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: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pokolbin
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Shoal Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Byron Bay
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
7
Merimbula
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Jervis Bay
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Manila, Luzon

10
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Ambush Gallery. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney route planner.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Sydney. Traveling from Manila in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

8
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Falls Gallery. Popular historic sites such as The National Pass and Leura Post Office are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). On the 29th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, browse the exhibits of Lost Bear Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 30:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

8
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at David Mahony Art Gallery and Harkham Wines. Step out of the city life by going to Watagans National Park and MacKenzie Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pokolbin: Munmorah State Conservation Area (in Lake Munmorah), Pukara Estate (in Muswellbrook) and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (in Booragul). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Wyrrabalong National Park. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Wallarah National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Caves Beach, learn about winemaking at Waverley Estate, and browse the exhibits of Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin road trip planner.

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. In January, daytime highs in Pokolbin are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ernest Hill Wines, MacKenzie Reserve, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Wyrrabalong National Park, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 7:
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Wyrrabalong National Park ©
Wyrrabalong National Park
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines

3
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tomaree Head and Bennetts Beach. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Tomaree National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Shoal Bay online attractions planner .

Drive from Pokolbin to Shoal Bay in 1.5 hours. February in Shoal Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Tomaree National Park
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Koala Hospital and Seven Mile Beach. Whitewashed Gallery and Maritime Museum South West Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar), Kendall Craft Co-operative (in Kendall) and South West Rocks (Scuba & Snorkeling & Arakoon National Park). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Hat Head National Park. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Yarriabini National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Pilot Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie road trip site .

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. While traveling from Shoal Bay, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Pilot Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Whitewashed Gallery, Hat Head National Park
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 18:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Yarriabini National Park ©
Yarriabini National Park
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach

8
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.
For shopping fun, head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre or Jules Hunt Studio Gallery. Get outdoors at Bundjalung National Park and Broken Head Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian), Books and Stuff (in Lismore) and Bexhill Open Air Cathedral (in Bexhill). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Watersports Guru, take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, browse the exhibits of Thomgallery, and trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in February, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head, Ballina, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 26:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

4
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Short Point Recreation Reserve and Ben Boyd National Park. Visiting Pambula Beach and Potoroo Palace will get you outdoors. Explore Merimbula's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Narooma) and Tilba Sweet Spot (in Central Tilba). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tathra Beach, take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, and see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Merimbula itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Merimbula takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Byron Bay in February, expect Merimbula to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eden, Tathra, Pambula Beach, Tilba Sweet Spot, Ben Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 3:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Ben Boyd National Park ©
Ben Boyd National Park

8
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Seven Mile Beach National Park and Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets. Visit Moona Moona Creek and Hyams Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Jervis Bay: Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail), Cupitt's (in Ulladulla) and Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market (in Nowra). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Booderee National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, look for gifts at Bendooley Estate Book Barn, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dirty Janes Bowral, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Bogey Hole.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jervis Bay online road trip planner .

Getting from Merimbula to Jervis Bay by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Artemis Wines, Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area, Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, Dirty Janes Bowral, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 11:
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Seven Mile Beach National Park ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach

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