9 days in Mount Gambier & Cessnock Itinerary

9 days in Mount Gambier & Cessnock Itinerary

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9 days in Mount Gambier & Cessnock Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 45​min
2
Lovedale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Robe Beach and Cape Nelson State Park. Explore Mount Gambier's surroundings by going to Robe Town Brewery (in Robe), Penola Fantasy Model Railway (in Penola) and Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte). The adventure continues: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, and appreciate the views at The Valley Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier trip builder tool .

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, Mount Gambier is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lovedale.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Robe, Penola Fantasy Model Railway, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Cape Nelson State Park
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

2
nights
Lovedale

Lovedale ©
Lovedale is known for wineries, spas, golf, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Hunter Valley Zoo, tee off at The Vintage Golf Club, do a tasting at Gartelmann Wines Pty Ltd., and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lovedale journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mount Gambier to Lovedale in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Mount Gambier in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lovedale, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lovedale

Wineries Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Mount View, Nulkaba, The Vintage Golf Club
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Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Hunter Valley Zoo ©
Hunter Valley Zoo
The Vintage Golf Club ©
The Vintage Golf Club

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