60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales route planner
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Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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Yamba
— 4 nights
Drive
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South West Rocks
— 3 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Drive
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Forster
— 4 nights
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Newcastle
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Broken Hill
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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
— 4 nights
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Coffs Harbour — 3 nights

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 Ulidarra National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Coffs Harbour Beach and Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, identify plant and animal life at Boambee Creek Reserve, find something for the whole family at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Coffs Harbour, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 4 nights

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 Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina), Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville) and Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head 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 flight from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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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Yamba — 4 nights

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 Washpool National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Bundjalung National Park and Spooky Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Turners Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Angourie Walking Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and see the interesting displays at Yamba Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yamba attractions planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Yamba in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yamba are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to South West Rocks.
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South West Rocks — 3 nights

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

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the South West Rocks trip website.

Traveling by car from Yamba to South West Rocks takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 4 nights

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 Billabong Zoo Koala & Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Innes Ruins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Vasnas Designs (in Wauchope) and Ellenborough Falls (in Elands). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boorganna Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip app.

Traveling by car from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from South West Rocks in April, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Forster.
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Forster — 4 nights

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 Saltwater National Park. Relax by the water at Cellito Beach and Elizabeth Beach. Step out of Forster with an excursion to Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve in Wingham--about 44 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 Forster Main Beach, 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. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 — 4 nights

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bennetts Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maitland Gaol and Watt Street Wharf. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Little Beach Reserve (in Nelson Bay), Shoal Bay (Zenith Beach, Tomaree Head, &more) and Jimmy's Beach (in Hawks Nest). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, stroll through Redhead Beach, and walk around Blackbutt Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Forster to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.
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Broken Hill — 2 nights

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 Silverton Gaol Museum. Escape the urban bustle at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary and Mutawintji National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Broken Hill: Silverton (Silverton School and Educational Museum & Day Dream Mine). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, contemplate the long history of Broken Hill Trades Hall, admire the masterpieces at Broken Hill City Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist.

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 7 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 fly to Wollongong.
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Wollongong — 3 nights

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), Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Kiama (Starfish Education Centre & Kiama Harbour). 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 4.5 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 — 4 nights

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 Murrays Beach. Visiting Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Jervis Bay with an excursion to Rip Curl Ulladulla in Ulladulla--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach, stroll through Blenheim Beach, and steep yourself in history at Cape St George Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Wollongong to Jervis Bay in 2 hours. April in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Broulee.
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Broulee — 3 nights

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 Malua Bay Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Broulee: Safety Bar Beach (South) (in Narooma), Blue Pool (in Bermagui) and Tilba Sweet Spot (in Central Tilba). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Tomakin 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 drive to Eden.
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Eden — 1 night

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 drive to Temora.
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Temora — 2 nights

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 Temora Rural Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temora Railway Museum and Cootamundra Heritage Centre. Explore Temora's surroundings by going to Coolamon Fire Museum (in Coolamon), Weddin Mountains National Park (in Grenfell) and Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum (in Cootamundra). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW and walk around Paleface Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Temora travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Eden to Temora takes 6 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Temora can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Parkes.
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Parkes — 2 nights

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 drive to Mudgee.
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Mudgee — 4 nights

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 Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine. Change things up with these side-trips from Mudgee: Coolah Tops National Park (in Coolah) and Old Dubbo Gaol (in Dubbo). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, putt your heart out at Mudgee Honey Haven, shop like a local with Aril Estate, and take in the exciting artwork at Art and Crafts Mudgee.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mudgee online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Parkes to Mudgee takes 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) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 4 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. Get some cultural insight at The National Pass and National Motor Racing Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Evans Crown (in Tarana), All Saints Cathedral Bathurst (in Bathurst) and Gardens of Stone National Park (in Glen Davis). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, take some stellar pictures from Lincoln's Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mudgee to Katoomba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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 Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in May since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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New South Wales travel guide

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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.
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