9 days in South Coast of New South Wales, North Coast of New South Wales & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

9 days in South Coast of New South Wales, North Coast of New South Wales & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

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9 days in South Coast of New South Wales, North Coast of New South Wales & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Wollongong
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Minnamurra Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wollongong Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, examine the collection at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wollongong trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Wollongong is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Wollongong due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, things will get cooler in Wollongong: highs are around 21°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kiama, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Minnamurra Falls
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then explore and take pictures at The Farm Byron Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Wollongong to Byron Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Wollongong in August, with highs in Byron Bay at 25°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme 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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