Ultimate Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip Itinerary

A classic east coast driving itinerary, the Sydney to Brisbane drive is packed full of fantastic stops and beautiful scenery.

Follow the highway north as you travel from New South Wales to Queensland, making the epic journey between two of Australia’s most iconic cities.


Start by visiting the Sydney Opera House and the harbor area, where you can find classic views over the city from the epic Sydney Harbor Bridge climb.


The Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular place for hiking. Visit Katoomba, where you’ll be greeted by epic clifftop walks and unique rock formations, such as the Three Sisters.

Blue Mountains


From Newcastle, you can drive inland to visit the beautiful Hunter Valley, one of the most famous wine-producing regions in Australia.

As well as great beaches and lookouts over the Pacific Ocean, Port Macquarie is famous for the local koala hospital, which has been rehabilitating injured koalas for years.

Port Macquarie

Nambucca Heads

Enjoy the fantastic beaches, the magnificent views from Captain Cook lookout, and wander along the local sea wall, which has been taken over by artists and graffiti.

You haven’t really been to Coffs Harbour unless you’ve visited The Big Banana! Grab a photo with the giant banana, then head inside and order their signature banana split.

Coffs Harbor

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