A Road Trip from Sydney to Brisbane
“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”
If you can compare travel to a cake, the road trips are the icing on it. Road trips by their very nature are full of adventure and anticipation. Whether you are a regular traveler or a casual one, road trips are something that is sure to set your adrenaline coursing in excitement. We are no exception and love our road trips. The fact that road trips take you very close to the places you travel through is in itself an exhilarating experience. These trips give one ample opportunity to bask in the glory of nature at a leisurely pace. Road trips are also a lot more educational and give one a totally immersive experience. The local culture, people, and their mores seem suddenly close and you feel as if you are a part of the experience and not a neutral observer.
The world is full of amazing sights and the best way to see them is through a road trip. One of the best countries for road trips is undoubtedly Australia. The great outdoors of this enchanting country beckons travelers to experience the magic of its varied landscapes and revel in their beauty. When it comes to Australia, there are so many road trips that have acquired iconic status and figure on the bucket list of most if not all travelers.
We too have many an Australian Road Trip on our bucket lists like the Great Ocean Road, Sydney to Melbourne and one of the trips that top this is the road trip from Sydney to Brisbane. This road trip spans a distance of approximately 1,000 kilometers and is a drive that takes you along the iconic Pacific Coast. You are serenaded by gorgeous beaches and lush and verdant hills as you pass through quaint and charming towns that seem to have emerged from the pages of a fairy tale book. The drive takes you through some stunning National Parks that are rich in biodiversity.
The first pit stop is Terrigal after a drive of about 1.5 hours where one can feast one’s eyes at the stunning coastline sipping a cup of coffee. For shopping buffs, this is a heaven.
The next destination is Newcastle which has featured in Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel’ list. Newcastle is a beach lover’s paradise with 8 beaches in the vicinity. A great place to have a bite would be in one of the really quirky cafes that dot the area.
The other mesmerizing places that will ensnare you with their magic include the bustling town of Coffs Harbour which again has some great beaches. Coffs Harbour also has a unique miniature model Dutch village called Clog Barn.
The Byron Bay which is one of the most popular places is the easternmost point of the continent. It is a beachside destination popular for its surfing and also its beautiful lighthouse which becomes ethereal during sunrise. Byron Bay is a great place for the spiritually inclined who want to rejuvenate themselves and energize the mind, body, and soul. A session of Yoga on the beach is definitely on the cards.
As you approach Brisbane and peer out of the car window you are sure to wish that the road trip never ends. The blissful experience of the road trip is sure to stay etched in memory for a long, long time.
As this road trip from Sydney to Brisbane would be a journey of a lifetime and we would love to take our time to complete it, we would probably buy a second-hand car to have full freedom to explore without the worries of an expensive rental.
How to get to Sydney
Where to stay
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Have you been on a road trip from Sydney to Brisbane? What was your experience?
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