Australia Pacific Coast Road Itinerary

Noosa Head → Sydney

The below itinerary provides a breakdown of our Pacific Coast Road Trip in Australia. It includes the drive time between each location as well as some of the key things to do and see in each area.

Noosa Head

  • Noosa Beach
  • Noosa National Park
  • Sunshine Beach
  • Hell’s gate hike
  • Laguna Lookout

1 hour 51 mins

Brisbane

  • The Story Bridge
  • South Bank
  • Rainforest walk
  • Sea world
  • Botanic Gardens
  • The Wheel of Brisbane
  • Queensland Museum and Science Center
  • Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
  • Man made beach at South Bank Parklands
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1 hour

Gold Coast

  • SkyPoint Observation Deck
  • Coolangatta
  • Burleigh Heads
  • Broadbeach
  • Seaworld
  • Warner Brothers Movie World
  • Dreamland Amusement park
  • Wet’N’Wild Gold Coast
  • Springbook National Park
  • WhiteWater World

1 hour 20 mins

Byron Bay

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse
  • Nimbin (1 hour 15 mins from Byron Bay)
  • Tallow Beach
  • Belongil Beach
  • Clarkes Beach
  • Arakwal National Park
  • Cape Byron Walking track

1 hour 40 mins

Yamba

  • Lighthouse
  • Yamba beach
  • Turners beach
  • Pippi Beach
  • Whiting Beach
  • Bundjalung National Park

1 hour 50 mins

Coff’s Harbour

  • The Big Banana Amusement Park
  • Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
  • Forest Sky Pier
  • Coffs Harbour Beach
  • North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

1 hour 30 mins

Port Macquarie

  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Town Green to Lighthouse Beach Coastal Walk (9km)
  • Tacking Point Lighthouse
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Center (1.3km loop)
  • Port Jet Ocean Blast Thrill Ride
  • The Koala Hospital

2 hours 40 mins

Port Stephens/ Nelson Bay

  • Toboggan Hill Park
  • Gan Gan Lookout
  • Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounter

1 hour

Newcastle

  • Stockton beach
  • Blackbutt Nature Reserve
  • Nobby’s Beach and Nobby’s Beach Lighthouse
  • Fort Scratchley

1 hour

Hunter Valley Region

  • Visit the local vineyards
  • Tomaree National Park

3 hours

Katoomba

  • Scenic World
  • Katoomba Falls

1 hour 30 mins

Sydney

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Bondi Beach
  • Port Jackson
  • Circular Quay
  • The Rocks
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Royal National Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Luna Park Sydney
  • Sydney Zoo
  • Manly Beach
  • Skydiving
  • Darling Harbour

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