18 days in New South Wales Itinerary

18 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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18 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  9​h
1
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Old Bar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Gerringong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland Central

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bennetts Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Cellito Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Shoal Bay vacation planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Shoal Bay is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Auckland Central to Shoal Bay, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in April: highs in Shoal Bay hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Old Bar.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cellito Beach, Bennetts Beach, Gan Gan Lookout
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

1
night
Old Bar

Old Bar
Old Bar is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in Mid-Coast Council. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Saltwater National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Old Bar tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Old Bar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Old Bar

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Nature
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2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 17th (Tue), hike along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Macquarie vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Old Bar to Port Macquarie by car takes about an hour. While traveling from Old Bar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 18°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gerringong.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Gerringong

Gerringong ©
Gerringong is a town located about ten minutes south of Kiama in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Seven Mile Beach National Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gerringong vacation planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Macquarie to Gerringong. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, expect nights in Gerringong to be slightly colder, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Gerringong

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Nature

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach National Park
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Seven Mile Beach National Park ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Head to Rick Rutherford's Country and Teddy Sinclairfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The National Pass. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Gerringong to Katoomba takes 3 hours. In April in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Rick Rutherford's Country, Old Ford Reserve
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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