27 days in New South Wales Itinerary

27 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Sydney, Train to Pokolbin
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Pokolbin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mudgee
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oberon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 8 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Pokolbin

— 4 nights
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Pokolbin is known for wineries, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, indulge your senses at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pokolbin sightseeing website.

Townsville to Pokolbin is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Townsville in November; daily highs in Pokolbin reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Mudgee

— 4 nights
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Change things up with a short trip to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door, examine the collection at Gulgong Pioneers Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Aril Estate.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mudgee trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Mudgee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pokolbin in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Mudgee, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Oberon.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

Oberon

— 2 nights
Oberon is a town and local government area (see Oberon Shire) in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves and then let the kids burn off some steam at The Oberon Common. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): browse for treasures at Coopers Antiques and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mayfield Garden.

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Traveling by car from Mudgee to Oberon takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Oberon

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Katoomba

— 8 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Corridor of Oaks), Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, get great views at The Three Sisters, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Oberon to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Katoomba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 19:

Sydney

— 8 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stop by Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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New South Wales travel guide

4.3
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.