42 days in New South Wales Itinerary

42 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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42 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Merimbula
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
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 Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay (in Tanilba Bay), Nelson Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Fly Point) and MacKenzie Reserve (in Budgewoi). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Tomaree National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, don't miss a visit to Watt Street Wharf, stroll through Nobbys Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Barry Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Newcastle journey maker tool .

Brisbane to Newcastle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Newcastle, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Fingal Bay, MacKenzie Reserve, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay ©
Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blackheath). On the 26th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Old Ford Reserve, do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Katoomba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Faulconbridge
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Dryridge Estate ©
Dryridge Estate

9
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Visit Manly Beach and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Bouddi National Park (in Killcare) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip app .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bouddi National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Visit Short Point Recreation Reserve and Camel Rock for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Narooma (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Montague Island) and Ben Boyd National Park (in Wonboyn). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tathra Beach, kick back and relax at Pambula Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Merimbula day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Merimbula in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Merimbula hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Narooma, Tathra, Panboola Wetlands, Pambula Beach, Camel Rock
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:
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Tathra Beach ©
Tathra Beach
Camel Rock ©
Camel Rock
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach National Park and Callala Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Rip Curl Ulladulla (in Ulladulla), Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets (in Burrill Lake) and Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area (in Kangaroo Valley). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Morton National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Moona Moona Creek, enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Conjola National Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jervis Bay online holiday planner .

Take a bus from Merimbula to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. March in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach, Conjola National Park, Bass Point Reserve, Morton National Park
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:
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Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Conjola National Park ©
Conjola National Park

4
nights
Forster

Forster ©
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. We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach and Seal Rocks. Venture out of the city with trips to Wingham (Not A Cafe, Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve, & more), Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar) and Cattai Wetlands (in Coopernook). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Booti Booti National Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Coastal Brewing Co, kick back and relax at Elizabeth Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Colin Wren Oysters.

Plan trip to Forster with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Jervis Bay to Forster takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March in Forster, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wingham, Cellito Beach, Saltwater National Park, Cattai Wetlands, Colin Wren Oysters
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
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Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Cattai Wetlands ©
Cattai Wetlands

5
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yarriabini National Park and Scotts Head Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in South West Rocks), Crescent Head Lookout (in Kempsey) and Hat Head National Park (in Hat Head). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Googik heritage Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

You can drive from Forster to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Forster in March, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Crescent Head Lookout, Scotts Head Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hat Head National Park, Yarriabini National Park
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Scotts Head Beach ©
Scotts Head Beach
Yarriabini National Park ©
Yarriabini National Park

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