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Take the Pacific Coastal Route in your Motorhome

Haven’t yet seen the famous landmarks along the east coast of Australia yet?  Now is your chance to capture some great scenery and good roads all in the comfort of your paradise motorhome. Stop in at the Big Banana at Coffs Harbour or feed the koalas at Macquarie Reserve. Other highlights of the trip include, seeing dolphins at Nelson Bay and relaxing in beautiful Byron Bay.

The trip starting from Sydney and finishing up in Brisbane can take up to 7 days but can be extended at your own choice.

Day 1: Sydney to The Entrance (98kms)

Heading north leaving Sydney your first stop is Ku-ring-gau Chase National Park, this is one of New South Wales most spectacular parks with stunning flowers being seen right through the wildflower season. The Australian Reptile Zoo is another stop along the Pacific Highway if you’re interested in seeing some crocodiles. A little bit further up the coast is The Entrance, a small coastal town where pelicans flock and they get an official feeding each afternoon.

Day 2: The Entrance to Nelson Bay (132kms)

A good stop on the way to Nelson Bay is Newcastle, Australia’s second oldest and sixth largest city. There is a spectacular walk that goes right around the harbor front markets to the five kilometre bather’s way coastal walk. Here you will find some famous beaches like the Merewether and the Blacksmiths. If you love water activities Nelson Bay is the place to fish, snorkel and explore the natural wilderness and long beautiful sand dunes of Stockton beach. Nelson Bay is a great place to see dolphins swim by too.

Day 3: Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie (260kms)       

Take a camel ride along the beach near Port Macquarie and take in your surroundings of the magnificent beaches. If you’re after a taste of convict life the Port Macquarie Museum was built in 1836 by convict bricks and labour. There are also a number of caravan parks around the area to pull up for the night in comfort.

Day 4: Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour (162kms)

If you love Koalas drop into the hospital in Macquarie Nature Reserve, who rescue over 200 koalas a year. Hand feeding is conducted there every morning around 8am. Moving up the coast to Coffs Harbor, home of the Big Banana where entry is free! which is also home to the largest town of banana producers. Stay at the Park Beach Holiday Park with access right onto the beach. 

Day 5: Coffs Harbour to Evans Head (183kms)

Stop in to Yamba on the way to Evans Head, where you will see an amazing small coastal town. Keep going up the coast and arrive in Evans head, great for fishing and relaxing on an uncrowded beach. Head to the Razorback lookout where you can see panoramic views of the area. On a clear day you can look to the north and try to spot the Cape Byron Lighthouse.

Day 6: Evans Head to Byron Bay (85kms)

Continuing along the coast, stop in at Lennox head and swim at the kitten falls. Visit the macadamia castle at Knockrow 15kilometers north of Ballina for all your macadamia nut needs. Watch the sunrise at the Cape Byron lighthouse, then soak up the vibes in the colourful bustling streets with the locals.

Day 7: Byron Bay to Brisbane (165kms)

Pass through tweed heads and Burleigh heads, and back on the highway for the final leg of the trip to Brisbane, feeling relaxed and salty from your pacific coastal adventure.