17 days in Shoal Bay & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Shoal Bay & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Shoal Bay & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 14 nights
End: Sydney


2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Fingal Bay Beach, take some stellar pictures from Barry Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Stephens Lighthouse, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Port Stephens Shell Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zenith Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bennetts Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Jimmy's Beach.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shoal Bay sightseeing website .

Sydney to Shoal Bay is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Hawks Nest, Port Stephens Shell Museum
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

14
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Fort Denison Island are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & The National Pass), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Shoal Bay to Sydney in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Taronga Zoo, Bouddi National Park, Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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