13 days in New South Wales Itinerary

13 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Forster
— 2 nights
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South West Rocks
— 2 nights
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Dorrigo
— 1 night
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Ebor
— 1 night
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Mullumbimby
— 1 night
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Kingscliff
— 1 night
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Brunswick Heads
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 3 nights
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Forster — 2 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. Venture out of the city with trips to North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton), Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach) and Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze (in Wauchope). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises and enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Rocks.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Forster driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Forster is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to South West Rocks.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

South West Rocks — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol and then kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay Beach. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the South West Rocks trip maker.

You can drive from Forster to South West Rocks in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dorrigo.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Dorrigo — 1 night

Dorrigo, a small town on the Waterfall Way, is located on the Northern Tablelands, in northern New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Dorrigo.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dorrigo trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from South West Rocks to Dorrigo in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Dorrigo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ebor.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Ebor — 1 night

Ebor is a village on Waterfall Way on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. On the 4th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Ebor Falls and then get great views at Point Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ebor trip planner.

Drive from Dorrigo to Ebor in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mullumbimby.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Mullumbimby — 1 night

Mullumbimby is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia in Byron Shire. On the 5th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Botanica Rainforest Spa & Retreat: Byron Bay Retreat and then let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mullumbimby day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ebor to Mullumbimby takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Ebor in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mullumbimby: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kingscliff.
Spas · Fun & Games · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Kingscliff — 1 night

A coastal town that hosts surfers, swimmers, and water-sport enthusiasts, Kingscliff is a wet and wild vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): go for a walk through Hastings Point Headland, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Fruit World, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kingscliff day trip planning app.

Drive from Mullumbimby to Kingscliff in an hour. December in Kingscliff sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brunswick Heads.
Tours · Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Brunswick Heads — 1 night

Brunswick Heads is a town on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia in Byron Shire. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Minyon Falls and then see some colorful creatures with Blue Bay Divers.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brunswick Heads holiday planner.

Drive from Kingscliff to Brunswick Heads in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Brunswick Heads are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Byron Bay.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Byron Bay — 3 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.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Byron Bay is just a short distance from Brunswick Heads. In December, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.