9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales vacation planner

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Parkes
— 1 night
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Dubbo
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Mudgee
— 3 nights
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Orange
— 4 nights
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Parkes

— 1 night
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Henry Parkes Centre, look and learn at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, pause for some photo ops at War Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Memorial Hill Lookout, and finally stroll the grounds of Forbes Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Parkes sightseeing planning app.

Sydney to Parkes is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Dubbo.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Dubbo

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.
For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dubbo trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Parkes to Dubbo takes 1.5 hours. In August in Dubbo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Mudgee.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Mudgee

— 3 nights
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Blackfellows Hand Cave and Old Wallerawang Station are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at David Mahony Art Gallery and Lue Pottery. Change things up with a short trip to Pearson's Lookout in Capertee (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, hunt for treasures at Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church, and do a tasting at Burrundulla Wines.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mudgee online road trip planner.

Drive from Dubbo to Mudgee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Orange

— 4 nights
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Let the collections at Squirrel Shop and The Corner Store Gallery capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hartley Historic Village and Hartley Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Lithgow (Blast Furnace Park & Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Coopers Antiques (in Oberon). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the exciting artwork at Orange Regional Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orange online journey planner.

Getting from Mudgee to Orange by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. August in Orange sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Orange

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.