8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  45​min
1
Wahroonga
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nambucca Heads
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Tweed Heads
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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1
day
Wahroonga

Wahroonga ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Berowra Valley National Park and then admire the local landmark of Hornsby Water Clock.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wahroonga vacation builder tool .

Sydney to Wahroonga is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Wahroonga

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hornsby
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Berowra Valley National Park ©
Berowra Valley National Park
Hornsby Water Clock ©
Hornsby Water Clock

2
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 24th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Port Stephens Community Art Centre, then make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Oakvale Wildlife Park, examine the collection at Fighter World, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally walk around Barry Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nelson Bay trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Wahroonga to Nelson Bay in 2.5 hours. April in Nelson Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Williamtown, Barry Park, Tomaree Head
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then hike along Coastal walk, then make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then explore and take pictures at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie online tour planner .

Drive from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nelson Bay in April, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Nambucca Heads.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads ©
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. On the 28th (Sun), walk around Dorrigo National Park, then admire the sheer force of Dangar Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to V-Wall. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Nambucca Heads takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nambucca Heads, 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 travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Dorrigo, Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk
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Dangar Falls ©
Dangar Falls
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

1
night
Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads ©
Tweed Heads is a city in New South Wales. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Fruit World, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tweed Heads trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nambucca Heads to Tweed Heads takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tweed Heads can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse

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