14 days in New South Wales Itinerary

14 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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14 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  29​h
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hat Head National Park and Saltwater National Park. Visiting Koala Hospital and Coastal walk will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Googik heritage Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie journey maker app .

London, UK to Port Macquarie is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Port Macquarie, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Saltwater National Park, Hat Head National Park
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Hat Head National Park ©
Hat Head National Park
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jimmy's Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fingal Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head and then kick back and relax at Zenith Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shoal Bay trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Shoal Bay in 3 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, you will find days in Shoal Bay are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Bay Beach, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Jimmy's Beach
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 8th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Logan Brae Orchard, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally hike along The Giant Stairway.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner .

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Katoomba in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Logan Brae Orchard, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip website .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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