16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
bus:  5​h
1
Thredbo Village
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kangaroo Valley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Mudgee
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Pokolbin
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Armidale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Kingscliff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
End: Gold Coast

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Thredbo Village

Thredbo Village ©
You've now added Snowy Mountains to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Snowy Mountains and then take in the awesome beauty at Kosciuszko National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thredbo Village tour itinerary website .

Melbourne to Thredbo Village is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Thredbo Village reach 11°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Thredbo Village

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowy Mountains
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Snowy Mountains ©
Snowy Mountains
Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park

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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 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach, stroll through Moona Moona Creek, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay tour builder app .

Getting from Thredbo Village to Jervis Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Thredbo Village in June, expect Jervis Bay to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kangaroo Valley.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach
Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek

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Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley is a river valley along the Kangaroo River in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia, located west of the seaside in the City of Shoalhaven. You've now added Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail Ride to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): catch the contagious excitement of Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail Ride.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Valley trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Kangaroo Valley in 1.5 hours. In June in Kangaroo Valley, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

Tours Fun & Games Casinos
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Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Blackheath trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Kangaroo Valley to Blackheath by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Blackheath can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Katoomba.

Things to do in Blackheath

Nature Trails Parks
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Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

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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 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Katoomba trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Katoomba is just a stone's throw from Blackheath. June in Katoomba sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge, then learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, then learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mudgee road trip website .

Getting from Katoomba to Mudgee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Katoomba in June, with highs in Mudgee at 17°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mudgee

Tours Wineries Wildlife
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Distillery Tours
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder tool .

You can fly from Mudgee to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mudgee in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Newcastle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum

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Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
On the 20th (Thu), do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines, do a tasting at Scarborough Wine Co, get to know the resident critters at Hunter Valley Zoo, learn about winemaking at Peterson House, then learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, and finally do a tasting at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Pokolbin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Hunter Valley Zoo
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines

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Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Waterfall Way, admire the masterpieces at New England Regional Art Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Saumarez Homestead.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Armidale road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Armidale takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Armidale

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Saumarez Homestead ©
Saumarez Homestead
New England Regional Art Museum ©
New England Regional Art Museum

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): do a tasting at Two Tails Wines, stroll through Coffs Harbour Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, and finally learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Armidale to Coffs Harbour takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kingscliff.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Two Tails Wines, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
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Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines

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Kingscliff

Kingscliff ©
A coastal town that hosts surfers, swimmers, and water-sport enthusiasts, Kingscliff is a wet and wild vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Point Stephens Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Tropical Fruit World, then look for gifts at You and Bamboo, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kingscliff online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Kingscliff in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kingscliff are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Kingscliff

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, You and Bamboo, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Point Stephens Lighthouse
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Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Belongil Beach, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kingscliff to Byron Bay takes an hour. Traveling from Kingscliff in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Byron Bay, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lennox Head Beach
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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