10 days in North Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

10 days in North Coast of New South Wales Itinerary

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Fly
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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South West Rocks
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Forster
— 1 night
Drive
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Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive

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Byron Bay

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.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Byron Bay is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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South West Rocks

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Maritime Museum South West Rocks, visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Trial Bay Gaol, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Horsehoe Bay Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South West Rocks trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to South West Rocks takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Byron Bay in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South West Rocks: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Coastal walk, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain, and then explore the activities along Hastings River.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie route builder website.

You can drive from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. While traveling from South West Rocks, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Forster.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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1
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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises, kick back and relax at Forster Main Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Rocks.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Forster trip builder app.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Forster in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in November, you will find days in Forster are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Forster

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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3
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Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay) and Nelson Bay (Gan Gan Lookout & Dolphin Swim Australia). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, get outside with School of Yak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Newcastle trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Forster to Newcastle takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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