7 days in Taree, South West Rocks & Port Macquarie Itinerary

7 days in Taree, South West Rocks & Port Macquarie Itinerary

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7 days in Taree, South West Rocks & Port Macquarie Itinerary

Start: Coffs Harbour
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Taree
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
South West Rocks
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
South West Rocks
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Coffs Harbour

1
night
Taree

Taree ©
Taree is a town on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Apex Lookout, then get lost in a book at Manning Valley Libraries, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tuncurry Rock Pool, and finally get great views at Bennetts Head Lookout. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc., then enjoy the sand and surf at Forster Main Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Hawke Lookout.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taree driving holiday tool .

Coffs Harbour to Taree is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Taree

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Forster, Tuncurry Rock Pool
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Tuncurry Rock Pool ©
Tuncurry Rock Pool
Forster Main Beach ©
Forster Main Beach
Cape Hawke Lookout ©
Cape Hawke Lookout

2
nights
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Arakoon National Park and then visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scotts Head Beach, don't miss a visit to V-Wall, and then steep yourself in history at German Monument.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South West Rocks trip planner .

You can drive from Taree to South West Rocks in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

V-Wall, Scotts Head Beach
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Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
V-Wall ©
V-Wall

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then hike along Coastal walk, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie road trip planning site .

You can drive from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. When traveling from South West Rocks in January, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Brother Mountain
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum South West Rocks, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol, and finally enjoy the sea views from Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our South West Rocks trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for a bit warmer days in South West Rocks, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Scuba & Snorkeling
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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