31 days in New South Wales Itinerary

31 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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31 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killcare
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Merimbula
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h
5
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  26​h
End: New York City

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: South West Rocks (Maritime Museum South West Rocks & Scuba & Snorkeling), Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, walk around Rocks Ferry Reserve, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning app .

New York City, USA to Port Macquarie is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Port Macquarie due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get warmer in Port Macquarie: highs are around 71°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Cattai Wetlands, Korogoro Walking Track, Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve, Rocks Ferry Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Yarriabini National Park ©
Yarriabini National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
On the 7th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Fly Point, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Stephens Lighthouse.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shoal Bay trip planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Shoal Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, you will find days in Shoal Bay are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Killcare.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, Point Stephens Lighthouse, Off-Road Tours, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay ©
Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay

4
nights
Killcare

Killcare ©
Killcare is a south-eastern suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Bouddi Peninsula. Get a sense of the local culture at Norah Head Lighthouse and Firescreek Fruit Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to Rowland Reserve (in Newport), MacKenzie Reserve (in Budgewoi) and The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Bouddi National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, make a trip to Captain Cook Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wyrrabalong National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killcare online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Killcare in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Killcare can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Killcare

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rowland Reserve, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Wyrrabalong National Park, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Captain Cook Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Bouddi National Park ©
Bouddi National Park
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
The Crommelin Native Arboretum ©
The Crommelin Native Arboretum

3
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Merimbula side-trips: Narooma (Montague Island & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Bombala Platypus Reserve (in Bombala). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Tathra Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, and take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Merimbula day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Killcare to Merimbula. Traveling from Killcare in March, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Merimbula. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Merimbula

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Narooma, Tathra, Panboola Wetlands, Bombala Platypus Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tathra Beach ©
Tathra Beach
Bombala Platypus Reserve ©
Bombala Platypus Reserve

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The National Pass and Blackfellows Hand Cave. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Marrangaroo National Park (in Wallerawang), Taralga Wildlife Park (in Taralga) and Hartley Historic Site (in Hartley). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Corridor of Oaks, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and get to know the fascinating history of Hartley Historic Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Katoomba road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Merimbula to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Merimbula in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Faulconbridge, Lithgow, Megalong Valley
Highlights from your plan
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Museum of Sydney are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Darling Harbour and Vaucluse House. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Cremorne Reserve, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Byron Lighthouse and Bexhill Open Air Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Tweed Heads) and Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tropical Fruit World, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundjalung National Park, and explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay road trip planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundjalung National Park, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Fishing Charters & Tours, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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