22 days in Newcastle, Cowra & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Newcastle, Cowra & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Newcastle, Cowra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Auckland
1
Newcastle
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Cowra
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Little Beach Reserve (in Nelson Bay) and Pokolbin (Hunter Belle Cheese Room, Leogate Estate Wines, & more). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Speers Point Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle online trip maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Newcastle is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Newcastle due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in March: highs in Newcastle hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cowra.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Barry Park, UnrealVR, Tomaree Head, Ernest Hill Wines
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines

4
nights
Cowra

Cowra ©
Cowra is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cowra: Grove Estate (in Young), Balloon Rides (in Canowindra) and Parkes (Parkes Radio Telescope, CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Cowra Japanese Garden, don't miss a visit to Cowra Prisoner of War Camp, see the interesting displays at McFeeters Motor Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Bellevue Hill Reserve and Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cowra day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Cowra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Cowra

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Parkes, Cootamundra, Canowindra, McFeeters Motor Museum, Grove Estate
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
Cowra Japanese Garden ©
Cowra Japanese Garden
Cootamundra Heritage Centre ©
Cootamundra Heritage Centre

10
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cowra to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Sydney Harbour National Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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