60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  19​h 30​min
1
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Coffs Harbour
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
South West Rocks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Broken Hill
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Train + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Mudgee
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Narooma
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Eden
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Huskisson
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Wollongong
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Lennox Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum (in Ballina), Pippi Beach (in Yamba) and Minyon Falls (in Bangalow). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Watersports Guru, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online sightseeing planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Byron Bay is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Byron Bay. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Byron Bay at 82°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Mount Warning, Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Minyon Falls, Bundjalung National Park
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional de Dorrigo and Coffs Harbour Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Dangar Falls and Coffs Harbour Butterfly House. Change things up with these side-trips from Coffs Harbour: V-Wall (in Nambucca Heads) and New England National Park (in Dorrigo). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, and head off the coast to Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip maker .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dorrigo, Urunga, V-Wall
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dangar Falls ©
Dangar Falls

3
nights
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Trial Bay Gaol and German Monument will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Scotts Head Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read South West Rocks road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to South West Rocks takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in South West Rocks are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Korogoro Walking Track, Yarriabini National Park, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coastal walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at North Brother Mountain and Hastings River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Tuncurry (Colin Wren Oysters & Tuncurry Rock Pool), Cape Hawke Lookout (in Forster) and Ellenborough Falls (in Elands). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, and see the interesting displays at Roto House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planning website .

You can drive from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. While traveling from South West Rocks, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tuncurry, Ellenborough Falls, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, North Brother Mountain, Cape Hawke Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Visiting Tomaree Head and Fly Point will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nobbys Beach and Newcastle Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Pokolbin (Peterson House, Scarborough Wine Co, & more), Seal Rocks Lighthouse (in Seal Rocks) and Nelson Bay (Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol, take a memorable tour with Tours, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Scratchley, and get outside with The Entrance Pelican Feed.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in March: highs in Newcastle hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Williamtown, Maitland Gaol, Firescreek Fruit Wines
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Seal Rocks Lighthouse ©
Seal Rocks Lighthouse

4
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Popular historic sites such as Day Dream Mine and Broken Hill Trades Hall are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre and Pro Hart Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Broken Hill side-trips: Kinchega National Park (in Menindee) and Mundi Mundi Lookout (in Silverton). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, see Off-Road Tours, explore the world behind art at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Broken Hill travel route planner .

You can fly from Newcastle to Broken Hill in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Silverton, Kinchega National Park
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Day Dream Mine ©
Day Dream Mine

4
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Drip Gorge and Gulgong Pioneers Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Dubbo Gaol and Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard. Explore Mudgee's surroundings by going to Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine (in Wellington) and Dubbo (Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dundullimal Homestead, & more). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, do a tasting at The Olive Nest & 1838 Wines, contemplate the long history of Gulgong Gold Experience, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mudgee trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Broken Hill to Mudgee in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Broken Hill in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Mudgee. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dubbo, Gulgong, Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine, Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:
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Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Gulgong Pioneers Museum ©
Gulgong Pioneers Museum

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Pass and Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls and Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and National Motor Racing Museum (in Bathurst). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Giant Stairway, don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, get great views at Govetts Leap, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba online visit planner .

Getting from Mudgee to Katoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Katoomba are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Bathurst, Wentworth Falls, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

4
nights
Narooma

Narooma ©
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Blue Pool. We've included these beaches for you: Pebbly Beach and Brou Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Narooma: Tomakin (Barlings Beach & Tomakin Beach), Batemans Bay (Batemans Bay Mini Golf & Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens) and Mogo Zoo (in Mogo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Camel Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safety Bar Beach (South), and look for all kinds of wild species at Montague Island.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Narooma trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Narooma takes 7 hours. Traveling from Katoomba in April, expect nights in Narooma to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eden.

Things to do in Narooma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Batemans Bay, Tomakin, Bermagui, Pebbly Beach, Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pebbly Beach ©
Pebbly Beach

3
nights
Eden

Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Killer Whale Museum and Pambula Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Ben Boyd National Park and Short Point Recreation Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Eden to Tathra to see Tathra Beach about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ben Boyd Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, visit a coastal fixture at Green Cape Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eden trip planner .

Getting from Narooma to Eden by car takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Huskisson.

Things to do in Eden

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Merimbula, Pambula Beach, Tathra Beach, Ben Boyd National Park
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Green Cape Lighthouse ©
Green Cape Lighthouse
Ben Boyd Tower ©
Ben Boyd Tower

5
nights
Huskisson

Huskisson ©
Huskisson is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of Jervis Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hyams Beach and Greenfield Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Booderee National Park and Cupitts Winery. Explore Huskisson's surroundings by going to Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets (in Burrill Lake), Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area (in Kangaroo Valley) and Shoalhaven Zoo (in Nowra). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Murrays Beach, stroll through Blenheim Beach, and examine the collection at Fleet Air Arm Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Huskisson route site .

You can drive from Eden to Huskisson in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Huskisson are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Huskisson

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jervis Bay, Nowra, Vincentia, Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area, Seven Mile Beach National Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Booderee National Park ©
Booderee National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Get some historical perspective at Nan Tien Temple and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo) and Kiama (Kiama Blowhole, Saddleback Mountain Lookout, & more). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nattai National Park, kick back and relax at Austinmer Beach, and take a memorable drive along Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wollongong trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Huskisson to Wollongong takes 1.5 hours. April in Wollongong sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kiama, Fitzroy Falls, Nattai National Park, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Minnamurra Falls
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Beach and Bronte Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, step off the mainland to explore Cockatoo Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Wollongong to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Wollongong in April, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 5:
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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