36 days in New South Wales Itinerary

36 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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36 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Merimbula
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Shoal Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Wallerawang
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Katoomba
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Manly Beach. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Bouddi National Park (in Killcare). Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Sydney is 13 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

North Head Sanctuary, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bouddi National Park
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 23:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
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. Shop till you drop at Tilba Sweet Spot and Bega Valley Regional Gallery. Visiting Short Point Recreation Reserve and Tathra Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Merimbula: Camel Rock (in Bermagui), Ben Boyd National Park (in Wonboyn) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Narooma). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Panboola Wetlands, and hike along Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Merimbula trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Merimbula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Merimbula to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pambula, Tathra, South East Forests National Park, Tilba Sweet Spot, Ben Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29:
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Tathra Beach ©
Tathra Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Camel Rock ©
Camel Rock

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Saltwater National Park and Scotts Head Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Delinquent Funk and Whitewashed Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Seven Mile Beach (in Forster), Scuba & Snorkeling (in South West Rocks) and Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf (in Tuncurry). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and hike along Googik heritage Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Merimbula to Port Macquarie takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Merimbula in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Port Macquarie. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wingham, Rocks Ferry Reserve, Seven Mile Beach, Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Visiting Tomaree Head and Tomaree National Park will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Jimmy's Beach and Bennetts Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shoal Bay tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Shoal Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, expect nights in Shoal Bay to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Tomaree National Park
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Tomaree National Park ©
Tomaree National Park
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

4
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Take a break from the city and head to Turon National Park and Yengo National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wallerawang: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Coopers Antiques (in Oberon).

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wallerawang day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Shoal Bay to Wallerawang takes 4.5 hours. April in Wallerawang sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lithgow, Jenolan Caves, Turon National Park, Coopers Antiques, Yengo National Park
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Turon National Park ©
Turon National Park
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Marrangaroo National Park ©
Marrangaroo National Park

7
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Shop till you drop at Teddy Sinclair and Lost Bear Gallery. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Corridor of Oaks in Faulconbridge, approximately 42 minutes away. On the 14th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard, and stroll through Grand Canyon track.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba day trip website .

Traveling by car from Wallerawang to Katoomba takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Corridor of Oaks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 17:
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Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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