9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Coonabarabran
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coastal walk and Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton) and South West Rocks (Maritime Museum South West Rocks & Horsehoe Bay Beach). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, contemplate the long history of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie tour itinerary builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Port Macquarie is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Port Macquarie, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, you will find days in Port Macquarie are much colder (20°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

South West Rocks, North Brother Mountain
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Hastings River ©
Hastings River

1
night
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pilliga National Park and then Head underground at Sandstone Caves. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Sculptures in the Scrub Trail, then look and learn at Siding Spring Observatory, and then see the interesting displays at Crystal Kingdom Museum.

Make your Coonabarabran itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Coonabarabran by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, expect nights in Coonabarabran to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sculptures in the Scrub Trail
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Sandstone Caves ©
Sandstone Caves
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory
Crystal Kingdom Museum ©
Crystal Kingdom Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Opal Minded. Step out of Sydney to go to Bilpin and see Bilpin Cider Company, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. On the 1st (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker site .

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Sydney in 6 hours. Traveling from Coonabarabran in October, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Bilpin Cider Company
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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