30 days in New South Wales Itinerary

30 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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30 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
train:  4​h 15​min
1
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Merimbula
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Narooma
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Mudgee
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
South West Rocks
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiama Coastal Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Callala Beach and Nelson Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Fleet Air Arm Museum and Starfish Education Centre. Explore Jervis Bay's surroundings by going to Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyams Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay trip planner .

Sydney to Jervis Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Jervis Bay when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Merimbula.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Callala Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Kiama Coastal Walk ©
Kiama Coastal Walk
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Nelson Beach ©
Nelson Beach

3
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. Get in touch with nature at Pambula Beach and Short Point Recreation Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Potoroo Palace and The Merimbula Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merimbula: Ben Boyd National Park (in Wonboyn) and Cocora Beach (in Eden). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum and admire the natural beauty at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Merimbula vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Jervis Bay to Merimbula takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Jervis Bay in January, plan for slightly colder days in Merimbula, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eden, Pambula Beach, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, Ben Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Cocora Beach ©
Cocora Beach

3
nights
Narooma

Narooma ©
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. Head to Tilba Sweet Spot and SAGE Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Camel Rock and Malua Bay Beach. Take a break from Narooma with a short trip to Mogo Zoo in Mogo, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Pool, pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Bar Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Narooma trip planner .

You can drive from Merimbula to Narooma in 1.5 hours. In January in Narooma, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Narooma

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bermagui, Malua Bay Beach, SAGE Farmers Market, Mogo Zoo, Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
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Camel Rock ©
Camel Rock
Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gulgong Pioneers Museum and Henry Lawson Centre Gulgong. Get some cultural insight at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery and Burrundulla Wines. Go for a jaunt from Mudgee to Lue to see Lue Pottery about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, learn about winemaking at Thistle Hill Organic Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at Arts and Crafts Mudgee.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mudgee sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Narooma to Mudgee takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Narooma in January, you will find days in Mudgee are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Gulgong, Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door, Lue Pottery
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Henry Lawson Centre Gulgong ©
Henry Lawson Centre Gulgong
Gulgong Pioneers Museum ©
Gulgong Pioneers Museum
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Mad Max Museum and Silverton Gaol Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Broken Hill Trades Hall and Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral. When in Broken Hill, make a side trip to see Silverton School and Educational Museum in Silverton, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre), admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Cowz Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of the Outback.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Broken Hill trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car, train, and flight from Mudgee to Broken Hill in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Mudgee in January, Broken Hill is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Silverton
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
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Whites Minerals and Mining Museum ©
Whites Minerals and Mining Museum
Silverton Gaol Museum ©
Silverton Gaol Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lennox Head Beach and Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective. You'll get in some beach time at Broken Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Step out of Byron Bay with an excursion to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tallow Beach, view the masterpieces at Thomgallery, stop by Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broken Hill to Byron Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Broken Hill in January, with highs in Byron Bay at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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2
nights
South West Rocks

On the 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Scotts Head Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, and then steep yourself in history at Trial Bay Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Maritime Museum South West Rocks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Horsehoe Bay Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan a South West Rocks trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Byron Bay to South West Rocks by car takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from Byron Bay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South West Rocks, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to North Brother Mountain and Pilot Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Roto House and St Thomas Anglican Church. Step out of Port Macquarie to go to Kendall and see Kendall Craft Co-operative, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie tour site .

You can drive from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie in an hour. When traveling from South West Rocks in February, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pilot Beach, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, Kendall Craft Co-operative, North Brother Mountain
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze

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nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. National Motorcycle Museum and Manning Regional Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Seal Rocks Lighthouse and Whitewashed Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Forster with an excursion to Cellito Beach in Smiths Lake--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Tuncurry Rock Pool, stroll through Burgess Beach, Forster, kick back and relax at One Mile Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Seven Mile Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Forster sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Forster in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Forster, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tuncurry, Whitewashed Gallery, Manning Regional Art Gallery, National Motorcycle Museum, Cellito Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tuncurry Rock Pool ©
Tuncurry Rock Pool

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nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Visit Jimmy's Beach and Bennetts Beach for some beach relaxation. Port Stephens Shell Museum and Timeless Textiles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Nelson Bay) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). There's much more to do: stop by Inner City Winemakers, identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Newcastle online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Forster to Newcastle in 2 hours. February in Newcastle sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Port Stephens Shell Museum, Tomaree Head, Inner City Winemakers
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Port Stephens Shell Museum ©
Port Stephens Shell Museum

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