24 days in New South Wales Itinerary

24 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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24 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Mosman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Blackheath
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Jamberoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Wagga Wagga
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Bathurst
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Dubbo
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney travel app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mosman.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1
night
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mosman trip planner .

Mosman is just a short distance from Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Mosman are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

5
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Attractions like Jenolan Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Blackheath to Katoomba to see Blue Mountains about 1 hour away. On the 3rd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Blackheath online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mosman to Blackheath takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Blackheath can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jamberoo.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

2
nights
Jamberoo

Jamberoo ©
Jamberoo is a village approx 11 km inland from Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiama Blowhole. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, get in on the family fun at Jamberoo Action Park, and then admire the sheer force of Minnamurra Falls. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, admire the sheer force of Fitzroy Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Carrington Falls.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jamberoo online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Jamberoo takes 3 hours. In January in Jamberoo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Jamberoo

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Kiama Blowhole, Fitzroy Falls, Carrington Falls
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls
Jamberoo Action Park ©
Jamberoo Action Park
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

2
nights
Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy some friendly competition at Wagga Bowling & Entertainment Centre, view the masterpieces at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, then have some family-friendly fun at Project Paintball Wagga, and finally kick back and relax at Wagga Wagga Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Albert, and then tee off at Wagga City Golf Club.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wagga Wagga visit planner .

You can drive from Jamberoo to Wagga Wagga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Jamberoo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wagga Wagga, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bathurst.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Wagga Wagga Beach ©
Wagga Wagga Beach
Project Paintball Wagga ©
Project Paintball Wagga
Wagga Bowling & Entertainment Centre ©

2
nights
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes History Hill as well as Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at History Hill, examine the collection at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, then view the masterpieces at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, and finally stroll through Machattie Park. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Turon National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bathurst journey builder tool .

Getting from Wagga Wagga to Bathurst by car takes about 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dubbo.

Things to do in Bathurst

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

History Hill, Turon National Park, Lake Wallace, Mayfield Garden
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Turon National Park ©
Turon National Park
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace
Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit ©

3
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 11th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, and then don't miss a visit to Alladins Cave Bottle House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Western Plains Cultural Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dubbo trip planner.

You can drive from Bathurst to Dubbo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Dubbo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for Port Macquarie on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Dubbo to Port Macquarie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dubbo in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Fruit World, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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