7 days in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour & Brisbane Itinerary

7 days in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour & Brisbane Itinerary

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7 days in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then make a trip to Breakwall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at Silk Trees and Plants Quality Artificial Plants, then look for gifts at Flynns Book Cafe, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online attractions planner .

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Flynns Book Cafe ©
Flynns Book Cafe

1
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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and then identify plant and animal life at Boambee Creek Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Boambee Creek Reserve
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
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Boambee Creek Reserve

4
nights
Brisbane

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Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. For shopping fun, head to Robina Town Shopping Centre or Marina Mirage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta). There's lots more to do: hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, stop by Maleny Cheese, browse the fresh offerings at Sanctuary Markets, and take in the views from Story Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane route builder app .

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Maleny, Burleigh Head National Park, Robina Town Shopping Centre, Marina Mirage, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
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Kirra Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park

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