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Brisbane to Sydney Drive

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Sydney to Brisbane, Brisbane to Sydney Drive

Distance: 1,310 km | 10 hrs

15 Day Tour

The north coast of NSW is a magical place of lush river valleys, coastal villages, dramatic coastlines, wide sweeping beaches, and the ever-present sparkling blue Pacific Ocean. If you hire a campervan from Sydney and drop it off in Brisbane (or the other way around) it won’t cost you any one-way fees with Camperman. 

If this itinerary is heading the wrong way, keep scrolling.

Brisbane to Sydney Itinerary

Day 1: Brisbane - Gold Coast (via Springbrook and Lamington National Parks) - 215 km | 4 h
Day 2-5: Gold Coast - Byron Bay - 200 km | 3 h 15 m
Day 6-8: Byron Bay - Dorrigo National Park - 373 km | 4 h
Day 9-11: Dorrigo National Park - Myall Lakes - 362 km | 4 h 20 m
Day 12 & 13: Myall Lakes - Hunter Valley - 242 km | 3.5 hrs 
Day 14 & 15: Hunter Valley - Sydney - 165 km or 388 km | 3 - 5 hrs
Optional 2 days: Blue Mountains and Wollemi National Parks - 388 km | 5 h 45 m

Sydney to Brisbane Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Sydney to the Hunter Valley - 165 km or 388 km | 3 hrs
Optional 2 days: Blue Mountains and Wollemi National Parks - 388 km | 5 h 45 m 
Day 4 & 5: Hunter Valley to Myall Lakes - 242 km | 3.5 hrs 
Day 6 - 8: Myall Lakes to Dorrigo National Park - 362 km | 4 h 20 m
Day 8 - 10: Dorrigo National Park to Byron Bay - 373 km | 4 h 
Day 10 - 13: Byron Bay to the Gold Coast - 200 km | 3 h 15 m 
Day 14 & 15:  Gold Coast to Brisbane (via Springbrook and Lamington National Parks) - 215 km | 4 h


Sydney to Hunter Valley
You have to routes to choose from. Go via the Blue Mountains for some superb mountain hikes, charming little towns and Aboriginal cave paintings, glow worms and rock climbing in Wollemi. Take the coastal route (which is quicker) for coastal wilderness hikes in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Brisbane Water National Park and the spectacular coastal walk in the Bouddi National Park/. 
Port Stephens and Myall Lakes
Newcastle history, animal parks, beaches. Port Stephens is a tapestry of inlets, beaches and lakes perfect for Stand up Paddleboarding and other watersports. The string of townships are great for wining and dining. Myall Lakes also abounds with water but with more wilderness and camping options because most of it is protected within the Myall Lakes National Park. Camp here for a while to really explore.
Bellingen and Dorrigo National Park
Explore the fertile green valley of Bellingen on one of the scenic drives, swim in the Never Never River, then explore ancient rainforests shrouded in mist and walk beneath towering tree ferns in Dorrigo National Park. Camp in the cute seaside town of Sawtell.
Coffs Harbor and Byron Bay
There is a lot to do in Coffs Harbor from wildlife encounters to tree tops walks over the rainforest and lazing on beaches. In late September and early November the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom in Grafton, which is definitely worth stopping for. Byron Bay is a hippie surf mecca with a lighthouse walk, thriving arts scene, live music, vegetarian food and markets. 
Mount Warning and Nimbin
From Byron Bay detour inland to visit the rainbow town of Nimbin, Minyon Falls, climb Mount Warning and extinct volcano for amazing views, go stand up paddleboarding down Cudgen Creek before arriving at the Gold Coast.

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The Sydney to Brisbane drive is just one of many iconic Australian road trips. For more ideas visit our Australia Road Trips page.

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