thousands of other Australians you're considering a
drive along the Pacific Coast? Do it - you won't
famous Sydney to Brisbane coastal run, the drive
that has captivated travellers for as long as anyone
Starting from the glamour city of Sydney, a two hour
drive up the coast brings you to Newcastle - the
gateway to the historic Hunter Valley. While there,
be sure to check out the surf at Merewether Beach
and have a quiet drink at one of the bars situated
at the Harbour foreshore, before heading north to
the splendid waterways at Nelson Bay.
The twin towns of Forster-Tuncurry lie further
north. Be sure to explore the area's forests,
beaches and lakes.
If you're into water sports, check out the coastal
resort towns of Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.
And while you're in Coffs, get your photo taken
outside the world's biggest banana.
After an inland drive through Grafton head back to
the coast to Ballina and Byron Bay - the spiritual
home of Australian surfing.
Another surfing mecca lies only a short drive north
- the Gold Coast. Enjoy the Coast's beaches, theme
parks, and busy nightlife before finishing your
drive in Brisbane.