11 days in Wilsons Promontory National Park & New South Wales Itinerary

11 days in Wilsons Promontory National Park & New South Wales Itinerary

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11 days in Wilsons Promontory National Park & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Mornington
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Merimbula
— 1 day
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Kiama
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Blueys Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yamba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Big Drift, enjoy the sand and surf at Cotters Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Darby Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Picnic Bay and then go for a walk through Great Prom Walk.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park online travel planner .

Mornington to Wilsons Promontory National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Big Drift ©
Big Drift
Cotters Beach ©
Cotters Beach
Darby Beach ©
Darby Beach

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Merimbula

Merimbula
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, identify plant and animal life at Panboola Wetlands, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Short Point Recreation Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Merimbula online tour planner .

Getting from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Merimbula by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. December in Merimbula sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pambula Beach, Panboola Wetlands
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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Rip Curl Ulladulla, then identify plant and animal life at Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Culburra Beach Sunrise Walk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church Nowra, and then head outdoors with Bundanon Trust.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Merimbula to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Merimbula in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jervis Bay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kiama.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nowra, Ulladulla, Bendalong Beach, Culburra Beach Sunrise Walk
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Rip Curl Ulladulla ©
Rip Curl Ulladulla
St. Michael's Catholic Church Nowra ©

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Kiama

Kiama ©
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, kick back and relax at Werri Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kiama road trip site .

Traveling by train from Jervis Bay to Kiama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Kiama

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Werri Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Werri Beach ©
Werri Beach

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake, take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout, then wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, and finally learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Katoomba online travel route planner .

Getting from Kiama to Katoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Blueys Beach.

Things to do in Katoomba

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Megalong Creek Estate, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Wentworth Falls Lake
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake

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Blueys Beach

Blueys Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Green Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cellito Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blueys Beach route builder tool .

Drive from Katoomba to Blueys Beach in 4.5 hours. December in Blueys Beach sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Blueys Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): choose your vessel at Yamba Pedal Boats, enjoy the sand and surf at Spooky Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turners Beach, then kick back and relax at Main Beach Yamba, and finally take some stellar pictures from Maclean Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yamba tour planner .

Getting from Blueys Beach to Yamba by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maclean Lookout, Spooky Beach
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Spooky Beach ©
Spooky Beach
Yamba Pedal Boats ©
Yamba Pedal Boats

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Hastings Point Headland, then experience rural life at Summerland House Farm, and then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Yamba to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. In December in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Lighthouse Beach, Hastings Point Headland, Summerland House Farm
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

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