56 days in New South Wales Itinerary

56 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
— 6 nights
Fly
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Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 6 nights
Drive
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Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive
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Mudgee
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dubbo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Broken Hill
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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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.
Take a break from Byron Bay with a short trip to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay tour builder tool.

Exeter, UK to Byron Bay is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Exeter to Byron Bay, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Coffs Harbour.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 12:

Coffs Harbour — 5 nights

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Venture out of the city with trips to V-Wall (in Nambucca Heads), Yuraygir National Park (in Grafton) and Emerald Beach (in Emerald Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Urunga Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and do sightseeing your way with Bellingen Kombi Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour travel planner.

You can fly from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 6 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Amaroo Cruises (in Forster), Great Lakes Museum (in Tuncurry) and South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol & Smoky Cape Lighthouse). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Macleay River Historical Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:

Newcastle — 5 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Wine D Road Tours (in Rosebrook), Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay) and Pokolbin (Helicopter Tours, Harkham Wines, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, get great views at Nobbys Head, indulge in some personalized pampering at Bhutra Thai Massage & Thai Spa, and let the kids burn off some steam at Blackbutt Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Newcastle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Newcastle, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 7 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, admire the natural beauty at Gory'u Japanese Gardens, delve into the lush surroundings at Perry's Lookdown, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Newcastle to Katoomba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mudgee.
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Mudgee — 6 nights

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Mudgee is known for wineries, breweries & distilleries, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Pieter van Gent Winery & Vineyard, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mudgee road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Mudgee in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mudgee when traveling from Katoomba in October, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dubbo.
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Dubbo — 4 nights

Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubbo side-trips: CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope (in Parkes), Nyngan Museum (in Nyngan) and 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition (in Yeoval). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, admire the striking features of Dundullimal Homestead, take an in-depth tour of Orange Regional Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Parrot Distilling Co.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubbo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Mudgee to Dubbo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dubbo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Broken Hill.
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Broken Hill — 5 nights

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Get out of town with these interesting Broken Hill side-trips: Silverton (Mundi Mundi Lookout & Day Dream Mine). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at School of the Air, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Broken Hill planning website.

Getting from Dubbo to Broken Hill by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubbo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Broken Hill, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 9 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Broken Hill in October since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 29:

New South Wales travel guide

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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.
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