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Newcastle (Australia) to Canberra drive

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Newcastle (Australia) to Canberra road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Newcastle (Australia) to Canberra. If you're planning a road trip to Canberra, 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

9:00 am  start in Newcastle (Australia)
drive for about 50 minutes

9:50 am  Australian Venom Zoo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:50 am
drive for about 41 minutes

11:31 am  Palm Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:31 pm
drive for about 9 hours

9:29 pm  Sydney
stay overnight at Park Hyatt Sydney
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 10.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Park Hyatt Sydney
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:19 am  Mittagong
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:19 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

1:11 pm  Goulburn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:11 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

2:57 pm  Bungendore
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:57 pm
drive for about 29 minutes

4:26 pm  arrive in Canberra

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Australian Venom Zoo  (2 mentions)

Palm Beach  (6 mentions)

Sydney  (163 answers)
    Sydney Opera House  (34 mentions)
    Sydney Harbour  (23 mentions)
    The Rocks  (22 mentions)
    Taronga Zoo  (21 mentions)
    Circular Quay  (20 mentions)
    restaurants around Sydney:
        Cafe Sydney
        Opera Bar
        MoVida Sydney
        The Glenmore Hotel
        Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
    hotels around Sydney:
        Park Hyatt Sydney
        Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection®
        QT Sydney
        InterContinental Sydney
        Mercantile Hotel
    questions about Sydney:
        Should I rent a car in Sydney or is the transit good enough to get around?
        What is the best/most lively place to stay in Sydney?
        What do I need to know about Aussie culture?
        What's the best place to see a kangaroo in or around Sydney?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sydney?




What are some things to do in Canberra?

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

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Canberra. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Canberra?  (4 answers)

profile  Kris from Raleigh asked:
Good but reasonable B & Bs near Canberra for large family?  (1 answer)

profile  quentin from Paris asked:
Accommodations for student in Canberra  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Canberra.

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 Canberra to Newcastle (Australia) drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Newcastle (Australia)? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Newcastle (Australia).

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Newcastle (Australia) to Canberra. Or get a full Newcastle (Australia) to Canberra 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 Newcastle (Australia) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Newcastle (Australia)!

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


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