9 days in Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay Area & Port Macquarie Area Itinerary

9 days in Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay Area & Port Macquarie Area Itinerary

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Coffs Harbour
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Byron Bay
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Port Macquarie
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Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Park Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, then look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then take an in-depth tour of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, and finally trek along Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour day trip planning tool.

Sydney to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
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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.
Byron Surrounds Nimbin Tours & Waterfall Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback and then identify plant and animal life at Byron Surrounds Nimbin Tours & Waterfall Adventures.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You've added Innes Lake Vineyards, Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory, Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pilot Beach and North Haven Beach. Get in touch with nature at Rainbow beach reserve and Coastal walk. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, take an exotic tour of Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, and explore the activities along Lighthouse Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online itinerary maker.

Getting from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Byron Bay in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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