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6 days with a Campervan starting Sydney ... where to go?

6 days with a Campervan starting Sydney ... where to go?

Old Mar 5th, 2013, 02:53 PM
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6 days with a Campervan starting Sydney ... where to go?

OK we don't wish to drive all day every day, have never driven an RV before and will have two 12 yr old boys to keep interested or mildly entertained until we arrive at each stop!!!!! Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley or (Mudgee?), Port Stephens and maybe one of Northern Beaches before return to airport have been suggested.
So which place do we visit first? What's worthwhile doing in each place? How long shall we stay at each place? We don't get campsite info until we pick up the campervan is this a problem as it's possibly school hols ... don't we have book ahead and how much are sites per night? Also what are the best roads to take?
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From your previous post you indicated you are coming at the end of March, is that right? In 2013, NSW school holidays are 15 April to 29 April so I think you will miss them if you are only coming for 6 days.

At Port Stephens there is a good place to see koalas in the wild. It's Tilligerry Peninsula:

http://lemontreepassage.nsw.au/

There are also dolphin watching boat tours that could be of interest.

Newcastle (near the Hunter Valley) has great beaches and it's still warm enough to swim in March. In particular, they have great sea water baths.

The huge appeal of the Blue Mountains are the bush walks. Usually you can see kangaroos at Euroka Clearing, there's also an Aboriginal (Daruk people) red hands cave in the same section of the national park. Pick up information on walks from the Information Centre at Glenbrook just before the turn-off to the National Park. Katoomba is the main town and visiting the lookout at Echo Point gives you a great view, including The Three Sisters. I also like the Glow Worm cave walk further up the Mountains.

http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations...ng-picnic-area
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Below are the list of places you must visit in Sydney

Sydney Opera House, Spit Bridge to Manly walk, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Farmers’ Markets at the Carriageworks, Balmain, The Rocks, Swimming pool at Victoria’s Park, Surry Hills, Picnic at Botanical Gardens, Captain Cook Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Visit to Watsons Bay.
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Get a copy of Camps Australia Wide. It will give you maps and where to stay free/cheap. You do not need to stay in caravan parks! This will save you heaps. The book cost about $50 or 1-2 nights in a park.

I am not familar with NSW so can't comment on places to go or stay.

http://www.campsaustraliawide.com/?g...FQpapQodtn0Amg
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Victorbritts can you explain a bit more why some of those places are musts? For example, what's special about a swimming pool or the Balmain?
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