16 days in Port Macquarie & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Port Macquarie & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Port Macquarie & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Port Macquarie
1
Port Macquarie
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Port Macquarie

12
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Burgess Beach, Forster and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to Cattai Wetlands (in Coopernook), Elizabeth Beach (in Blueys Beach) and South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Scuba & Snorkeling). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Hat Head National Park. Make the 18th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Saltwater National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Forster Main Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ellenborough Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner .

In March, daily temperatures in Port Macquarie can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Forster, Wauchope, Whitewashed Gallery, Saltwater National Park
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Scotts Head Beach ©
Scotts Head Beach
Hat Head National Park ©
Hat Head National Park

3
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.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder site .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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