6 days in Newcastle, Port Macquarie & Nambucca Heads Itinerary

6 days in Newcastle, Port Macquarie & Nambucca Heads Itinerary

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6 days in Newcastle, Port Macquarie & Nambucca Heads Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nambucca Heads
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tomaree Head and Fighter World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford) and Gan Gan Lookout (in Nelson Bay). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head, enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Newcastle trip builder tool .

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. April in Newcastle sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gan Gan Lookout, Tomaree Head, Fighter World, Australian Reptile Park
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Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, then hike along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in April, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nambucca Heads.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

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

1
day
Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads ©
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nambucca Heads Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Scotts Head Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, and finally make a trip to V-Wall.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nambucca Heads trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Nambucca Heads by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nambucca Heads, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Scotts Head Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
V-Wall ©
V-Wall

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