14 days in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour & Byron Bay Itinerary

14 days in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour & Byron Bay Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
2
Coffs Harbour
— 4 nights
3
Byron Bay
— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton) and South West Rocks (Maritime Museum South West Rocks, Smoky Cape Lighthouse, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Coastal walk, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, enjoy some diversion at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, and look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner.

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Vickers Fudge Factory, North Brother Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

4
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Explore Coffs Harbour's surroundings by going to Parque Nacional de Dorrigo (in Dorrigo) and V-Wall (in Nambucca Heads). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, take in nature's colorful creations at North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, get your game on at Coffs Harbour Golf Driving Range, and take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour road trip planner.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in May, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urunga, Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, V-Wall
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Ballina (Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum & Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). The adventure continues: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Warning, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay route planner.

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. May in Byron Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballina, Lennox Head, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Mount Warning, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay

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