9 days in Nelson Bay & Byron Bay Itinerary

9 days in Nelson Bay & Byron Bay Itinerary

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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 6 nights

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Nelson Bay

— 2 nights
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then see Off-Road Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, then stroll through Tomaree Head, and then surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay trip maker tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Nelson Bay. In August in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Byron Bay

— 6 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Belongil Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing and Byron Bay Ballooning. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Nelson Bay to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Stephens travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Nature & Parks · Landmarks