34 days in New South Wales Itinerary

34 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 4 nights
Drive
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Newcastle
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Kiama
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 8 nights

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Byron Bay

— 4 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Cape Byron Lighthouse and Cape Byron Walking Track will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Turners Beach (in Yamba), Lennox Head Boardwalk (in Lennox Head) and Friends of the Koala (in Lismore). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tallow Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip builder.

Sydney to Byron Bay is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Coffs Harbour

— 4 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Big Banana Fun Park and Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. Explore Coffs Harbour's surroundings by going to Island Golf Club (in Nambucca Heads) and Horsehoe Bay Beach (in South West Rocks). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coffs Harbour Beach, get great views at Forest Sky Pier, stroll through Diggers Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Solitary Islands Aquarium.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Byron Bay in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

Newcastle

— 6 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin Swim Australia and Speers Point Park. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Splash Waterpark (in Nelson Bay), Oakvale Wildlife Park (in Williamtown) and Hawks Nest (Jimmy's Beach & Bennetts Beach). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, see Off-Road Tours, get outside with School of Yak, and stroll through Nobbys Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle trip planner.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in Newcastle sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:

Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jenolan Caves and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Katoomba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. February in Katoomba sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kiama.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:

Kiama

— 5 nights
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jamberoo Action Park and Boneyard Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kiama: Jim Wilds Oyster Service (in Greenwell Point) and Nowra (Coolendel, Fleet Air Arm Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnamurra Falls, stop by Starfish Education Centre, soothe aching muscles at Life Energy Yoga, and stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kiama travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Kiama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Kiama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:

Sydney

— 8 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and The Rocks will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner.

You can drive from Kiama to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kiama in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 6:

New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.