Get Inspired / Sydney / Regional New South Wales The Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route, Australia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Sydney / Regional New South Wales The Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route, Australia story by: Inspire Sydney & Surrounds Heading north from Sydney along the Pacific Ocean coastline to Tweed Heads, this scenic drive takes you through some of the most striking landscapes in NSW. An almost continuous line of surf beaches, national parks and a hinterland of rolling green hills and friendly villages make this a great drive. There are plenty of attractions, adventures and fun along the way. Day 1: Sydney – Port Stephens Head off to The Entrance, one of the prettiest towns on the Central Coast. If you happen to be there on time, check out the famous pelican feeding, held at 3:30pm each day. Then travel through Newcastle on your way to Port Stephens, known for its great dolphin and whale watching opportunities (seasonal). Walk to the top of the headland for some incredible photos of the bay. Day 2: Nelson Bay – South West Rocks Make your way to historic Port Macquarie and stop for a seaside lunch break and walk along the breakwater or stroll along the stunning Town Beach or Lighthouse Beach. South West Rocks is just an hour from here and is a sleepy coastal retreat at its barefoot best. Day 3: South West Rocks – Coffs Harbour Visit Dorrigo National Park before making your way back to the coast to vibrant Coffs Harbour. The coast that sweeps north and south along the Coffs Coast has amazing beaches to suit all tastes – sandy bottomed point breaks, protected coves and harbours. Day 4: Coffs Harbour – Byron Bay Make your way to riverside Grafton, famous for its jacaranda trees, and take a walk through the historic streets. If you need to make a pit spot, Ballina is a great choice with plenty of stylish cafes lining the streets. Drive inland to Lismore, home to more artists and buskers per capita than anywhere else in Australia! Kyogle, 30 minutes away is a pretty place surrounded by rainforest and with two heritage-listed national parks nearby. Once you arrive in Byron Bay you can relax at the beach or if you’re feeling energetic take a walk to the Byron Bay Lighthouse – Australia’s most easterly point – for amazing views. Highlights worth seeing along the way DORRIGO SKYWALK – Look down on the canopy from the stunning Skywalk boardwalk 70 metres in the air. POINT NEPEAN – This is one of the best vantage points on the coast to view the migrating whales and the views from Smoky Cape are sensational. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 5 of Sydney's best markets Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Go sand surfing in Port Stephens, like NOW Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.