20 days in Port Macquarie, Sydney & Broken Hill Itinerary

20 days in Port Macquarie, Sydney & Broken Hill Itinerary

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20 days in Port Macquarie, Sydney & Broken Hill Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Slim Dusty Centre and then learn about winemaking at Long Point Vineyard.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

The Slim Dusty Centre
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre
Long Point Vineyard ©
Long Point Vineyard

14
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.
You'll explore and learn at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Berrima (Bendooley Estate Book Barn & The Bay Tree Gallery) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caves Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Berrima, Terrigal Beach, Captain Chocolate, Seven Mile Beach National Park
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Broken Hill

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 10th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, then take in the exciting artwork at Julie Hart Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mutawintji National Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Broken Hill takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get a bit warmer in Broken Hill: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist ©

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