42 days in New South Wales Itinerary

42 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales tour planner
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Katoomba
— 5 nights
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Mudgee
— 3 nights
Drive to Dubbo, Fly to Broken Hill
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Broken Hill
— 5 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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South West Rocks
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 3 nights
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Pokolbin
— 7 nights
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Sydney — 6 nights

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get outdoors at Manly Scenic Walkway and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll get in some beach time at Shelly Beach and Bronte Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Palm Beach (Barrenjoey Lighthouse & Palm Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Tamarama Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, walk around Nielsen Park, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Katoomba.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:

Katoomba — 5 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls Lookout and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: trek along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, and browse the different shops at Leura Mall.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Mudgee.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:

Mudgee — 3 nights

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Get some cultural insight at Distillery Tours and Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard. Step off the beaten path and head to SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery and The Drip Gorge. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gulgong Pioneers Museum and learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mudgee trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Katoomba to Mudgee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in April, plan for little chillier nights in Mudgee, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broken Hill.
Wineries · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Broken Hill — 5 nights

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pro Hart Gallery and Broken Hill City Art Gallery. Royal Flying Doctor Service and Day Dream Mine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Line of Lode Miners Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Broken Hill day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mudgee to Broken Hill in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mudgee in April, Broken Hill is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Byron Bay.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:

Byron Bay — 4 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.
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Lennox Head Beach and Belongil Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Minyon Falls in Bangalow (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Sundive Byron Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Byron Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to South West Rocks.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

South West Rocks — 4 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional de Dorrigo and Dangar Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read South West Rocks day trip site.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to South West Rocks takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Port Macquarie — 4 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tacking Point Lighthouse and Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Breakwall Waking Path. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Roto House, look for all kinds of wild species at Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from South West Rocks in April: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nelson Bay.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

Nelson Bay — 3 nights

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve and Fighter World. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomaree Head and Fly Point. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Dolphin Swim Australia, make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Nelson Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nelson Bay, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pokolbin.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Pokolbin — 7 nights

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scarborough Wine Co and Ivanhoe Wines. Get some cultural insight at Wine D Road Tours and Mistletoe Winery. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Hanging Tree Wines.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Pokolbin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 1:

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.