15 days in Coffs Harbour & Rye Itinerary

15 days in Coffs Harbour & Rye Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

©
You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

15 days in Coffs Harbour & Rye Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Coffs Harbour
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  7​h
Rye
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melbourne

5
days
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Step out of Coffs Harbour with an excursion to Dorrigo National Park in Dorrigo--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Big Banana, take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Coffs Harbour Beach, and trek along Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip builder website .

Melbourne to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rye.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Dorrigo National Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Coffs Harbour.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach

10
days
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a seaside resort town, approximately 83 km south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Split Point Lighthouse and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Rye side-trips: Werribee (Victoria State Rose Garden & Werribee Open Range Zoo), Lorne (Erskine Falls & Lorne Beach) and Stoniers Vineyard (in Merricks). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Healesville Sanctuary, and do a tasting at Oakdene Vineyards.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rye travel planning tool .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Coffs Harbour to Rye in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in July, things will get slightly colder in Rye: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Rye

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Werribee, Dromana, Red Hill, Geelong
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Rye.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

Similar Plans

14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM TURKEY November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Coffs Harbour BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Coffs Harbour BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Coffs Harbour BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans