8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 11th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, then hike along Coastal walk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Port Macquarie is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Port Macquarie is 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in June: high temperatures in Port Macquarie hover around 15°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve, then take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle itinerary builder .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Newcastle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Newcastle: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Fun & Games
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Nobbys Head ©
Nobbys Head

4
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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, visit a coastal fixture at Macquarie Lighthouse, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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