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Canberra to Newcastle (Australia) drive

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Canberra to Newcastle (Australia) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Canberra to Newcastle (Australia). If you're planning a road trip to Newcastle (Australia), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Canberra
drive for about 57 minutes

11:57 am  Goulburn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:57 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

1:43 pm  Hume Highway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:43 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:10 pm  Royal National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Royal National Park
drive for about 52 minutes

11:52 am  Palm Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

1:34 pm  Australian Venom Zoo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:23 pm  arrive in Newcastle (Australia)

day 2 driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?


Hume Highway

Royal National Park  (7 mentions)

Palm Beach  (6 mentions)

Australian Venom Zoo  (2 mentions)

What are some things to do in Newcastle (Australia)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Newcastle (Australia) to Canberra drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Canberra? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Canberra.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Canberra to Newcastle (Australia). Or get a full Canberra to Newcastle (Australia) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Canberra well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Canberra!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 271 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 42 minutes
24 Canberra travel answers
12 Newcastle (Australia) travel answers


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