2-Week Australia Highway Journey from Sydney to Byron Bay — Discovering NSW’s Legendary Pacific Coast

2-Week Australia Highway Journey from Sydney to Byron Bay — Discovering NSW’s Legendary Pacific Coast

Kick-off an thrilling two-week street journey from Sydney to the Central Coast, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, and the gem of all coastal gems: Byron Bay. Fly to Sydney from S$179 through Scoot! Extra particulars under. For those who’ve seen our earlier New South Wales (NSW) street journey itineraries, you’d know that there’s loads

Kick-off an thrilling two-week street journey from Sydney to the Central Coast, Port Stephens, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, and the gem of all coastal gems: Byron Bay. Fly to Sydney from S$179 through Scoot! Extra particulars under.

Aerial view of cape byron lighthouse - Byron Bay Guide

For those who’ve seen our earlier New South Wales (NSW) street journey itineraries, you’d know that there’s loads to do and we’ve gotten fairly cosy with the coast! We’ve finished two separate drives from Sydney down south to Eden, and one other from Sydney to Port Stephens, a bit additional north. This time we determined to finish our NSW coastal journey by travelling from Sydney all the way in which to the border of Queensland, making an epic cease in beautiful Byron Bay!

Byron Bay Main Beach - Australia Road Trip
Essential Seaside, Byron Bay

Byron Bay is 770km from Sydney and sometimes recognized as a surfers’ paradise. However despite the fact that none of us can handle driving an honest wave, not to mention rock the #surfergal vibe, our latest journey to Byron left our hearts so full it truly ached to say goodbye.

From browsing the skies in a helicopter to snorkelling with sea turtles and docile sharks, it’s really easy to fall in love with this place. We cherished the place a lot we did a separate Byron Bay Information, so test that out!

This fascinating coastal city simply an hour’s drive shy of Gold Coast Airport is shortly gaining in reputation, particularly amongst backpackers. Discover out what’s the hype on this two-week Sydney to Byron Bay street journey itinerary!

Pre-Journey Necessities

Airport Switch: Taxis in Australia are costly! Guide these reasonably priced shared switch providers as a substitute that will take you on to your lodging.

Connectivity: Vodafone and Optus cubicles might be discovered proper outdoors the Sydney Airport arrival corridor. We received a 4G knowledge bundle (35GB) from Optus for AU$30.

Day 1 – 2: Sydney Metropolis

Getting round: Sydney’s public transport system is an environment friendly and handy strategy to get across the metropolis. Get an Opal card from any comfort retailer and prime up credit to journey on NSW’s trains, buses, ferries, and lightweight rail.

*Professional-tip: Make full use of the Opal card on Sundays when transportation charges are capped at AU$2.70.

Pancakes on the Rocks

Pancakes on the rock sydney crepe - Australia Road Trip

Get your pancake repair on the most raved pancake joint in Sydney, Pancakes on the Rocks. It’s a troublesome alternative between their savoury crepes and standard dessert-like pancakes, however no matter you determine will certainly preserve your tummy glad for the following six hours.

Value: ~AU$15
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Tackle: Four Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Alternative Sydney Travel Guide

After a hearty breakfast, stroll throughout the Sydney Harbour Bridge — certainly one of NSW’s hottest sights. Cease alongside the bridge for a picture op with the push of visitors behind you on one aspect, and a backdrop of the long-lasting Sydney Opera Home on the opposite.

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night - Australia Road Trip
The Sydney Harbour Bridge at night time throughout Vivid Sydney – the pageant of sunshine, music and concepts which takes place from late-Might to mid-June yearly. Photograph credit score: bouncedphoton.com

The Grounds of Alexandria

Grounds of Alexandria - Australia Road Trip

Constructed on what was previously an industrial precinct, the Grounds of Alexandria has grown to incorporate a restaurant, restaurant and bar, bakery & patisserie, backyard, animal farm, florist, weekend markets, an offsite espresso roaster, and extra.

Whether or not you’re in search of a pleasant cafe to have breakfast or a chill dinner venue with a botanical atmosphere, The Grounds has received you coated.

Value: Lunch mains from AU$22 (at The Cafe)
Opening Hours: 7AM – 9PM, closes 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays, opens 7:30AM on weekends and PHs
Tackle: 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney fish market - Australia Road Trip

As the most important working fish market within the Southern Hemisphere, it’s no surprise the Sydney Fish Market has earned the title “Australia’s Home of Seafood”. It’s crawling with heaps of seafood eating places, you’ll end up at a loss deciding the place to eat for lunch!

Oysters at Sydney Fish Market - Australia Road Trip

One standard sort of seafood that you need to strive is the Sydney Rock Oyster, a species that’s endemic to Australia and New Zealand. The creamy texture of this shellfish is what retains guests coming again for extra!

Opening Hours: 7AM – 4PM
Tackle: Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia

Luna Park Sydney

Luna Park Sydney - Australia Road Trip
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Previous however gold. Since 1935, Luna Park Sydney has been town’s most iconic amusement centre for each kids and adults alike. Luna Park is a far cry from Six Flags or Common Studios, however its distinctive old-school arrange proper on the harbour will fill you with shock, delight and terror.

Luna Park amusement park - Australia Road Trip

Entrance Price: Free! However you should buy a Three Video games Go for AU$12.50, or Twilight Saver Go for AUS35 and get limitless rides after 6PM.
Opening Hours: Hours differ by the season (Consult with their web site to plan your go to)
Tackle: 1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Level NSW 2061, Australia

Day 3: Sydney to Central Coast 

Car Group Shot - Australia Road Trip Guide your rental automotive through Scoot (sure they do that too) earlier than your getaway for a fuss-free street journey. They search and evaluate costs between greater than 900 corporations in 60,000 places (together with all the key automotive rental manufacturers), so that you’re sure to seek out one thing appropriate!

What’s left is to easily choose it as much as formally start your street journey! First cease, the sandstone cliffs at Bouddi Nationwide Park.

Bouddi Nationwide Park

Bouddi National Park Coastal Walk - Australia Road Trip-2
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90 minutes from Sydney, Bouddi Nationwide Park is residence to a number of coastal and inland bushwalking tracks. End up surrounded by the distinct panorama of sandstone cliffs, charming coastal passages (together with lengthy remoted seashores), and vibrant bushland.

Bouddi National Park Coastal Walk - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

There are a number of trails to select from, starting from one to 4 hours.

Park Entrance Charges: $8/automobile within the Putty Seaside precinct. The park has coin-operated pay and show machines.
Opening Hours: 24 hours

Treetops Zip-lining

Treetops xtreme rider - Australia Road Trip

Subsequent up, expertise the life of contemporary Tarzan as you zip down the world’s longest rollercoaster zip-line at Treetops. The Treetop Loopy Rider options 4 360° loops, and a much bigger 540° loop with two drops.

Treetop Networld - Australia Road Trip
Stroll amongst the treetops with Treetop NetWorld. Photograph credit score: theherald.com.au

With different thrilling challenges just like the trapeze, tightrope, in addition to their newest addition, Treetop NetWorld — a netted playground excessive up within the bushes, there’s no method you’re leaving with out having time!

With Treetops staff at central coast - Australia Road Trip

Carry alongside a GoPro to document your thrilling adventures with or rent one from Treetops at AU$25.

Value: Begins from AU$39
Opening Hours: 10AM – 4PM (weekdays), 9AM – 4:30PM (weekends)
Tackle: Ourimbah State Forest, 1 Crimson Hill Rd (cnr Yarramalong Rd), Wyong Creek NSW 2259, Australia

Glenworth Valley Outside Adventures

Glenworth Valley Camping - Australia Road Trip
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Over at Glenworth’s, there are numerous out of doors actions to maintain you occupied, from tenting to horse-riding, to quad-biking and even laser skirmish — an outside model of laser tag, a staff fight simulation sport.

Glenworth Valley running of horses - Australia Road Trip

Each night at round 4:30PM, all 200 horses are launched from the horse-riding yards for the long-lasting show — Operating of the Horses. Verify with the workers on obligation as the placement and time varies.

Value: AU$95/pax for 2 hours
Horse-ride Timings: 10AM and 2PM (weekdays), 9AM, 11AM and 2PM (weekends)
Tackle: 
69 Cooks Highway, Glenworth Valley, NSW 2250, Australia

The Entrance Weekend Market

The Entrance Farmers market central coast - Australia Road Trip

Take a look at the Entrance Weekend Market on Saturday for some cosy vibes and hand-made merchandise. For those who’re staying on the Oaks Waterfront Resort, the market is only a few minutes away.

Opening Hours: 9AM – 2PM on Saturdays
Tackle: 
Marine Parade, The Entrance NSW 2261, Australia

Pelican Feeding at The Entrance Waterfront

Pelican Feeding - Australia Road Trip
The Pelican Feed: probably the most standard sights on the Central Coast. Photograph credit score: visitnsw.com

What began out over 30 years in the past by workers of a neighborhood fish store as an informal effort of feeding scraps to the pelicans, has developed right into a each day affair that pulls the lots. At present, the pelicans are fed entire recent fish, making it a spectacle for guests 365 days of the 12 months.

Feeding Hours: 3:30PM – 3:45PM

Go to NSW’s Lengthy(est) Jetty

Long Jetty - Australia Road Trip
At 351m, Lengthy Jetty is actually the longest jetty in NSW. Photograph credit score: tonynewby.com.au

Inside strolling distance from The Entrance, Lengthy Jetty is aptly named because it comprises three of NSW’s longest jetties spreading out into Tuggerah Lake — Parrys Jetty, Walkins Jetty and Lengthy Jetty.

Long Jetty town - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: icentralcoast.com

Stroll by means of this vibrant city flushed with classic and secondhand outlets and maybe take residence a memento or two!

Long Jetty shops - Australia Road Trip
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Day 4 – 5: Central Coast to Newcastle

Skydiving in Newcastle

Skydive Newcastle - Australia Road Trip

Conquer your worry of heights in one of the best ways potential and get photos for keepsakes!

Value: S$384/pax (weekday), S$434/pax (weekend)
Opening Hours: 7AM – 9PM
Tackle: Lake Macquarie Airport, 864 Pacific Freeway, Marks Level, NSW, Australia

Sundown at Caves Seaside

Caves Beach - Australia Road Trip
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Caves Seaside is a well-liked spot for households that’s outfitted with BBQ and picnic services. Head over at low tide to discover the well-known labyrinth of caves on the southern finish of the seaside.

Parking: There’s a automotive park simply off Caves Seaside Highway, south of the Surf Membership.

Swim within the Oldest Ocean Pool on the East Coast

Bogey Hole - Australia Road Trip
The Bogey Gap. Photograph credit score: australiaswims.com.au

Soar into the oldest ocean pool on the east coast of Australia with views overlooking the Newcastle shoreline. Linked through King Edward Park, the Bogey Gap is a well-liked spot for each locals and guests alike.

The best way to get there: Stroll 250m down a number of flights of stairs from York Drive automotive park in King Edward Park.

Darby Avenue Precinct

Darby Street Precinct - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: visitnewcastle.com.au

The Darby Avenue Precinct is an artsy district overflowing with hipster vibes. Over 20 cafes line the streets amongst different specialty boutiques and trendy bars. Whether or not you’re right here for a morning cuppa or as an evening owl trying to have drinks along with your mates, there’s one thing for you.

Dolphin & Whale-Watching Cruises in Port Stephens

dolphins at port stephens - NSW Australia Road Trip Itinerary
We noticed some dolphins!

Port Stephens is residence to about 90 bottlenose dolphins. Meaning which you could spot them nearly any time of the 12 months! For those who’re visiting through the autumn – spring months (late-Might – Nov), hop on a whale-sighting trip on a speedboat to see the migrating humpback whales.

We have been so excited to see some fur seals on the Cabbage Rocks, as they’re mentioned to solely be round through the whale-sighting season.

Fur seals on whale-watching cruie Port Stephens - Australia Road Trip

Three-Hour Whale & Dolphin Watch
Value: 
AU$136/pax (prior reserving required)
Tour Timings: 10:30AM and 2PM
Tackle: Teramby Highway, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315, Australia

Tomaree Head Dawn Hike

Sunrise at tomaree head - Australia Road Trip

Begin your day at pre-dawn with a 20-minute stroll up the Tomaree Head Summit to catch the dawn over Shoal Bay. Maintain a lookout for the whales as they’ll catch you without warning, as they did us!

Tackle: 

*Professional-tip: Boat Harbour is one other space in Port Stephens the place you’ll get many sightings of Humpback and Southern Proper Whales throughout migration season between late-Might to mid-Nov!

Quad Biking on Stockton Sand Dunes

Sand dune adventures Port Stephens - Australia Road Trip

No journey to Port Stephens is full with out a go to to the Stockton Sand Dunes, the largest shifting coastal dunes within the Southern Hemisphere. We signed up for a roaring 1.5-hour session with Sand Dune Adventures. What higher strategy to maximise the enjoyable in your desert expertise than with a neat set of wheels?

Value: AU$135/pax
Opening Hours: 
9AM – 4PM
Tackle: 
2163 Nelson Bay Rd, Williamtown NSW 2318, Australia

Day 6 – 7: Port Stephens to Port Macquarie

Social Grounds Cafe

Social Grounds Cafe - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: portmacquarieinfo.com.au

Seize breakfast at probably the most raved cafes in Port Macquarie, the Social Grounds Cafe. This stylish cafe is thought for its fragrant espresso and generously-portioned meals.

Tackle: 1/151 Gordon St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
Opening Hours: 6AM – 2:30PM, closes 12PM weekends, opens 7AM on Sundays

Koala Hospital

Koala Hospital Koala piggyback - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: visitnsw.com

The Koala Hospital is a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility run by the Koala Preservation Society and about 200 volunteers.

Koala Feeding - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: koalahospital.org.au

The rehabilitation yard can home as much as 100 koalas, and it’s additionally the place guests can observe the restoration, care and feeding of our furry buddies. Be a part of the volunteer-guided excursions held each day at 3PM, and watch the lovable koalas be fed!

Entrance Price: Free
Opening Hours: 8AM – 4:30PM
Tackle: Lord St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia

Port Macquarie Coastal Stroll

Port Macquarie Coastal Walk - Australia Road Trip-3
Photograph credit score: portmacquarieinfo.com.au

This 9km coastal stroll takes you thru three totally different seashores — City Seaside, Flynns Seaside, and Shelly Seaside. Look out for historic landmarks alongside this scenic route that stretches from Westport to Tacking Level.

Port Macquarie Coastal Walk Breakwall - Australia Road Trip
Vibrantly embellished rocks lining the coastal breakwall. Photograph credit score: brettwoodphotos.com

Black Duck Brewery

Black Duck Brewery - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: portmacquarieinfo.com

Head on all the way down to Black Duck Brewery for a style of native beer that’s brewed onsite. to be taught extra in regards to the brewery? Tour are carried out at 2PM from Wednesdays to Saturdays.

Opening Hours: 12PM – 6PM (Wed – Thu), closes 8PM on Fridays
1PM – 5PM (Sat), closed from Sundays to Tuesdays
Tackle:
 6 Acacia Ave, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia

LV’s On Clarence 

LV's On Clarence - Australia Road Trip
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One other standard place with wonderful espresso and meals is LV’s On Clarence. With an intensive menu that caters to most dietary wants, this cafe additionally makes use of substances sourced immediately from their farm. It’s no surprise it’s such a hotspot among the many locals!

LV's On Clarence food - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: departmentofwandering.com

Value: Mains from AU$16
Opening Hours: 7AM – 2PM, closes 12PM on weekends
Tackle: 1/74 Clarence St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia

Port Macquarie Camel Safaris

Port Macquarie Camel Safari - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: portmacquarieinfo.com.au

As compared with the fast-paced society we stay in, the Port Macquarie Camels are a standout; a mild trip atop certainly one of these docile creatures strolling alongside golden-sand seashores will momentarily take away you from the drudgery of contemporary life. They don’t take bookings, so chope your camels fast! Do be aware they solely take money fee.

Value: AU$40
Opening Hours: 9:30AM – 1PM (Solar – Fri), 9AM – 2PM (throughout PHs), closed on Saturdays
Assembly Level: Lighthouse Seaside alongside Matthew Flinders Drive, one kilometre south of the Tacking Level Surf Membership

Bago Vineyards

Bago Maze aerial view - Australia Road Trip
It’s each Maze Runner fan’s dream! Photograph credit score: visitnsw.com

The Bago Vineyards is ideal for the younger at coronary heart. Take pleasure in a breezy afternoon sipping a glass of superb wine, or get misplaced in NSW’s largest hedge maze as you weave your method by means of 2km of nothing however 2m-tall shrubs round you and blue skies above!

Bago Maze - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: portmacquarieinfo.com

Entrance Price: AU$12
Opening Hours: 9AM – 5PM (final admission to maze is at 4PM)
Tackle: Milligans Rd, Wauchope NSW 2446, Australia

Day 8 – 10: Urunga & Coffs Harbour

The Honey Place 

The Honey Place - Australia Road Trip
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The sweetest place on the mid-north coast of NSW has received to be The Honey Place. Rise up near the bees by means of a glass show hive, be taught in regards to the native Australian non-stinging bee, and pattern many types of honey together with their mouth-watering and award-winning scones!

Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 5PM (Mon – Fri), closes 4PM on weekends, opens 10AM on Sundays
Tackle: 4049 Giinagay Manner, Urunga NSW 2455, Australia

City Espresso Lounge

Urban Espresso Lounge - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: urbanespressolounge.com.au

The meals on the City Espresso Lounge menu simply seems to be so good. As one of many extra standard cafes within the space, you may count on it to be crowded at meal occasions. Come early or keep away from the height hour in case you can!

Urban Espresso Lounge Triple Stacked Pancakes - Australia Road Trip
Triple stacked pancakes with banana, bacon, and maple syrup (AU$16.50). Photograph credit score: urbanespressolounge.com.au

Value: Pancakes from AU$15.50
Opening Hours: 7AM – 3.30PM
Tackle: 382 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

Dorrigo Nationwide Park

Dorrigo National Park Dangar Falls - Australia Road Trip
Dangar Falls. Photograph credit score: trover.com

Dorrigo Nationwide Park is a World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest. Along with the opposite nature reserves from Newcastle to Brisbane, they type probably the most in depth space of subtropical rainforest on the earth.

Dorrigo National Park - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Anticipate breathtaking waterfalls, panoramic views of the Rosewood rainforest basin from a 70m timber boardwalk, serene picnic spots amidst lush greenery, and loads of bird-watching.

Entrance Price: A gold coin donation might be both an AU$1 or AU$2 coin
Opening Hours: 9AM – 4:30AM
Tackle: Lyrebird Hyperlink, Dorrigo Mountain NSW 2453, Australia

The Large Banana Enjoyable Park

The Big Banana - Australia Road Trip
You’re assured to have a bunch of enjoyable! Photograph credit score: en.tripadvisor.com.hk

Don’t miss out on the likes of The Large Banana, not after it’s been voted the primary factor to do in Coffs Harbour!

The Big Banana Waterpark - Australia Road Trip
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It’s the most important waterpark between Sydney and Gold Coast, and boasts the most important large slide in the entire of Australia!

Value: AU$65
Opening Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30AM
Tackle: 351 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout

Sealy Lookout - Australia Road Trip
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Don’t you simply adore it when you could have an unobstructed view of a mesmerising metropolis at your ft? Simply 10 minutes from the Large Banana, the Sealy Lookout provides spectacular views of Coffs Harbour.

The 22m extension referred to as the Forest Sky Pier tasks farther from the unique lookout, providing guests a extra intimate expertise wanting on the panorama beneath.

Entrance Price: Free
Opening Hours: 8AM – 6PM
Tackle: Sealy Lookout Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

Butterfly Home

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House - Australia Road Trip-2
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Stroll amongst a whole lot of Australian butterflies in an indoor subtropical rainforest setting on the award-winning Coffs Harbour Butterfly Home.

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: Corrie Barklimore

On account of elements equivalent to temperature, gentle and humidity ranges, one of the best time to marvel at these stunning bugs is from 10AM – 2PM when they’re most lively.

Entrance Price: AU$18
Opening Hours: 9AM – 4PM (Tue – Solar)
Tackle: 5 Strouds Rd, Bonville NSW 2450, Australia

Day 11 – 14: Byron Bay & Surrounds

SUP at Brunswick Heads - Australia Road Trip

Tropical Fruit World

Fruit Platter at Tropical Fruit World - Australia Road Trip

From Byron Bay, drive up north to Tropical Fruit World in Kingscliff. This 165-acre fruit farm has over 500 forms of fruits. Hop on the award-winning farm tour and feast your eyes and mouth on these vibrant and juicy treats.

You’ll even get to strive a few of their uncommon fruits such because the Black Sapote, a.okay.a. chocolate pudding fruit once they’re in season. This fruit truly tastes like a chocolate dessert! We additionally tried the Miracle Fruit, and have been shook by the way it remodeled all the things we ate afterward, making it actually candy.

Miracle Fruit - Australia Road Trip
Pop a Miracle Fruit and expertise a heightened sensitivity to sweetness for the following half hour!

Don’t go away with out grabbing a fruit ice cream (AU$6.90) from the store close to the doorway!

Tropical Fruit World Fruit Ice Cream - Australia Road Trip

Value: AU$47 (farm tour)
Opening Hours: 10AM – 4PM
Tackle: 29 Duranbah Rd, Duranbah NSW 2487, Australia

The Farm & Co Kingscliff

Raw Honey from Farm & Co - Australia Road Trip
Uncooked honey (AU$18) from Farm & Co. Photograph credit score: farmandco.com.au

The Farm & Co delight themselves on rising meals with out the usage of dangerous chemical substances and delivering these freshly picked natural produce straight to their buyer’s doorstep.

Sunflowers at Farm & Co - Australia Road Trip
Photograph credit score: @haylsa through Pinterest

Moreover rearing animals and promoting recent produce like common farms, Farm & Co can also be well-known amongst instagrammers!

Entrance Price: AU$5
Opening Hours: 8AM – 4PM, opens at 9AM on weekends
Tackle: 529 Cudgen Rd, Cudgen NSW 2487, Australia

Choux Field

Choux Box - Australia Road Trip

Replenish your power after a day spent exploring Byron’s sights with juicy burgers and candy potato fries at Choux Field!

Choux Box Burger - Australia Road Trip
Home Made Beef Burger + Bacon + Candy Potato Fries (AU$19.50 + $3 + $3)

Value: Mains from AU$15.50
Opening Hours: 6AM – 4PM
Tackle: 94 Marine Parade, Kingscliff NSW 2487, Australia

Catch-A-Crab Tour

Eating crabs on Catch a Crab Tour - Australia Road Trip
Mich and I have been all excited to dig our human claws into these sweet-smelling crab ones!

Calling all seafood lovers: hop on a two-hour boat cruise with Catch A Crab across the Tweed Coast and take a look at your hand at feeding pleasant pelicans, fishing, trapping stay mud crabs, pumping some yabbies, and visiting working oyster farms.

To finish your expertise, go for a tour with lunch! Spend an extra hour on the boat having fun with a delicious seafood platter, fish and chips or perhaps a entire mud crab.

Close up of yabbies - Australia Road Trip
Getting pleasant with child yabbies!
Fishing in the Tweed River - Australia Road Trip
Sherry together with her haul of the day! We launched the fish afterwards 🙂

Value: Excursions begin from AU$70
Tour Timings: 9:30AM, 1PM and 2PM (operates seasonally)
Tackle: 11/17 Birds Bay Dr, West Tweed Heads NSW 2486, Australia

Footbridge Cafe

Footbridge Cafe Exterior - Australia Road Trip

Brunswick Heads is a brief drive from Byron Bay, providing a handful of instagrammable meals haunts equivalent to Footbridge Cafe, with workers that embody wholeheartedly the #surfergal vibe and recent, scrumptious, brunch fare.

Footbridge Cafe Poke Bowl - Byron Bay Guide
Smoked salmon poke bowl (AU$17)

Value: Mains from AU$11
Opening Hours: 6:30AM – 4PM (weekdays), 7AM – 4PM (weekends)
Tackle: 1/14 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483, Australia

Crystal Fort & Shambhala Gardens

Crystal Castle Guardians - Australia Road Trip
The Crystal Guardians might be discovered behind the cafe, conserving watch over your complete sanctuary.

At Crystal Fort and Shambhala Gardens, you may go to the world’s largest crystals, stand between a pair of the world’s tallest geodes (pictured above), and enter what looks as if one other dimension — the Enchanted Cave.

Crystal Castle Dragon's Egg - Australia Road Trip
The Dragon’s Egg — one of many Crystal Fort’s most important sights

This 120 million-year-old Dragon’s Egg has 龙 (lengthy) been considered one of many most important sights of the fortress. You merely can’t miss it!

Entrance Price: AU$32
Opening Hours: 10AM – 5PM
Tackle: 81 Monet Dr, Montecollum NSW 2482, Australia

Get Educated at The Farm

Pig at The Farm - Australia Road Trip
Who dat babe?

Constructed across the ideas of being sustainable, moral and natural, The Farm goals to coach and encourage the neighborhood in comparable methods. Not solely will you achieve a greater understanding of how meals is produced, you’ll additionally get to come back up near some furry farm buddies! Fancy assembly a Scottish Highlander cow?

To be taught extra, you may both guide a one-hour tour across the farm, or seize a map from the doorway and embark on a self-guided tour.

Piglet at The Farm - Australia Road Trip
This piglet doesn’t know what’s coming.

Entrance Price: Free! Farm excursions can be found at AU$20
Opening Hours: 7AM – 4PM (Mon – Thu), 7AM – 10PM (Fri – Solar)
Tackle: 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481, Australia

*Professional-tip: Get on the waitlist on the Three Blue Geese restaurant first earlier than exploring The Farm in case you’re planning to have lunch right here. The gang might be fairly overwhelming, particularly throughout college holidays.

Three Blue Geese

Three Blue Ducks - Australia Road Trip

Sit back and dine within the shade at Three Blue Geese after exploring The Farm.

Value: From AU$25
Opening Hours: 7AM – 4PM (Mon – Thu), 7AM – 10PM (Fri – Solar)
Tackle: 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481, Australia

*Professional-tip: Order one thing from the deli as a substitute in case you’re pressed for time. You have to strive the Portuguese egg tart. PS, the benches on the garden make for a reasonably neat lunch spot.

Three Blue Ducks Food - Australia Road Trip
Massive Soba Noodles (AU$14.50) & Portuguese Egg Tart a.okay.a. THE BEST THING EVER (AU$7.50)

Kayak with Dolphins

Aerial view of open water kayaking - Australia Road Trip

Enterprise into an open water kayak journey with Go Sea Kayak, and expertise first-hand what a curler coaster on water seems like. It’s plenty of enjoyable particularly whenever you’re attempting to maintain up with the dolphins as they pop up by your kayak, but it surely’s additionally a complete lot of shag. Main our fleet of kayaks was self-proclaimed Dolphin Whisperer, Dougie.

It’s actually all the way down to luck whether or not you see any dolphins, however you’d be happy to know that in case you don’t, they’ll allow you to do it once more at no cost!

Value: AU$75
Tour Timings: 9:30AM and 2PM
Tackle: 56 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Surf’s Up at Dawn

Surfing - Australia Road Trip

You’ve travelled all this strategy to Australia’s hottest surf city — there’s no method you’re leaving with out driving some waves on the most important seaside. It will probably get a bit chilly earlier than the solar’s up, however belief me, the water gives a heat respite.

Value: AU$65 (two-hour lesson)
Lesson Timings: 9AM and 2PM
Tackle: Cavanbah Arcade, 6/Four Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

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Byron Train - Australia Road Trip

Planning to move north to take a look at Stone & Wooden Brewery? Avoid wasting gas and hop on the Byron Bay Prepare.

Value: AU$4
Prepare Departures: 10AM – 5:15PM (practice schedule right here)
Station Addresses: North Seaside Station — Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
Byron Seaside Station — Shirley St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Horse-Using into the Sundown at Tyagarah Seaside

Horse-riding in the forest - Australia Road Trip

What’s a trip in case you don’t make a brand new buddy (animals included)? Embrace the country attraction of nature with Zephyr Horses (AU$129) by means of a scenic forest path and arrive on the seaside in probably the most thrilling style — consider it as an amusement park trip that has had life breathed into it.

Horse riding on the beach - Australia Road Trip
Mich and I having fun with ourselves with Ziggy (left) and Ranger

Forest to Seaside Tour (Sundown)
Value:
 AU$129
Tour Timing: 3:30PM (Mon – Fri), closed on weekends (as they neigh-ed their relaxation)
Tackle: 144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, NSW 2481, Australia

Treehouse on Belongil

Treehouse at Belongil Interior - Australia Road Trip

Dine on the retro hotspot of Treehouse on Belongil in Byron Bay for probably the most scrumptious portobello street pizza (AU$25).

Portobello Road Pizza at Treehouse at Belongil - Australia Road Trip
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Value: Mains from AU$24
Opening Hours: 7:30AM – 11PM
Tackle: 25 Childe St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

Learn additionally: 13 Causes Why Byron Bay is the Good Seaside Getaway Each NSW Itinerary Ought to Have

Lodging in NSW

Sydney Metropolis — Airbnb in Sydney Central (below S$150/night time for an condominium for 2) or Sydney Central YHA (from S$34/night time)

Central Coast — Oaks Waterfront Resort (from S$208/night time for a two-bedroom loft) or The Entrance Backpackers (from S$33/night time)

Newcastle — Airbnb in Troopers Level (below S$120 for an condominium for 2) or Newcastle Seaside YHA (from S$40/night time)

Port Macquarie — Airbnb in Port Macquarie (below S$100 for an condominium for 2) or Port Macquarie Backpackers (from S$29/night time)

Coffs Harbour — Airbnb in Coffs Harbour (below S$100 for an condominium for 2) or Aussitel Backpackers (from S$27/night time)

Byron Bay — Airbnb in Byron Bay (below S$120 for an condominium for 2) or Cape Byron YHA (from S$26/night time)

Direct Flights from Singapore to Sydney

Meal onboard Scoot - Australia Road Trip

With Sydney being a seven-hour flight away from Singapore, you’ll need to be sure to have probably the most comfy seats at reasonably priced costs. Fortunately, Scoot flies direct to Sydney and we had most spacious (and price range) seats we may think about.

Our flight was comparatively easy, aside from the occasional bump in our seats from the fidgety children sitting behind us (I’m certain you may relate).

*Professional-tip: For those who’re a lightweight sleeper, go for the Scoot-in-Silence part the place children below 12 aren’t allowed!

From now until the 31st of Might 2019, guide your flights from Singapore to Sydney from solely S$179! Now there’s no motive to not go to Sydney. Simply you should definitely journey by the 30 Nov 2019. Guide now!

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