59 days in New South Wales Itinerary

59 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Sydney
— 15 nights
Drive
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Newcastle
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 6 nights
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 6 nights
Fly
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Dubbo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive
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Wollongong
— 6 nights
Drive

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Sydney

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You've now added Coogee Beach to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Darling Harbour. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and get to know the resident critters at Taronga Zoo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Family-friendly places like Newcastle Memorial Walk and Walka Miniature Railway will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Jimmy's Beach (in Hawks Nest), Caves Beach (in Swansea) and Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Speers Point Park, stroll through Cellito Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Newcastle sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coastal walk and Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park. Venture out of the city with trips to North Haven (North Haven Beach & Rainbow beach reserve), Forster (One Mile Beach, Seal Rocks, &more) and Pilot Beach (in Camden Head). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum South West Rocks, get engrossed in the history at Manning Valley Historical Museum, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip app.

You can drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Newcastle in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Family-friendly places like The Big Banana Fun Park and Park Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional de Dorrigo (in Dorrigo), Theblackhole (in Bellingen) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). The adventure continues: stroll through Coffs Harbour Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Scotts Head Beach, get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and identify plant and animal life at Bongil Bongil National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip planner.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Byron Bay

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.
Kids will enjoy Watersports Guru and Pippi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Turners Beach (in Yamba), St.Andrew's Anglican Church (in Lismore) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tallow Beach, and trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay travel route planning tool.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Dubbo

Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Family-friendly places like Taronga Western Plains Zoo and CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope will thrill your kids. Explore Dubbo's surroundings by going to Parkes (Cooke Park, War Memorial, &more) and Mudgee (Gooree Cellar + Pantry, Distillery Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubbo visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Dubbo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Dubbo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Dubbo

Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Broken Hill

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, then don't miss a visit to Line of Lode Miners Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and design of School of the Air. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

To plan Broken Hill vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Dubbo to Broken Hill in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dubbo in February since evenings lows in Broken Hill dip to 26°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Jenolan Caves and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Hassan's Wall (in Lithgow), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Broken Hill to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Broken Hill in February, expect Katoomba to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Wollongong

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Family-friendly places like Jamberoo Action Park and Early Start Discovery Space will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Wollongong side-trips: Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops) and Jervis Bay (Hyams Beach & Collingwood Beach). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Symbio Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Wollongong Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Kembla Beach, and examine the collection at Science Space.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wollongong journey maker app.

You can drive from Katoomba to Wollongong in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.