48 days in New South Wales Itinerary

48 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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48 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Wollongong
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pokolbin
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Byron Bay
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Kamay Botany Bay National Park (in Kurnell). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney attractions planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 23:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seven Mile Beach National Park and Moona Moona Creek. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Grape Escape and Nan Tien Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Wollongong side-trips: Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy (in Goulburn), The Bay Tree Gallery (in Berrima) and Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area (in Kangaroo Valley). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Nattai National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, view the masterpieces at Wollongong Art Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse, and browse the exhibits of Bowral Art Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wollongong trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Wollongong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Nattai National Park, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Bowral Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visit The National Pass and Leura Post Office for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail and Wentworth Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). On the 3rd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, and take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner .

Getting from Wollongong to Katoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, Hartley Historic Site
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 5:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

7
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like David Mahony Art Gallery and Norah Head Lighthouse. Visit Sacred Spaces and Nobbys Head for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Pokolbin: Inner City Winemakers (in Wickham), Winda Woppa Reserve (in Hawks Nest) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Watagans National Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Wyrrabalong National Park. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, do a tasting at Harkham Wines, and identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pokolbin trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Pokolbin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Newcastle, Watagans National Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Sacred Spaces, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 12:
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
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.
Visiting Koala Hospital and Arakoon National Park will get you outdoors. Visit Saltwater National Park and Hat Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Un4gettable4evermore (in Gladstone), Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope) and South West Rocks (Maritime Museum South West Rocks & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, and awaken your taste buds at Nabiac Farmers Market.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Pokolbin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Saltwater National Park, Nabiac Farmers Market, Whitewashed Gallery, Hat Head National Park
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Step out of the city life by going to Boambee Creek Reserve and Ulidarra National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Theblackhole and Raleigh Vineyard & Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Coffs Harbour side-trips: Bellinger River National Park (in Dorrigo), Coldstream Gallery (in Ulmarra) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, buy something for everyone on your list at Park Beach Plaza, take a stroll around Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Bunker Cartoon Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour visit planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coldstream Gallery, Boambee Creek Reserve, Yarriabini National Park, Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Yarriabini National Park ©
Yarriabini National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bundjalung National Park and Yabbra National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Thomgallery. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decor (in Iluka), Nimbin Rocks (in Nimbin) and Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay attractions planning site .

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lismore, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Tropical Fruit World, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decor
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:
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Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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