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: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Port Macquarie
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newcastle
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubbo
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Wollongong
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Munich

15
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, push the limits with an extreme tour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Nielsen Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

8
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 in touch with nature at Broken Head Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Yamba (Turners Beach, Main Beach Yamba, & more), Spooky Beach (in Angourie) and Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Bundjalung National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, stop by Truly Tea, experience rural life at Tropical Fruit World, and kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Fingal Head, Broken Head, Lighthouse Beach, Tropical Fruit World
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa d'Esta Vineyard and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Burgess Beach, Forster and Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Ellenborough Falls (in Elands), Rocks Ferry Reserve (in Wauchope) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Hat Head National Park. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Coorabakh National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Coastal walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Beach, do a tasting at Long Point Vineyard, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip maker site .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in May, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Villa d'Esta Vineyard, Burgess Beach, Forster, Ellenborough Falls, Scotts Head Beach
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Burgess Beach, Forster ©
Burgess Beach, Forster
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

8
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Leogate Estate Wines and Scarborough Wine Co. Relax by the water at Newcastle Beach and Jimmy's Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Cellito Beach (in Smiths Lake), Fingal Bay (Fingal Bay Beach & Barry Park) and Bennetts Beach (in Hawks Nest). The adventure continues: stroll through Nobbys Beach, kick back and relax at Redhead Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Norah Head Lighthouse, and identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip site .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Newcastle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, you will find days in Newcastle are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, Hawks Nest, Pokolbin, Blacksmiths Beach
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Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach

6
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Get outdoors at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Warrumbungle National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Dubbo Gaol and SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubbo: Two Eight Two Eight (in Gulargambone), Mudgee (Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard, Pieter van Gent Winery & Vineyard, & more) and Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door (in Apple Tree Flat). It doesn't end there: browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library and browse the different shops at Riverdale Shopping Centre.

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You can fly from Newcastle to Dubbo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in June, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Dubbo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Dubbo

#Wineries, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Mudgee, Warrumbungle National Park, Two Eight Two Eight, Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door
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Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery

7
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting Jenolan Caves and The Three Sisters will get you outdoors. The National Pass and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland). On the 18th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, tee off at Blackheath Golf Club, trek along Grand Canyon track, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba vacation planner .

Getting from Dubbo to Katoomba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach National Park and Blenheim Beach. Visiting Bendalong Beach and Austinmer Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Wollongong's surroundings by going to Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo), Greenfield Beach (in Vincentia) and The Grape Escape (in Mittagong). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wollongong online holiday planner .

Drive from Katoomba to Wollongong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Wollongong are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vincentia, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Minnamurra Falls, The Grape Escape
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

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