The Big Pacific Coast Road Trip- The Best Way To Start/Close Your Amazing Trip In Australia.

The Big Pacific Coast Road Trip- The Best Way To Start/Close Your Amazing Trip In Australia.

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Welcome to a legendary road trip every Working Holiday Visa goer must experience. From Sydney right to way up the east coast to Cairns, over 3,000km of unforgettable experiences…

This journey is a fantastic and most enjoyable way to see a large amount of the country in a limited time frame and helps to tick Byron Bay and Brisbane off the bucket list on the way. Need an epic close (or beginning) to your time in Oz? This is it!

First Stop Has To Be Sydney

No introduction necessary. Visit the Opera House, Harbour, and Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach before beginning your journey in earnest, heading north to Central Coast.

The Central Coast

This peri-urban location is filled with beautiful beaches and the opportunity to go Pelican feeding free of charge with a programme started by a local chippy!

Once the Pelicans are full and you continue up the coast the next stop is Port Stephens.

Beach Life in Port Stephens

Port Stephens is known for its wonderful beaches and beautiful sheltered bays offering activities fun for all ages such as swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. The wicked waves on Mile Beach, Box Beach and Birubi Beach should not be passed for an out of this world surfing experience.


Next stop Coff’s Harbour!

Most famous for the Big Banana monument and amusement park, Coff’s is a fun stop on your travels to kick back with a cold drink and enjoy some crazy roller coasters for a stress-free, all round enjoyable day.

In the waters off Coffs Harbour Marina is the Solitary Islands Marine Park, home to abundant wildlife, seasonal whales and coral reefs, an absolute must see before one of Australia’s most popular destinations…

Whales and Watersports at Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a well know holiday destination in Australia, full of excited tourists soaking up the sun.

Byron Bay is great for water sports with centres offering scuba diving tours, windsurfing and canoeing, a great way to interact with Australia’s marine life. Between June and November, humpback whales can be spotted from headland viewpoints such as the Captain Cook Lookout, perfect for a chilled out day whale spotting!

The Gold Coast – Surfer’s Paradise

The Gold Coast is absolutely jam-packed with adventures! From surfing spots, elaborate system of inland canals and waterways, to theme parks  Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild, to  Inland hiking trails, and to Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys (home to rare birds and rainforest) Gold coast is perfect for those looking for thrill, exercise, excitement and unique experiences.

Breeze Into Brisbane

Brisbane is great for seeing the culture of Australia.  in its South Bank cultural precinct is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums as well as the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, these museums are perfect for brushing up on Your knowledge of Australian culture and heritage for an educational experience before hitting Fraser Island.

Fraser Island is perfect for the refreshing fresh water pool evening swims in Lake McKenzie or Lake Wabby after your walk to the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand, a nice chilled out spot after the excitement of Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.

Stop Off For A Well Earned Drink And Onto Cairns

Up next we have Bundaberg. Famous for its rum, Bundaberg is great for a trip to one of the local distilleries and to get a chance to taste to local spirits so it’s definitely best to spend the night after your tasting here before heading to the next stop.

Before finally reaching Cairns there are a few more optional stops including Rockhampton, Mackey and Townsville if you really want to get the absolute most out of the road trip!

Cairns is a great final destination for your trip. Cairns Esplanade, lined in bars and restaurants is the idea holiday for youths looking for a good time.

So whats stopping you? Go on and have a look at our Trips To Australia and get booking! Drop us a line or call (01) 602 1906