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Your 12 Day Inland NSW Adventure

Discover the best of inland New South Wales on this 12 day road trip itinerary. Leaving from and returning to Sydney, experience spectacular inland Australia including Mungo National Park.

Awesome Adventure

Discover a great mix of city and outback. Venturing from Sydney to as far away as Broken Hill, you'll visit the Blue Mountains, have dinner in the world's first horse-drawn restaurant, uncover the mining city of Broken Hill and vibrant Wagga Wagga. Get ready to discover a unique section of New South Wales. 

Day 1: Sydney

Pick up your Apollo vehicle from our dedicated Sydney Apollo Branch and start exploring! We recommend visiting the Bronte Baths (pictured below!), the world famous Taronga Zoo or taking in the view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Bridge. 

Stairs leading to calm water pool at sunrise | Destination NSW


Day 2: Sydney to Mudgee

Travel time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Distance: 266kms

Say goodbye to the city and hello to the Blue Mountains. Today you can head directly to Mudgee or stop at some of the beautiful scenic lookouts in the Blue Mountains. We recommend visiting the iconic (and easy to reach!) Three Sisters Lookout. 


Day 3: Mudgee to Dubbo

Travel time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Distance: 128kms

Only a quick 90 minutes in your Apollo vehicle today before arriving in the small town of Dubbo. 


Day 4: Dubbo

Didn't manage to fit in Taronga Zoo while you were in Sydney (or couldn't get enough of all the animals?)? Either way Dubbo has you sorted with their own Taronga Zoo. The Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo is open every day of the year (including Christmas Day!) and is a must do while in Dubbo. 

Two girls looking over large turtoises | Taronga Western Plains Zoo


Day 5: Dubbo to Cobar

Travel time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Distance: 297kms

Just over three hours on the road today to get to your day five destination - Cobar. Once you've arrived be sure to tick off another one of Australia's 'Big Things' with The Big Beer Can, found atop of the Grand Hotel.  


Day 6: Cobar to Broken Hill

Travel time: 4 hours 45 minutes

Distance: 457kms

Today you'll head within an inch of the South Australia border (okay not quite an inch) with a visit to Broken Hill. Australia's longest lived mining city and the home of BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company (the BH in BHP Billiton even stands for Broken Hill!), you can explore more of this famous mining town wth mine tours, museums and memorials. 


Day 7: Broken Hill

Start today with a magnificent sunrise over the Australian outback before visiting the Living Desert and Sculpture Symposium. Found just 12km from Broken Hill, the Symposium is a popular tourist attraction comprising of 12 giant sandstone sculptures standing tall amongst the stunning outback landscape. You an explore the sculptures in more detail by following the easy walking trail from the carpark. 

Sunrise over Australia outback | Destination NSW


Day 8: Broken Hill to Wentworth

Travel time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Distance: 287kms

Just under 3 hours on the road and you'll arrive in Wentworth, where the Darling and Murray Rivers meet. This town is known for its emerging foodie culture. Enjoy delicious food and drink at the Crown Hotel and Trentham Estate Winery before exploring the Orange World Orchard (with a tour on a tractor train!)


Day 9: Wentworth to Balranald

Distance: 191km

Travel time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Set off early today to arrive at Balranald with plenty of time to explore. From here you can book a 4WD tour to explore the incredible Mungo National Park or visit the area's impressive river system - there are five different rivers to choose from all within a 30 minute drive!


Day 10: Balranald to Wagga Wagga

Travel time: 4 hours 45 minutes

Distance: 442kms

Stock up on your road trip snacks today as you're going to want them. Today enjoy just under five hours on the road where you can really take in and appreciate Australia's rugged and stretched landscape. 


Day 11: Wagga Wagga

Just north of Wagga Wagga, discover the Canola Trail. From last August to early October each year, the Canola Fields bloom into a vibrant yellow and make an impressive sight (and a great picture!). If visiting outside of the season be sure to visit the beautifully painted Lockhart Water Tower, Wagga Riverside Beach and, if you're up for a bit of a detour, the Yarrangobilly Caves are well worth the drive. 

Yellow fields and blue sky | Visit Wagga Wagga

Day 12: Wagga Wagga to Sydney Apollo Branch 

Distance: 459kms

Travel time: 4 hours 45 minutes

Say goodbye to Wagga Wagga and hello to the city. After one last stretch on the road drop off your Apollo vehicle at our Sydney Apollo Branch. We're sure we'll see you again shortly! 


Places to stay

Reflections Holiday Parks Cudgegong River

Discovery Parks Dubbo

Broken Hill Tourist Park 

Horseshoe Tourist Park


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