10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Coonabarabran
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coastal walk and Breakwall Waking Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton), Rocks Ferry Reserve (in Wauchope) and Horsehoe Bay Beach (in South West Rocks). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, contemplate the long history of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie tour itinerary builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Port Macquarie is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Port Macquarie, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Port Macquarie is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocks Ferry Reserve, North Brother Mountain, Horsehoe Bay Beach
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Hastings River ©
Hastings River

1
night
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Sandstone Caves and then explore the striking landscape of Pilliga National Park. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Siding Spring Observatory and then trek along Sculptures in the Scrub Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coonabarabran attractions app .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coonabarabran in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Coonabarabran, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sculptures in the Scrub Trail
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Pilliga National Park ©
Pilliga National Park
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory
Sandstone Caves ©
Sandstone Caves

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sublime Point Lookout and The Gap Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Prince Henry Cliff Walk (in Katoomba), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney journey builder site .

Drive from Coonabarabran to Sydney in 6 hours. Traveling from Coonabarabran in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leura, Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Bilpin Cider Company
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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