60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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Yamba
— 4 nights
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South West Rocks
— 3 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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Forster
— 4 nights
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Newcastle
— 4 nights
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Broken Hill
— 2 nights
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Wollongong
— 3 nights
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Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
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Broulee
— 3 nights
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Eden
— 1 night
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Temora
— 2 nights
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Parkes
— 2 nights
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Mudgee
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Sydney
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. We've included these beaches for you: Coffs Harbour Beach and Diggers Beach. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Ulidarra National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, trek along Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour day trip tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 18 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Coffs Harbour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
4.2

4
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Byron Bay

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.
Fingal Head Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Thomgallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian), Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina) and Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yamba.

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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pippi Beach and Bundjalung National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Washpool National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: stroll through Turners Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Angourie Walking Track, kick back and relax at Spooky Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Yamba Pedal Boats.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yamba trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Byron Bay to Yamba by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to South West Rocks.

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Beach
Pippi Beach
5.0
National Park
Bundjalung National Park
4.3

3
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South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Visit Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Scotts Head Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near South West Rocks: Shelly Beach (in Nambucca Heads), Bowraville (Bowraville Folk Museum & Frank Partridge VC Military Museum) and Valley of the Mist (in Macksville).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read South West Rocks trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yamba to South West Rocks in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in South West Rocks can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

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Must see
Trial Bay Gaol
4.5
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8

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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.
Visiting Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Boorganna Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Innes Ruins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Ellenborough Falls (in Elands) and Vasnas Designs (in Wauchope). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, and examine the collection at Roto House.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from South West Rocks in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Forster.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boomerang Beach and Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve. Relax by the water at Cellito Beach and One Mile Beach. Step out of Forster with an excursion to Saltwater National Park in Old Bar--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, get great views at Bennetts Head Lookout, stroll through Seal Rocks, and view the masterpieces at Whitewashed Gallery.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Forster day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Forster takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Forster, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Newcastle.

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get in touch with nature at Tomaree Head and Blackbutt Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maitland Gaol and Watt Street Wharf. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Shoal Bay (Zenith Beach & Box Beach), Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach) and Nelson Bay (Little Beach Reserve & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach and stroll through Redhead Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle journey planner.

Drive from Forster to Newcastle in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

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Must see
Tomaree Head
5.0
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Historic Site
Maitland Gaol
4.6

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pro Hart Gallery and Mad Max Museum. Escape the urban bustle at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary and Mutawintji National Park. Take a break from Broken Hill with a short trip to Day Dream Mine in Silverton, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, and contemplate the long history of Broken Hill Trades Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Broken Hill trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Newcastle to Broken Hill in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Broken Hill are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nan Tien Temple and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Saddleback Mountain Lookout and Beach Cove Belmore Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Wollongong side-trips: Artemis Wines (in Mittagong), Kiama (Starfish Education Centre & Kiama Harbour) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, stroll through North Wollongong Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Port Kembla Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wollongong driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Wollongong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Broken Hill in April, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Wollongong. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Booderee National Park and Hyams Beach. Visiting Murrays Beach and Greenfield Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jervis Bay: Rip Curl Ulladulla (in Ulladulla) and Bendalong Beach (in Bendalong). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Callala Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape St George Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Jervis Bay takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Broulee.

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Beach
Hyams Beach
4.6
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National Park
Booderee National Park
4.6

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Broulee

Broulee ©
Broulee is a town on the south coast of New South Wales between Batemans Bay and Moruya. Get some cultural insight at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma and Moruya Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tomakin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Broulee: Safety Bar Beach (South) (in Narooma), Tilba Sweet Spot (in Central Tilba) and Blue Pool (in Bermagui). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Malua Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broulee Island Walk, and meet the residents at Mogo Wildlife Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Broulee vacation planner.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Broulee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Eden.

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Blue Pool
4.7

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Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pambula Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Cocora Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Eden visit planner.

You can drive from Broulee to Eden in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Temora.

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Beach
Cocora Beach
4.9

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Temora

Temora ©
Temora is a town in the north-east of the Riverina area of New South Wales, 418km south-west of the state capital, Sydney. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temora Aviation Museum and Cootamundra Heritage Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temora Rural Museum and Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum. Explore Temora's surroundings by going to Coolamon Fire Museum (in Coolamon) and Weddin Mountains National Park (in Grenfell). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Temora Railway Museum, explore the activities along Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW, and stroll around Paleface Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Temora trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Eden to Temora takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Parkes.

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Specialty Museum
Temora Rural Museum
4.7
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History Museum
Temora Railway Museum
4.5

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Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS, take in the pleasant sights at Gum Swamp & Bird Hide, see the interesting displays at McFeeters Motor Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Forbes Historical Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Memorial Hill Lookout, and finally appreciate the history behind War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Henry Parkes Centre, then see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Peak Hill Open Cut Experience.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Parkes road trip app.

Getting from Temora to Parkes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mudgee.

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Specialty Museum
The Henry Parkes Centre
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History Museum
Forbes Historical Museum
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Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Visiting The Drip Gorge and Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Gulgong Pioneers Museum and SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Mudgee: Coolah Tops National Park (in Coolah), Old Dubbo Gaol (in Dubbo) and Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine (in Wellington). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, examine the collection at Henry Lawson Centre Gulgong, stop by Aril Estate, and take in the exciting artwork at Arts and Crafts Mudgee.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mudgee trip planner.

You can drive from Parkes to Mudgee in 2.5 hours. In May in Mudgee, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

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Historic Site
Old Dubbo Gaol
4.4
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Winery / Vineyard
Lowe Wines
4.6

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and National Motor Racing Museum. Get some cultural insight at The National Pass and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: All Saints Cathedral Bathurst (in Bathurst), Gardens of Stone National Park (in Glen Davis) and Evans Crown (in Tarana). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, make a trip to Day FIne Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Cahill's Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip maker app.

Getting from Mudgee to Katoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

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The National Pass
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Palm Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney route planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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The Rocks
4.6
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Beach
Palm Beach
4.5

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