8 days in South Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in South Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

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8 days in South Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Narooma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Wollongong
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Merimbula online journey planner .

Adelaide to Merimbula is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in May since evenings lows in Merimbula dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Merimbula

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Killer Whale Museum
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Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum

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night
Narooma

Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Pool, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Narooma trip site .

Drive from Merimbula to Narooma in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Narooma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Narooma

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Blue Pool
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool
Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock ©

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Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at The Old Courthouse Museum, putt your heart out at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, and then meet the residents at Mogo Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Batemans Bay road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Narooma to Batemans Bay takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Batemans Bay are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mogo Zoo
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf
The Old Courthouse Museum ©
The Old Courthouse Museum

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sands Walk, and then putt your heart out at Club Husky.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Jervis Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Wollongong.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
White Sands Walk ©
White Sands Walk

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nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wollongong: Kiama (Kiama Blowhole & Kiama Harbour) and Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Wollongong Head Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, and explore and take pictures at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wollongong trip tool .

You can take a bus from Jervis Bay to Wollongong in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Jervis Bay in May, Wollongong is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiama, Minnamurra Falls, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple