3 days in Byron Bay & Port Macquarie Area Itinerary

3 days in Byron Bay & Port Macquarie Area Itinerary

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3 days in Byron Bay & Port Macquarie Area Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h
1
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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 8th (Thu), trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip planning tool .

Brisbane to Byron Bay is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Byron Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie travel route builder website .

Drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Byron Bay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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