East Coast Road Trip Itineraries
The East Coast Road Trip actually consists of several smaller road trips joined together and they're all listed below. From Sydney you can travel north via Byron Bay to Brisbane (1,050 km over 5 - 9 days), keep going to Airlie Beach – the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands (a total of 2,170 km over 13 - 21 days), and on to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef (a total of 3,050 km over 21 - 26 days) or you can travel south to Melbourne (1200 km over 5 - 10 days). These segments are listed below. Scroll down to find a map of these road trips.
1,050 km | 5 - 9 days
The coastal drive between Brisbane and Sydney is a magical place of lush river valleys, seaside towns, dramatic coastlines, wide sweeping beaches and the ever-present Pacific Ocean. Highlights include Myall Lakes, the misty rainforests of Dorrigo National Park, the picturesque valley of Bellingen, Hat Head National Park, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Nimbin, the Mount Warning summit climb, and the Gold Coast.
Port Stephens. The Sydney to Brisbane Drive.
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Heart of Reef Shuttles, 48-50 Carlo Drive, Cannonvale, Queensland 4802 Phone: 1800 216 223
490 Nudgee Road, Hendra, Queensland 4011
Phone: 1800 216 223
440 Sheridan Street, Cairns,
Queensland 4870 Phone: 1800 216 223
273 Elizabeth Street, Coburg,
Victoria 3058 Phone: 1800 216 223
23-25 Erskine Rd, Caringbah,
Sydney, NSW 2229 Phone: 1800 216 223