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: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Greenwell Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park and then stroll through Coastal walk.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Port Macquarie is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Port Macquarie is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©

1
night
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Zenith Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shoal Bay trip site .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Shoal Bay in 3 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in December, you will find days in Shoal Bay are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Pulpit Rock Lookout and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves to see Jenolan Caves about 1h 15 min away. On the 23rd (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Old Ford Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba online itinerary maker .

Drive from Shoal Bay to Katoomba in 4 hours. In December in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Greenwell Point.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Jenolan Caves
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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night
Greenwell Point

Greenwell Point
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Seven Mile Beach National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Greenwell Point itinerary builder .

Drive from Katoomba to Greenwell Point in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Katoomba in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Greenwell Point, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Greenwell Point

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach National Park
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night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Cove Belmore Basin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Wollongong vacation planner.

Getting from Greenwell Point to Wollongong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Beach Cove Belmore Basin ©
Beach Cove Belmore Basin

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blacktown to see Featherdale Wildlife Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

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Getting from Wollongong to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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