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: Surabaya
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Bathurst
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Richmond
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Newcastle
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Byron Bay
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Surabaya

4
nights
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Visiting Glow Worm Tunnel and Turon National Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Mayfield Garden (in Oberon), Cowra Japanese Garden (in Cowra) and Lake Wallace (in Wallerawang). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave, learn about winemaking at Rowlee Wines, admire all the interesting features of Jannei Goat Dairy, and examine the collection at Ash's Speedway Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bathurst trip builder tool .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Bathurst is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Surabaya to Bathurst, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Surabaya in December, with highs in Bathurst at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Bathurst

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lithgow, Orange, Mayfield Garden, Turon National Park, Cowra Japanese Garden
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Cowra Japanese Garden ©
Cowra Japanese Garden
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace
Turon National Park ©
Turon National Park

8
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls and The Three Sisters. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jenolan Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). On the 27th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, and stroll through Grand Canyon track.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary site .

Getting from Bathurst to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 31:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

5
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in New South Wales, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. Kids will enjoy Trees Adventure Grose River Park and The Australiana Pioneer Village. Step out of the city life by going to Convict Trail and Yarramundi Reseve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Richmond: Penrith (Museum of Fire & iFLY Downunder), Ebenezer Church (in Ebenezer) and Watkins Orchard (in Wisemans Ferry). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider, explore and take pictures at Bilpin Springs Orchard, snap pictures at Lennox Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Hawkesbury Regional Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katoomba to Richmond. In December, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Richmond

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Bilpin, Wisemans Ferry, Penrith, Windsor, Ebenezer Church
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Lynwood Country Club ©
Lynwood Country Club
The Australiana Pioneer Village ©
The Australiana Pioneer Village

9
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 enjoy Tomaree Head and Caves Beach. Get in touch with nature at Jimmy's Beach and Zenith Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Barry Park (in Fingal Bay), Pokolbin (Leogate Estate Wines, Hunter Valley Gardens, & more) and Nelson Bay (Gan Gan Lookout, Little Beach Reserve, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Richmond to Newcastle. January in Newcastle sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Nulkaba, Speers Point Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 14:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park

10
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.
Bring the kids along to Broken Head Beach and Main Beach Yamba. Visiting Watersports Guru and Lennox Head Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Ballina (Lighthouse Beach & Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail). On the 24th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, head outdoors with Getaway Girls, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get great views at Pat Morton Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Newcastle to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In January in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Kingscliff, Lennox Head, Yamba, Broken Head
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 24:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

9
nights
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Solitary Islands Coastal Walk will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Boambee Creek Reserve. Explore Coffs Harbour's surroundings by going to Dorrigo (Dangar Falls & Dorrigo National Park), Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol, Maritime Museum South West Rocks, & more). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, and delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip planner .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Byron Bay in January: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Dorrigo, Urunga, Boambee Creek Reserve, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

13
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Manly Beach and Taronga Zoo. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner .

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mosman
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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