14 days in New South Wales Itinerary

14 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales vacation maker

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Newcastle
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Port Macquarie
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South West Rocks
— 3 nights
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Coffs Harbour
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Yamba
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
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Nimbin
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Tenterfield
— 1 night
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Tamworth
— 1 night
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Lovedale
— 3 nights
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Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle visit app.

Blacktown to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Port Macquarie on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Vickers Fudge Factory.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in March, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Shopping

Side Trip

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South West Rocks

— 3 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. We've included these beaches for you: Horsehoe Bay Beach and Nambucca Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our South West Rocks trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in South West Rocks: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip maker website.

Drive from South West Rocks to Coffs Harbour in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Yamba.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Yamba

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yamba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Yamba takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Byron Bay

— 5 nights
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shop as well as Norries Head. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Broken Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Fingal Head Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, admire all the interesting features of Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, and look for gifts at Truly Tea.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yamba to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nimbin.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nimbin

Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30km north of Lismore, 33km northeast of Kyogle, and 70km west of Byron Bay.Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. On the 22nd (Mon), browse the exhibits of Nimbin Craft Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nimbin trip maker website.

Getting from Byron Bay to Nimbin by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Nimbin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Nimbin

Museums · Shopping
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Tenterfield

— 1 night
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Historic Cork Tree.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tenterfield online trip builder.

You can drive from Nimbin to Tenterfield in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Tamworth.
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Tamworth

— 1 night
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Visitor Information Centre at the Big Golden Guitar and then contemplate the long history of The Tamworth Waler Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tamworth trip builder site.

Drive from Tenterfield to Tamworth in 3.5 hours. In March in Tamworth, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Lovedale.

Things to do in Tamworth

Historic Sites · Museums

Lovedale

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ubika Spa.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lovedale tour planning tool.

You can drive from Tamworth to Lovedale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Tamworth in March, you will find days in Lovedale are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lovedale

Shopping · Spas · Wineries

Side Trip

New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.