29 days in New South Wales Itinerary

29 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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29 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Qingdao
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Broulee
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Merimbula
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
4
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Yamba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Sydney
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Qingdao

2
nights
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.
Visiting Hyams Beach and Blenheim Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bendalong Beach and Cape St George Lighthouse. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Callala Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jervis Bay trip planning website .

Qingdao, China to Jervis Bay is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Qingdao to Jervis Bay due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Qingdao in April since evenings lows in Jervis Bay dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broulee.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

3
nights
Broulee

Broulee ©
Broulee is a town on the south coast of New South Wales between Batemans Bay and Moruya. You'll get in some beach time at Bar Beach and Broulee Island Walk. Step out of the city life by going to Mogo Zoo and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Broulee with an excursion to Central Tilba Historic Village in Tilba Tilba--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Malua Bay Beach.

Plan my trip to Broulee with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Broulee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Broulee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Narooma, Mogo Zoo, Central Tilba Historic Village, Malua Bay Beach
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Broulee Island Walk ©
Broulee Island Walk

2
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. On the 8th (Mon), kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, then kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ben Boyd National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Merimbula road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Broulee to Merimbula takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Merimbula can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ben Boyd National Park, Pambula Beach, Killer Whale Museum
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2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Broken Head Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Belongil Beach and Lennox Head Beach. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Truly Tea, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Merimbula to Byron Bay in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Merimbula in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

2
nights
Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the water at your own pace with Yamba Pedal Boats, stroll through Spooky Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Main Beach Yamba, then stroll through Turners Beach, and finally look for gifts at Ferry Park Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Yamba Icecreamery and then stroll through Pippi Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yamba trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Yamba takes 2 hours. April in Yamba sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spooky Beach, Ferry Park Gallery
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Spooky Beach ©
Spooky Beach
Yamba Pedal Boats ©
Yamba Pedal Boats

3
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and Diggers beach. Visiting Scotts Head Beach and Solitary Islands Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, view the masterpieces at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and look for all kinds of wild species at Korora Lookout.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour journey planning website .

Drive from Yamba to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Scotts Head Beach
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Scotts Head Beach ©
Scotts Head Beach
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coastal walk and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Step out of the city life by going to Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park and Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Breakwall, steep yourself in history at Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in April, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Zenith Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shoal Bay attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Shoal Bay takes 3 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Shoal Bay, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nobbys Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

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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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shoal Bay to Sydney takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach, Terrigal Beach, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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