11 days in Port Macquarie & South West Rocks Itinerary

11 days in Port Macquarie & South West Rocks Itinerary

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11 days in Port Macquarie & South West Rocks Itinerary

Start: Port Macquarie
1
Port Macquarie
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
South West Rocks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Port Macquarie

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wingham Brush Nature Reserve and North Brother Mountain. Escape the urban bustle at Hastings River and Saltwater National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kendall Craft Co-operative (in Kendall), Wauchope (Rocks Ferry Reserve & Bain Park) and Tuncurry Rock Pool (in Tuncurry). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, identify plant and animal life at Korogoro Walking Track, take a peaceful walk through Old Bottlebutt, and see the interesting displays at Port Macquarie Museum.

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In May, daily temperatures in Port Macquarie can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wauchope, North Brother Mountain, Kendall Craft Co-operative, Korogoro Walking Track, Tuncurry Rock Pool
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Hastings River ©
Hastings River
Tuncurry Rock Pool ©
Tuncurry Rock Pool
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve ©
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

3
nights
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Maritime Museum South West Rocks, contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol, then steep yourself in history at German Monument, and finally enjoy the sea views from Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, then tee off at Bonville Golf Resort, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our South West Rocks trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in May, you will find days in South West Rocks are a bit warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Coffs Harbour, Crescent Head Lookout, Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Bonville Golf Resort ©
Bonville Golf Resort
Crescent Head Lookout ©
Crescent Head Lookout

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