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: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pokolbin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nelson Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Port Macquarie
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Byron Bay
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Broken Hill
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
8
Wollongong
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Katoomba
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

7
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Escape the urban bustle at Caves Beach and Redhead Beach. Head to David Mahony Art Gallery and Inner City Winemakersfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pokolbin: Maitland Regional Art Gallery (in Maitland), Lost in the 50's Car Museum (in Edgeworth) and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (in Booragul). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Harkham Wines, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pokolbin trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Pokolbin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lovedale, Lost in the 50's Car Museum, Redhead Beach, Inner City Winemakers, Stomp Wine
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach

5
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Let the collections at Port Stephens Community Art Centre and National Motorcycle Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Tomaree Head and Elizabeth Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Gloucester Gallery (in Gloucester), Cellito Beach (in Smiths Lake) and Hawks Nest (Jimmy's Beach & Bennetts Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Winda Woppa Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zenith Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Pokolbin to Nelson Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Shoal Bay, Cellito Beach, The Gloucester Gallery, Bagnalls Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 15:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Saltwater National Park and Lighthouse Beach. Get in touch with nature at North Brother Mountain and Coastal walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Manning Regional Art Gallery (in Taree), Manning Valley Historical Museum (in Wingham) and South West Rocks (Maritime Museum South West Rocks, Horsehoe Bay Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Whitewashed Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Macley River Historical Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Nelson Bay in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kempsey, South West Rocks, Manning Regional Art Gallery, North Brother Mountain, Un4gettable4evermore
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 22:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

7
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Escape the urban bustle at Scotts Head Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore and learn at Frank Partridge VC Military Museum and Bowraville Folk Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coffs Harbour: Dorrigo National Park (in Dorrigo), Nambucca Heads Beach (in Nambucca Heads) and Bellingen (Theblackhole & The Woodcraft Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Coldstream Gallery, do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, and stroll through Diggers Beach.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour vacation builder .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bellingen, Grafton, Bowraville, Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 29:
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Park Beach ©
Park Beach
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
Coldstream Gallery ©
Coldstream Gallery

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Visit Broken Head Beach and Lennox Head Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum (in Evans Head), Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decor (in Iluka) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). On the 5th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, take in the exciting artwork at Lone Goat Gallery, browse the exhibits of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay tour planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Broken Head, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

4
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Head to Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and Art Confessions Studio & Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre and Pro Hart Gallery. Step out of Broken Hill to go to Silverton and see Silverton School and Educational Museum, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, take in the exciting artwork at Jack Absolom, see the interesting displays at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, and identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Broken Hill itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Broken Hill in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in May, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Broken Hill: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Silverton
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery ©
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery

5
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Relax by the water at Callala Beach and Beach Cove Belmore Basin. Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and Berrima District Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wollongong: The Grape Escape (in Mittagong), Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo) and HARS Aviation Museum (in Albion Park Rail). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Nattai National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wollongong road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Broken Hill to Wollongong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Broken Hill in May since evenings lows in Wollongong dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Albion Park Rail, Callala Beach, The Grape Escape, Minnamurra Falls, Berrima District Museum
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Nattai National Park ©
Nattai National Park
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

8
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Head to Lost Bear Gallery and Katoomba Antique Centrefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong), Perry's Lookdown (in Blackheath) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Jenolan Caves, and take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Jenolan Caves, Kurrajong Radio Museum, Falls Gallery
Find places to stay May 15 — 23:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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