60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  27​h
1
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newcastle
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Broken Hill
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Dubbo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mudgee
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Wollongong
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Heritage Park Railway (in Lismore). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Hastings Point Headland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Whian Whian State Conservation Area.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Byron Bay is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Byron Bay. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Byron Bay are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Watersports Guru, Hastings Point Headland, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

5
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coffs Harbour: Theblackhole (in Bellingen), Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point) and Dorrigo (Parque Nacional de Dorrigo & New England National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Tours, get great views at Mutton Bird Island Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boambee Creek Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip planner .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dorrigo, Urunga, Theblackhole, Yarriabini National Park, Boambee Creek Reserve
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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Yarriabini National Park ©
Yarriabini National Park
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

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.
Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton), South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Colin Wren Oysters (in Tuncurry). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, stroll through Coastal walk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie day trip website .

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in May, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Crystalline Pottery, Wallis Lake, North Brother Mountain, Colin Wren Oysters
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Lucy's Run Wines (in Lovedale), Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba) and Pokolbin (Wine Tours & Tastings, Harkham Wines, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, enjoy the sea views from Norah Head Lighthouse, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Scratchley, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wyrrabalong National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Newcastle trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Newcastle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Newcastle, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Tomaree Head, Wyrrabalong National Park, Norah Head Lighthouse, Speers Point Park
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

4
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kinchega National Park (in Menindee) and Silverton (Day Dream Mine & Mundi Mundi Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, contemplate the long history of Broken Hill Trades Hall, and make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial.

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

You can fly from Newcastle to Broken Hill in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Newcastle in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Broken Hill: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Silverton, Kinchega National Park
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
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4
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubbo: Warrumbungle National Park (in Coonabarabran), 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition (in Yeoval) and Narromine Aviation Museum (in Narromine). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Burrendong Arboretum, see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, and identify plant and animal life at Maquarie River.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubbo journey planning app .

You can fly from Broken Hill to Dubbo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dubbo when traveling from Broken Hill in June, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mudgee.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Narromine Aviation Museum, Burrendong Arboretum, 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition, Warrumbungle National Park
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

5
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mudgee: De Beaurepaire Wines (in Rylstone), Coolah Tops National Park (in Coolah) and Orange Mountain Wines (in Borenore). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, stop by Lue Pottery, learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mudgee tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Dubbo to Mudgee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. June in Mudgee sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Orange, De Beaurepaire Wines, Coolah Tops National Park, Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door, Lue Pottery
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Distillery Tours
De Beaurepaire Wines ©
De Beaurepaire Wines

7
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, trek along Fortress Rock, stroll around Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and stroll through Lockleys Pylon Walking Track.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mudgee to Katoomba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Mudgee in June, you will find days in Katoomba are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

4
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo), Banjo's Run Winery and Vineyard (in Exeter) and Mittagong (The Grape Escape & Bou-saada Vineyard and Wines). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nattai National Park, explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wollongong vacation planning tool .

Getting from Katoomba to Wollongong by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Mittagong, Kiama, Banjo's Run Winery and Vineyard, Nattai National Park, Symbio Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Nattai National Park ©
Nattai National Park
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls

11
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Wollongong to Sydney by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 10:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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