7 days in North Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

7 days in North Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Coast of New South Wales journey planner

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Port Macquarie
— 1 day
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Newcastle
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koala Hospital, and then trek along Coastal walk.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie road trip planning site.

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 1st (Mon), head off the coast to Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, and then stroll through Coffs Harbour Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip planner.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip planner.

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Newcastle.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Historic Sites
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Newcastle

— 2 nights
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 5th (Fri): stroll through Tomaree Head, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get a dose of the wild on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Scratchley and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Newcastle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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