60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 6 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 5 nights
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Pokolbin
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 10 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Bathurst
— 3 nights
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Mudgee
— 4 nights
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Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
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Broken Hill
— 4 nights
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Byron Bay
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional de Dorrigo and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dangar Falls and The Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Coffs Harbour side-trips: V-Wall (in Nambucca Heads) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour travel route site.

Los Angeles, USA to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 18 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Waterfall
Dangar Falls
4.7

6
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ellenborough Falls and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Trial Bay Gaol and Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton) and Not A Cafe (in Wingham). Spend the 12th (Sun) in the animal kingdom at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the activities along Hastings River, don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie day trip site.

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6

5
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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. We've included these beaches for you: Elizabeth Beach and Little Beach Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tomaree Head and Stockton Sand Dunes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelson Bay: Fighter World (in Williamtown) and Grandis Picnic Area (in Bulahdelah). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, kick back and relax at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, and get to know the resident critters at Oakvale Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Nelson Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, expect nights in Nelson Bay to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Must see
Tomaree Head
5.0
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Geologic Formation
Stockton Sand Dunes
4.5

6
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Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Get outdoors at Wyrrabalong National Park and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ernest Hill Wines and Hungerford Hill Wines. Change things up with a short trip to Maitland Gaol in East Maitland (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Leogate Estate Wines and view the masterpieces at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokolbin trip planner.

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Pokolbin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. July in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Must see
Ernest Hill Wines
4.8
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Winery / Vineyard
Ivanhoe Wines
4.8
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Historic Site
Maitland Gaol
4.6

10
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Sydney

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Beach and Bondi Beach. Visiting Saddleback Mountain Lookout and Mrs Macquarie's Chair will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Wollongong Head Lighthouse), Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and visit Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Pokolbin to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

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Beach
Palm Beach
4.5

6
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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls Lookout and The Giant Stairway. Get some cultural insight at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Dryridge Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track, and get great views at Govetts Leap.

Discover how to plan a Katoomba trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bathurst.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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3
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Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit and Wine Tours & Tastings. Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and National Motor Racing Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bathurst side-trips: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Cowra Japanese Garden (in Cowra) and Lake Wallace (in Wallerawang).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bathurst trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Bathurst in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in August; daily highs in Bathurst reach 60°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Bathurst

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.9

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Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Distillery Tours and Gulgong Pioneers Museum. Visiting Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine and The Drip Gorge will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mudgee: Dubbo (Shoyoen Japanese Garden & Old Dubbo Gaol). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, try for a hole-in-one at Mudgee Honey Haven, and take in the exciting artwork at Arts and Crafts Mudgee.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mudgee online trip planner.

Drive from Bathurst to Mudgee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in August, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Must see
Distillery Tours
4.9
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Winery / Vineyard
Lowe Wines
4.6

3
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Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chambers of The Black Hand and Artesian Baths. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amigos Castle and Lightning Ridge. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Kangaroo Hill Complex, see the interesting displays at The Bottle House Mining Museum, and stop by Opal Bin.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lightning Ridge trip planner.

Getting from Mudgee to Lightning Ridge by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Must see
Artesian Baths
4.6

4
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Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Day Dream Mine and Silverton Gaol Museum. Take a break from the city and head to The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from Broken Hill with a short trip to Mundi Mundi Lookout in Silverton, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, browse the exhibits of Aboriginal Art & Craft Gallery, take in the architecture and design of School of the Air, and make a trip to Line of Lode Miners Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Broken Hill trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Broken Hill takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

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Must see
Day Dream Mine
4.2
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Art Museum
Pro Hart Gallery
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Silverton Gaol Museum
4.6

6
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Watersports Guru. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Belongil Beach and Pippi Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Minyon Falls (in Bangalow). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mount Warning, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at Stone & Wood Brewery, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay day trip planning website.

You can fly from Broken Hill to Byron Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in August, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are slightly colder (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Watersports Guru
4.8
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Beach
Pippi Beach
5.0

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