10 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Forster
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
South West Rocks
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Kelowna

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night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing planner .

Kelowna, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 18 hour difference. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): experience rural life at Colin Wren Oysters, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Green Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cellito Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Elizabeth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Tuncurry Rock Pool, and then kick back and relax at Seal Rocks.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Forster journey builder tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Forster in 4 hours. March in Forster sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tuncurry, Elizabeth Beach, Cellito Beach, The Green Cathedral
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
The Green Cathedral ©
The Green Cathedral

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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 25th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie route app .

Drive from Forster to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Forster, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

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South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Trial Bay Gaol, then visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read South West Rocks route planning site .

Drive from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks in an hour. When traveling from Port Macquarie in March, plan for a bit warmer days in South West Rocks, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo. On the next day, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from South West Rocks to Melbourne. Traveling from South West Rocks in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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