19 days in Port Macquarie Area & Forster and Taree Area Itinerary

19 days in Port Macquarie Area & Forster and Taree Area Itinerary

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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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North Haven
— 1 night
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Forster
— 7 nights
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Hawks Nest
— 2 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 4 nights
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Port Macquarie

— 4 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Port Macquarie is known for wildlife, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, experience rural life at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, and meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie day trip planner.

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to North Haven.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Nature

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North Haven

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at North Haven Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain, then stop by Kendall Craft Co-operative, and finally make a trip to Crystalline Pottery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the North Haven route planner.

North Haven is just a short distance from Port Macquarie. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in North Haven

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Forster

— 7 nights
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Forster: Gloucester (Billabong Park & Hillview Herb Farm), Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar) and Wingham (Manning Valley Historical Museum & Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises, contemplate the waterfront views at Wallis Lake, kick back and relax at Elizabeth Beach, and stroll through Seal Rocks.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Forster travel route planner.

You can drive from North Haven to Forster in 1.5 hours. While traveling from North Haven, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Forster, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hawks Nest.

Things to do in Forster

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawks Nest

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bennetts Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Winda Woppa Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jimmy's Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Singing Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Grandis Picnic Area, and then look for gifts at Vitamin Bead.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hawks Nest holiday planning site.

You can drive from Forster to Hawks Nest in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Hawks Nest

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Nelson Bay

— 4 nights
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Nelson Bay is known for wildlife, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a dose of the wild on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours, and experience rural life at Barramundi Farm.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nelson Bay online trip builder.

You can drive from Hawks Nest to Nelson Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip