19 days in North Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

19 days in North Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Yamba
— 1 night
2
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
3
Newcastle
— 2 nights
4
Hawks Nest
— 1 night
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
6
South West Rocks
— 2 nights
7
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights

1
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Yamba

Yamba
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Beach Yamba, then kick back and relax at Turners Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pippi Beach, and finally look for gifts at Kitchen To Table Pty Ltd. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Iluka Rainforest Walking Track and then stroll through Iluka.

Make your Yamba itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Paris, France to Yamba is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Yamba, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Iluka
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Main Beach Yamba
Main Beach Yamba
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Turners Beach ©
Turners Beach

3
nights
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.
Cape Byron Lighthouse and Thomgallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Lennox Head Beach and Wategos Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Ballina (Big Prawn, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay online route planner.

You can drive from Yamba to Byron Bay in 2 hours. In September in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Lennox Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lennox Head Beach
Lennox Head Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Newcastle Beach, then kick back and relax at Merewether Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Shepherds Hill Fort, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caves Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Newcastle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hawks Nest.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Caves Beach
Highlights from your plan
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach

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night
Hawks Nest

Hawks Nest ©
Hawks Nest is a suburb of the Mid-Coast Council local government area in the Hunter and Mid North Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia, located north of Port Stephens between the Tasman Sea and the Myall River. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Winda Woppa Reserve, then kick back and relax at Jimmy's Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bennetts Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hawks Nest driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Hawks Nest takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Hawks Nest

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Winda Woppa Reserve ©
Winda Woppa Reserve

3
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St Thomas Anglican Church and Port Macquarie Museum. Get some historical perspective at Old Bottlebutt and Innes Ruins. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Roto House, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and learn about winemaking at Long Point Vineyard.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie route maker site.

You can drive from Hawks Nest to Port Macquarie in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hawks Nest in October: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Wauchope
Highlights from your plan
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
Long Point Vineyard ©
Long Point Vineyard

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South West Rocks

On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum South West Rocks, contemplate the long history of German Monument, then visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Macley River Historical Museum, then view the masterpieces at Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsehoe Bay Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our South West Rocks travel website.

Getting from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, expect nights in South West Rocks to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Kempsey
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Macley River Historical Museum ©
Macley River Historical Museum

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nights
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Two Tails Wines. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Coffs Harbour to Bellingen to see The Bellingen Brewery about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Boambee Creek Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, and take an in-depth tour of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour sightseeing planner.

Drive from South West Rocks to Coffs Harbour in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, The Bellingen Brewery, Boambee Creek Reserve, Two Tails Wines
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach