16 days in South West Rocks, Gold Coast & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

16 days in South West Rocks, Gold Coast & Coffs Harbour Itinerary

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South West Rocks
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 11 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights

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South West Rocks

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Horsehoe Bay Beach. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Yarriabini National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scotts Head Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the South West Rocks trip itinerary maker site.

Sydney to South West Rocks is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October in South West Rocks, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Byron Bay (Craig Parry Photography & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Brisbane (Gallery of Modern Art, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and find something for the whole family at Dreamworld.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip app.

You can drive from South West Rocks to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 29th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park, kick back and relax at Diggers Beach, and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour day trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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

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