60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h
Byron Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
Port Macquarie
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Newcastle
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
Wallerawang
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Katoomba
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Richmond
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Sydney
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

7
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Yamba (Pippi Beach & Bowlo Leisure Centre), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Bundjalung National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and indulge your taste buds at Chinderah Tavern.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip maker website .

Brisbane to Byron Bay is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Bundjalung National Park, Chinderah Tavern, Spooky Beach, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

8
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.
Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Ellenborough Falls (in Elands), South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse) and Villa d'Esta Vineyard (in Dyers Crossing). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Coorabakh National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, stroll through Coastal walk, and try for a hole-in-one at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

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Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in June, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Wingham, Coorabakh National Park, Pilot Beach, Ellenborough Falls
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

7
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Pokolbin (Leogate Estate Wines, Hunter Valley Gardens, & more) and Port Stephens Shell Museum (in Corlette). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, stroll through Speers Point Park, learn about winemaking at Krinklewood Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at Munmorah State Conservation Area.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Newcastle tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Newcastle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Newcastle, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Tomaree Head, UnrealVR, Krinklewood Vineyard, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

7
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Explore Wallerawang's surroundings by going to Gardens of Stone National Park (in Glen Davis), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Hartley Historic Site (in Hartley).

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wallerawang trip planning tool .

You can drive from Newcastle to Wallerawang in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Wallerawang can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lithgow, Orange, Mudgee, Bathurst, Hartley Historic Site
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park ©
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

8
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley). On the 5th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba road trip app .

You can drive from Wallerawang to Katoomba in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Rick Rutherford's Country, Dryridge Estate
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in New South Wales, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Glenbrook (Lapstone Zig Zag, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook, & more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider, take some stellar pictures from Bellbird Hill Lookout, hike along Convict Trail, and head outdoors with Trees Adventure Grose River Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Richmond by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Richmond are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Richmond

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Glenbrook, Bilpin, Wilberforce, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Convict Trail
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Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

16
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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Dedicate the 24th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Richmond to Sydney in an hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Richmond in July, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Nielsen Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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