9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Parkes
— 3 nights
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Dubbo
— 1 night
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Coonabarabran
— 1 night
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Mudgee
— 3 nights
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Parkes

— 3 nights
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Henry Parkes Centre and Canowindra Trading Post. Explore Parkes' surroundings by going to Gum Swamp & Bird Hide (in Forbes), Canowindra (The Age of Fishes Museum & Canowindra Historical Museum) and Peak Hill (Peak Hill Open Cut Experience & The Big Fish Fossil Hut). There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, make a trip to War Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Memorial Hill Lookout, and get engrossed in the history at Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Parkes trip builder.

Wollongong to Parkes is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dubbo.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Dubbo

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the different shops at Riverdale Shopping Centre, browse the different shops at Orana Mall, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and then make a trip to Alladins Cave Bottle House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dubbo online journey builder.

Drive from Parkes to Dubbo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Coonabarabran

— 1 night
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Nelson Park, examine the collection at Crystal Kingdom, see the interesting displays at Crystal Kingdom Museum, then Head underground at Sandstone Caves, and finally get outside with Dandry Gorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coonabarabran trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dubbo to Coonabarabran in 2 hours. In August in Coonabarabran, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Mudgee

— 3 nights
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Artisan on Lewis and Henry Lawson Centre Gulgong. Step out of Mudgee to go to Lue and see Lue Pottery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, do a tasting at Gooree Cellar + Pantry, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Drip Gorge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mudgee trip website.

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Mudgee in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Coonabarabran in August since evenings lows in Mudgee dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.