The Legendary Pacific Coast

In NSW this stretch of highway has been a very popular driving holiday for so many of the years. The M1, as it is best known, offers a very direct link between two of Australia’s major cities. The Sydney to Brisbane road trip Idea is not new but it has just become so much more than just a drive.

The Legendary Pacific Coast starts just half an hour out of Sydney at the Central Coast of NSW. This then goes all the way through to the Gold Coast in QLD. With over 20 towns and locations to explore and experience you can make your road trip a holiday of it’s own.

Planning your Sydney to Brisbane road trip or the other way around is so much fun. With so many trails to explore and so many itinerary options to create.

Legendary Pacific Coast Road Trip

4 Days 3 Nights


Brisbane/ Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour (4.5hrs)

  Byron Bay Australia most Easterly Point  (2hrs)

  Historical Grafton (2hrs)

Big Banana Coffs Harbour (1hr)The Retreat Port Stephens - koala

Overnight Coffs Harbour


Coffs Harbour to Port Stephens (4hrs)

Port Macquarie (2hrs)

Wauchope – Timbertown (30 minutes)

Overnight in Port Stephens  (2hrs)


  Gan Gan lookout

Dolphin Cruise

Tomaree Headland walk

4wd Sand dune Adventure  & Camel Ride

Overnight in Port Stephens 


Oakvale Wildlife Park

Tree Top Adventures

Overnight Sydney (2hrs)

Planning your own Itinerary for The Legendary Pacific Coast

Thanks to the wonderful team at Pacific Coast there is a very useful site that assists with the planning of your very own road trip. There is everything you need including:

  • Aboriginal stories
  • Suggested Itineraries
  • Experience trails
  • Top Things to do
  • Tourist Drives
  • Itinerary Builder