10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Newcastle Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Miss Porter's House. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Caves Beach and then learn about winemaking at Moorebank Private Vineyard Estate.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle itinerary planner.

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caves Beach, Moorebank Private Vineyard Estate
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Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Moorebank Private Vineyard Estate ©
Moorebank Private Vineyard Estate

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Jimmy's Beach, then kick back and relax at Box Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Barry Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Winda Woppa Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Bennetts Beach, and then snap pictures at Singing Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Shoal Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Newcastle to Shoal Bay by car takes about an hour. June in Shoal Bay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Barry Park, Singing Bridge
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Box Beach ©
Box Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at Long Point Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pilot Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at The Little Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Duck Brewery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip planner .

Getting from Shoal Bay to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Shoal 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pilot Beach, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Long Point Vineyard ©
Long Point Vineyard
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
Spas

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundjalung National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, then stroll through Wategos Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bundjalung National Park, Broken Head Beach
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Circus Arts Byron Bay ©
Circus Arts Byron Bay

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