9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Mullumbimby
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Gosford
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby ©
Mullumbimby is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia in Byron Shire. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens and then stop by You and Bamboo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get outside with Watersports Guru and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Norries Head.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mullumbimby trip itinerary site .

Brisbane to Mullumbimby is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Brisbane in January, Mullumbimby is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Mullumbimby

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Norries Head, You and Bamboo, Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©
Norries Head ©
Norries Head

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to The Big Banana Fun Park and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mullumbimby to Coffs Harbour takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mullumbimby in January, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.
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The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then hike along Coastal walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain, then walk around Mrs York's Garden, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip builder tool .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Coffs Harbour in January: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gosford.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Change things up with these side-trips from Gosford: Nelson Bay (Gan Gan Lookout & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Newcastle (Newcastle Memorial Walk & Shepherds Hill Fort) and Hunter Valley Gardens (in Pokolbin). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australian Reptile Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gosford travel planning tool .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Gosford in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in January: highs in Gosford hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Newcastle, Off-Road Tours, Hunter Valley Gardens, Terrigal Beach
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Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens
Off-Road Tours

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