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New South Wales - Sydney to Brisbane "Outback Experience"

13 days

   (By chauffeur driven car, self-drive car or camper van)aaaaaa

Day 1       Arrive Sydney



Day 2 to Day 4        Sydney


Sydney is Australia's largest and most exciting city. It is superbly located on one of the world's finest natural harbours.


Enjoy a harbour cruise past the famous Harbour Bridge and the dramatic Sydney Opera House.


Visit Dixon Street, Sydney's Chinatown, and explore some of the magnificent beaches, perhaps Bondi or Manly.



Day 5       Sydney – Katoomba (The Blue Mountains) - Bathurst


Take delivery of a self-drive car or camper van and drive westward to Katoomba and the Blue Mountains.


Visit Echo Point and take the Cliff Drive to the Scenic Skyway and Scenic Railway.


Continue to Bathurst for overnight.



Day 6       Bathurst – Dubbo


Depart for Dubbo, travelling via Orange with Mt. Canobolas extinct volcano and the flora and fauna reserve.


In Dubbo, visit the Dubbo Jail and the Western Plains Zoo, Australia's greatest open range wildlife park where animals from six continents roam in near-natural conditions. Viewing is from elevated roadways.


Overnight in Dubbo.



Day 7       Dubbo – Warrumbungle National Park 


Travel via Gilgandra and Coonabarabran  to  the Warrumbungle National Park, noted for its  rugged volcanic remnants jutting abruptly from the plains.


Overnight at Warrumbungle National Park. 



Day 8        Warrumbungle National Park – Lightning Ridge


Continue via Pilliga, Come-by-Chance and Walgett, with its sizable aboriginal population,  to Lightning Ridge, home of the black opal. A fossickers paradise, this fascinating outback settlement has hot artesian bore baths, underground showrooms, art galleries, museums and pottery works.



Day 9         Lightning – Moree


After  a  day's  exploration  in  Lightning  Ridge, continue to Moree for overnight.          



Day 10       Moree – Surfers Paradise


Continue via Inverell to Glen Innes and Grafton. View the convict carved road-tunnel between Glen Innes and Grafton for a vivid reminder of the harsh days of early settlement. 


Arrive at Surfer's Paradise, on Queensland's fabulous Gold Coast, for overnight.



Day 11 and  Day 12     Surfers Paradise


At leisure to enjoy the magnificent beaches of the Gold Coast.



Day 13         Depart Brisbane


Drive north to Brisbane and surrender self-drive car or camper van. 

Depart Brisbane.



This suggested itinerary can be adjusted to suit individual requirements. Accommodations of your choice, perhaps motels or heritage accommodations, can be pre-arranged.