34 days in New South Wales Itinerary

34 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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34 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  29​h
1
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Forster
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
5
Merimbula
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Riga


2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Take a break from Shoal Bay with a short trip to Munmorah State Conservation Area in Lake Munmorah, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Tomaree National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shoal Bay trip itinerary planner.

Riga, Latvia to Shoal Bay is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Riga to Shoal Bay. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Riga in February; daily highs in Shoal Bay reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Winda Woppa Reserve, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Tomaree National Park
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay ©
Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay
Munmorah State Conservation Area ©
Munmorah State Conservation Area

5
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. You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Seal Rocks. Get out of town with these interesting Forster side-trips: Cattai Wetlands (in Coopernook), Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar) and Wingham (Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve & Wingham Brush Nature Reserve). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Booti Booti National Park, kick back and relax at Elizabeth Beach, browse the exhibits of Manning Regional Art Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Coastal Brewing Co.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Forster day trip planning app .

Getting from Shoal Bay to Forster by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wingham, Tuncurry, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Cattai Wetlands, Elizabeth Beach
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Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Cattai Wetlands ©
Cattai Wetlands

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yarriabini National Park and Hat Head National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Scuba & Snorkeling & Arakoon National Park) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, trek along Googik heritage Trail, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip maker website .

Getting from Forster to Port Macquarie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Forster in February, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Hat Head National Park, Scotts Head Beach, Yarriabini National Park
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Scotts Head Beach ©
Scotts Head Beach
Yarriabini National Park ©
Yarriabini National Park

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marrangaroo National Park (in Wallerawang), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Corridor of Oaks). On the 26th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Logan Brae Orchard.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Faulconbridge
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Dryridge Estate ©
Dryridge Estate

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. Relax by the water at Short Point Recreation Reserve and Pambula Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ben Boyd National Park (in Wonboyn) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Narooma). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tathra Beach, admire the natural beauty at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Main Beach, and take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Merimbula visit planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Merimbula in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Katoomba in March, plan for slightly colder days in Merimbula, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tathra, Pambula Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ben Boyd National Park, Panboola Wetlands
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Tathra Beach ©
Tathra Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Panboola Wetlands ©
Panboola Wetlands

8
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Merimbula to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Merimbula in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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