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: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Jervis Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Broulee
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Merimbula
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Mudgee
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Newcastle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Forster
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
South West Rocks
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Coffs Harbour
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Byron Bay
— 11 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

5
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Cape St George Lighthouse and Nan Tien Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse. Step out of Jervis Bay with an excursion to Bendalong Beach in Bendalong--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Booderee National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Callala Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blenheim Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay driving holiday planner .

New York City, USA to Jervis Bay is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In January, Jervis Bay is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Broulee.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Bendalong Beach, Abrahams Bosom Reserve, Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse, Callala Beach
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:
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Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Booderee National Park ©
Booderee National Park

3
nights
Broulee

Broulee ©
Broulee is a town on the south coast of New South Wales between Batemans Bay and Moruya. Explore hidden gems such as Malua Bay Beach and Broulee Island Walk. Relax by the water at Tomakin Beach and Broulee Beach. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mogo Zoo, stop by Hidden Treasures Mogo, and view the masterpieces at Andrew Carter Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Broulee trip planner .

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Broulee in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Broulee

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mogo, Tomakin Beach, Malua Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach

4
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. Step out of the city life by going to Pambula Beach and Short Point Recreation Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Camel Rock and Cocora Beach. Explore Merimbula's surroundings by going to Blue Pool (in Bermagui) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Narooma). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk, get great views at Disaster Bay Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, and examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Merimbula travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Broulee to Merimbula by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in Merimbula sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Merimbula

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eden, Bermagui, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pambula Beach, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
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Camel Rock ©
Camel Rock
Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery and Logan Wines. Step out of the city life by going to The Drip Gorge and Turon National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Mudgee: Dindima Wines (in Nashdale), Coolah Tops National Park (in Coolah) and Lake Canobolas (in Orange). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Burnbrae Wines, relax in the rural setting at Aril Estate, and sample the fine beverages at Baker Williams Distillery.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mudgee journey planner .

Drive from Merimbula to Mudgee in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. When traveling from Merimbula in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mudgee, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Mudgee

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Apple Tree Flat, Orange, Turon National Park, Coolah Tops National Park
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:
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SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Logan Wines ©
Logan Wines
Burnbrae Wines ©
Burnbrae Wines

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jimmy's Beach and Caves Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bennetts Beach and Newcastle Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Nelson Bay (Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, get great views at Marie Byles Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Newcastle trip builder .

You can drive from Mudgee to Newcastle in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Traveling from Mudgee in February, you will find days in Newcastle are a bit cooler (82°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Nelson Bay, Tomaree Head, Caves Beach, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:
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Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

6
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 discover tucked-away gems like Elizabeth Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Seal Rocks Lighthouse and The Green Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Forster: Great Lakes Paddocks (in Wootton), Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar) and Cellito Beach (in Smiths Lake). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burgess Beach, Forster, stroll through Forster Main Beach, relax in the rural setting at Colin Wren Oysters, and take some stellar pictures from Bennetts Head Lookout.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Forster sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Newcastle to Forster in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cellito Beach, Great Lakes Paddocks, Elizabeth Beach, Boomerang Beach, The Green Cathedral
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Great Lakes Paddocks ©
Great Lakes Paddocks
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National 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.
Get some cultural insight at Roto House and Old Bottlebutt. St Thomas Anglican Church and Port Macquarie Historic Court House will appeal to history buffs. Explore Port Macquarie's surroundings by going to Pilot Beach (in Camden Head) and North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie attractions app .

Traveling by car from Forster to Port Macquarie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Forster in February: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

North Brother Mountain, Pilot Beach, Old Bottlebutt
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:
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St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
South West Rocks

Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Arakoon National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scotts Head Beach and Hat Head National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the South West Rocks trip maker .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks in an hour. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in South West Rocks, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hat Head, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hat Head National Park ©
Hat Head National Park
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coffs Harbour Beach and Korora Lookout. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach, identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip itinerary website .

Drive from South West Rocks to Coffs Harbour in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, Two Tails Wines, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Boambee Creek Reserve, Bindarri National Park
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:
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Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach

11
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pippi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Wategos Beach and Main Beach Yamba. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Yamba (Yamba Pedal Boats & Turners Beach), Bexhill Open Air Cathedral (in Bexhill) and Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 27:
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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