17 days in Port Macquarie, Sydney & Broken Hill Itinerary

17 days in Port Macquarie, Sydney & Broken Hill Itinerary

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17 days in Port Macquarie, Sydney & Broken Hill Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Broken Hill
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
You've added Port Central Shopping Centre, Port Macquarie Golf Cub, Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, browse the different shops at Port Central Shopping Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Port Macquarie Golf Cub, then see the interesting displays at Port Macquarie Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and finally learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum

11
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sensational Sydney Cruises Pty Ltd as well as Sydney Star Trails. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Rocks Markets. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout, MacKenzie Reserve, Sydney Harbour National Park, Byvonne
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

3
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, take in the exciting artwork at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Julie Hart Gallery, then examine the collection at Whites Minerals and Mining Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Mutawintji National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Broken Hill tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Broken Hill takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Broken Hill is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks Nature Museums
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