8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive
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Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly
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Broken Hill
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online travel planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 13th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, trek along The Giant Stairway, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Fly Point, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelson Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Nelson Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Nelson Bay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Coastal walk, and then see the interesting displays at Roto House. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Nelson Bay in June, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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Broken Hill

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Broken Hill holiday builder.

Fly from Port Macquarie to Broken Hill in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Broken Hill are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.