03 Jul

Sydney to Gold Coast Drive - Plan A 5 Day Road Trip

This iconic road trip will take you from the glitzing world of Sydney to classic, serene beauty of Gold Coast. En route, you will pass by picturesque villages, stunning beaches, spectacular rainforests, and a lot more as you continue driving along the way. 

Plan your travel itinerary with motorhome rental Sydney and you are bound to unfold the divine beauty of New South Wales in the most enthralling manner. Remember, there is no dearth of parking grounds on your way to gold coast. So, you can stop your motorhome in any of those numerous campsites or caravan parks and reenergize yourself for the next stretch of journey.

Whether you're travelling around with family or friends, or on a solo adventure, 4WD Hire Sydney has an option that's perfect for you. With their competitive prices and flexible hire periods, it’s easy to see why they are one of Sydney's favourite rental companies.

Sydney To Gold Coast Drive with 4wd
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Let’s begin with this 5 day scenic drive from Sydney to the Gold Coast. 

Day 1 – Sydney to Nelson Bay 

Distance: 207 Km

Time: 2 hour, 49 Minutes

Dolphin watching at Nelson Bay, a charming suburb on the southern shores of Port Stephens, forms the major highlight of your first day tour. However, there is a lot more things to see and do in this sleepy town of NSW. Just 15 minute drive away from the town is Halifax Beachside Holiday Park, where you can relax over night before embarking upon the next day adventure.

Day 2 – Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie

Distance: 250 Km

Time: 3 Hours, 18 Minutes

Situated in the jaw of the Hastings River, Port Macquarie is one of the most popular destinations for water excursions in NSW. Besides, the place thrive rich historical heritage; it is home to the oldest church of the country. You can step aboard a boat, enjoy camel riding, go shopping, try your hands at golfing, tuck into some yummy local dishes, or visit theme parks for some fun rides. So, there is something special for everyone!

Take your four-wheels to the nearby Sundowner Break Wall Tourist Park. This 4-star rated park offers all world-class amenities such as free internet, kids’ playground, camp kitchen and children club. Some must-see places on the 2nd day of your journey includes the Cassegrain Winery, The Sea Acres Rainforest Centre and Bellingen.

Day 3 - Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour

Distance: 163 Km

Time: 2 Hours, 23 Minutes

Every year a large number of tourists, both locals and international, flock to this area of NSW to embrace its wonderful beaches and pleasant climate. Lay down on the shore or take a walk around over the island. When I visited this place last year in August, it made me feel as I am on another edge of the world. I was also fortunate enough to watch thousands of mutton birds, whom after the island is named as ‘mutton bird island’. 

If you happen to be here between June and November, fair chances are you will get closer look to humpback whales. Don’t miss the famous touristy sights of Pet Porpoise Pool and the Big Banana. Just a few minute ride away from big Banana is the Emerald Beach holiday park with some great amenities and facilities. 

Day 4 - Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay

Distance: 240 Km

Time: 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

Quite a famous tourist sight of NSW, Byron Bay is home to magnificent beaches surrounded by lush green hills and there is a rocky Cape Byron in close proximity. Upon arrival, you will feel the laid back vibes. Head down to the main beach area where you can watch dolphins jumping high close to the shore. And don’t miss out on visiting the lighthouse. 

Day 5 - Byron Bay to Gold Coast

Distance: 102 KM 

Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

It’s one of top 10 scenic drives in the world. What’s more, it is home to many family friendly destinations including Dreamworld and Surfer's Paradise. And of course there are many cafes and beaches to spend some relaxing moments along the coast. Whether it is a romantic escape or a family-friendly holiday you are looking for, the Gold Coast makes the right choice.

So, what are you waiting for? Browse the web and grab that best deal to book your Sydney Motorhome rental drive today. If you’re looking for an adventurous off-road drive, you can also check out our 4WD hire in Sydney! Or just rent a campervan in Sydney and get started. Happy holidaying!

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