6 days in Newcastle, Barrington Tops & Port Macquarie Itinerary

6 days in Newcastle, Barrington Tops & Port Macquarie Itinerary

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Newcastle
— 1 night
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Dungog
— 3 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
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Newcastle

— 1 night
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 4th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of One Mile Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zenith Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fingal Bay Beach, and finally get a dose of the wild on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Newcastle Beach, and then get outside with The Bogey Hole.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Newcastle online vacation planner.

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Newcastle are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dungog.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Dungog

— 3 nights
Dungog is a country town on the Williams River in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. We've included these beaches for you: Bennetts Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Jimmy's Beach and Sandbar Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Dungog: Boomerang Beach (in Boomerang Beach), Winda Woppa Reserve (in Hawks Nest) and Elizabeth Beach (in Blueys Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cellito Beach and experience rural life at Farm Visit.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dungog trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Dungog takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dungog are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Dungog

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Port Macquarie

— 1 night
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 9th (Sun): hike along Coastal walk, then take an exotic tour of Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, and then cast your line with Port Macquarie Fishing Charters.

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Traveling by car from Dungog to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Traveling from Dungog in January, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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