8 days in Port Macquarie & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

8 days in Port Macquarie & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

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8 days in Port Macquarie & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam (in Wauchope) and North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton). There's still lots to do: trek along Coastal walk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, admire the natural beauty at Mrs York's Garden, and stroll around Rocks Ferry Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary app .

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wauchope, North Brother Mountain
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam ©
Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, get your game on at Crazy Cat Cafe, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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