal Kingdom.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coonabarabran trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mudgee to Coonabarabran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mudgee in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Coonabarabran. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Parkes.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Parkes

— 2 nights
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Henry Parkes Centre, look and learn at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Memorial Hill Lookout, then stroll around Cooke Park, and finally contemplate the long history of War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Canowindra Trading Post, then see the interesting displays at The Age of Fishes Museum, then examine the collection at McFeeters Motor Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Forbes Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Parkes tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Coonabarabran to Parkes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dubbo.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Dubbo

— 2 nights
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse the fresh offerings at Dubbo Farmers Market, then meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and then make a trip to Alladins Cave Bottle House. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dubbo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Parkes to Dubbo takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dubbo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.