6 days in Port Macquarie & Ballina Itinerary

6 days in Port Macquarie & Ballina Itinerary

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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
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Ballina
— 4 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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Port Macquarie

— 1 night
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and then trek along Coastal walk.

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Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ballina

— 4 nights
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballina: Yamba (Turners Beach, Pippi Beach, &more), Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head) and Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens (in Mullumbimby). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the waterfront at Lennox Head Boardwalk, and get great views at Pat Morton Lookout.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballina trip maker site.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Ballina in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ballina, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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