31 days in New South Wales Itinerary

31 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Pokolbin
— 3 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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Broken Hill
— 3 nights
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Dubbo
— 1 night
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Mudgee
— 3 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights

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Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pokolbin: Wine D Road Tours (in Rosebrook) and Chapman Valley Horse Riding (in Howes Valley). The adventure continues: soar above the sights with Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, do a tasting at Briar Ridge Vineyard, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip planner.

Sydney to Pokolbin is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, Pokolbin is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours ©
Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours
Wine D Road Tours ©
Wine D Road Tours
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises (in Forster), Whitewashed Gallery (in Hallidays Point) and Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc. (in Taree). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain, and relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie day trip planning app.

You can drive from Pokolbin to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Pokolbin in October, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding ©
Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

4
nights
Byron Bay

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Yamba (Turners Beach & Yamba Kayak). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Craig Parry Photography, and stop by Jules Hunt Studio Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay day trip app.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Yamba Kayak ©
Yamba Kayak
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Byron Bay Ballooning ©
Byron Bay Ballooning

3
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Get out of town with these interesting Broken Hill side-trips: Silverton (Day Dream Mine & Mundi Mundi Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, and don't miss a visit to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Broken Hill takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Broken Hill, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum ©

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol and then get to know the resident critters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dubbo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Dubbo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dubbo, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mudgee.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol

3
nights
Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Southern Cross Kayaking (in Wollemi National Park) and De Beaurepaire Wines (in Rylstone). And it doesn't end there: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, do a tasting at Lowe Wines, see the interesting displays at Gulgong Pioneers Museum, and identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mudgee travel route planning website.

You can drive from Dubbo to Mudgee in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Gulgong Pioneers Museum ©
Gulgong Pioneers Museum

6
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mayfield Garden (in Oberon), Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Faulconbridge (Faulconbridge Cemetery & Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum). There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba travel planner.

Getting from Mudgee to Katoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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