18 days in Goulburn, Port Macquarie & Ballina Itinerary

18 days in Goulburn, Port Macquarie & Ballina Itinerary

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1
Goulburn
— 7 nights
2
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
3
Ballina
— 5 nights

7
nights
Goulburn

Goulburn ©
Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goulburn: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Coopers Antiques (in Oberon) and Juniper Hearth (in Berry). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, admire the natural beauty at Perennial Hill Gardens, explore and take pictures at Belmore Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Goulburn tour planner.

Melbourne to Goulburn is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Goulburn to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Goulburn

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kiama, Jervis Bay, Wollongong, Jenolan Caves, Coopers Antiques
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

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.
When in Port Macquarie, make a side trip to see North Brother Mountain in Laurieton, approximately Laurieton away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, trek along Coastal walk, and stroll around Mrs York's Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goulburn to Port Macquarie. Traveling from Goulburn in November, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

North Brother Mountain
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

5
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian), Mullumbimby (Spas & Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens) and Yamba (Turners Beach, Pippi Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, and stroll through Lennox Head Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ballina travel website.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Ballina takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ballina, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Yamba, Mullumbimby, Broken Head, Whian Whian State Conservation Area
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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum ©
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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