4 days in North Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

4 days in North Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive

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Port Macquarie — 1 day

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 16th (Thu), trek along Coastal walk, stroll through Koala Hospital, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wicked Elf Beer.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie tour planner.

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and then view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Newcastle.
Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites · Adventure
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and then see majestic marine mammals with CoastXP.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Newcastle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Byron Bay to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Byron Bay, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Newcastle, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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