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The Scenic NSW Tour via Sydney

Estimated Travel Period: 7 Days, about 14 hours 20 mins
Estimated Travel Distance: 1,081 kms

Best Time To Travel

You'll want to do this tour between late Winter to mid-Summer (August to January), since the rainy season starts in February until June. Remember to bring sunscreen, a sun hat and even a rain jacket, just in case. Need help packing? Check out our Australian Camping Checklist.

Visit the wonderful towns and cities surrounding Sydney and even take a few days in Australia's capital with a tour that explores the best of New South Wales.


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Day 1 Sydney to Bathurst

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 50 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:203 kms

See the remains of the 10 metre long Tyrannosaurus Rex and a large collection of amber-encased fossils at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. Visit the three memorials and beautiful gardens in King's Parade.

Travel Tip

The route makes use of toll roads, so keep an eye out for road signs. Know the rules of the road and how to pay your toll fees online in Driving In Sydney.

Day 2 Bathurst to Wagga Wagga

Estimated Travel Period: about 4 hours 10 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:315 kms

Cool off from "The Rocks" in Murrumbidgee River and enjoy a barbecue along the banks of the beach. Get into water sports or just go bird watching at Lake Albert.

Day 3 Wagga Wagga to Canberra

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 50 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:245 kms

The capital of Australia houses many landmarks and attractions, so try to stay for a day or two. Get to watch movies while you swim in Big Splash Waterpark.

Day 4 Canberra

Estimated Travel Period: 5 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:3.7 kms

Walk through the gum trees in Australian National Botanic Gardens.

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Day 5 Canberra to Goulburn

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 15 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:94 kms

Welcome to the home of the Big Merino, the world's largest concrete sheep, and Australia's first inland city. Go caving in the nearby Bungonia National Park or take a peek into life in the 1800s in the Garroorigang Historic Home.

Day 6 Goulburn to Wollongong

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 55 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:138 kms

Enjoy a relaxing walk through the azalea bank in the Wollongong Botanic Garden. Take one of the many walking tracks up to Mount Keira. There are many beaches to go to, from the Stanwell Park Beach in the South to the Wollongong City Beach in the North.

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Day 7 Wollongong to Sydney

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 20 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:85 kms

Take an hour or two to appreciate the magnificent view of the city from Sydney Harbour Bridge so you can end your trip on a dramatic note.

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