8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
3
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, stop by The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 5th (Tue), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and then admire the sheer force of Katoomba Cascades. On your second day here, get great views at The Three Sisters, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Marrangaroo National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, Katoomba is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Marrangaroo National Park, Logan Brae Orchard
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

1
night
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head and then explore the striking landscape of Tomaree National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shoal Bay trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Shoal Bay in 4 hours. May in Shoal Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Tomaree National Park
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Tomaree National Park
Tomaree National Park

1
night
Port Macquarie

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 8th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rocks Ferry Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online journey planner.

Getting from Shoal Bay to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Shoal Bay in May, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocks Ferry Reserve
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie ©

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