15 days in New South Wales Itinerary

15 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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15 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  5​h
1
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Blackheath
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Gold Coast

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bundjalung National Park and Tropical Fruit World. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Bexhill Open Air Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Byron Bay to Whian Whian to see Whian Whian State Conservation Area about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, identify plant and animal life at Pat Morton Lookout, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip planner .

Melbourne to Byron Bay is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Byron Bay to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pat Morton Lookout, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Tropical Fruit World, Bundjalung National Park, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral
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Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bondi Beach. Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Byron Bay to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Pass and Hillbilly Cider. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackheath: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). On the 21st (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, tee off at Blackheath Golf Club, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and head outdoors with Evans Lookout.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Blackheath trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, plan for little chillier nights in Blackheath, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bilpin, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Megalong Creek Estate
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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