8 days in Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

8 days in Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

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8 days in Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Sydney

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.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Timbertown Wauchope, putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and finally make a trip to Breakwall. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Googik heritage Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie road trip website .

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Timbertown Wauchope
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

5
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Visit Scotts Head Beach and Solitary Islands Coastal Walk for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Diggers beach and Coffs Harbour Butterfly House. Change things up with these side-trips from Coffs Harbour: Dorrigo (Dorrigo National Park & Dangar Falls) and Shelly Beach (in Nambucca Heads). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana, learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coffs Harbour Beach, and take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour road trip planning app .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Urunga, Dorrigo, Shelly Beach, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Two Tails Wines
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Scotts Head Beach ©
Scotts Head Beach
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Dorrigo National Park ©
Dorrigo National Park

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