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TRAVEL DESTINATION: Brisbane to Sydney road trip, Australia

East Coast of Australia is possibly the first place one wants to explore when initially visiting Australia. This is where my Australia journey started some years ago. As I’ve currently just returned from my Western Australia road trip, exploring the opposite side of the continent, I want to look back and remember those first road kilometres.

Although these days I am traveling differently after learning and changing a bit, I don’t want to compare both experiences. This is not my goal here. The Pacific coast road trip is beautifully unique.

Brisbane and Sydney are of course amazing cities to visit on their own, but today letโ€™s see in the pictures the coastal landscape that lies in between both of them.

So here it is, my Brisbane to Sydney road trip in photos.

Fun, fun, fun

Visiting one or all Theme Parks and Amusement Parks on Australia’s Gold Coast is how everyone should kick-start this road trip! This is the quickest way to rediscover the kid in you. It will be one of your trip’s absolute highlights.

Gold Coast Movie World - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Gold Coast Theme Parks - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Gold Coast Wetnwild - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Surfers Paradise

Next stop: Surfers Paradise. Enjoy the contrasting landscape along the iconic Surfers Paradise beaches with tall skyscrapers and crystal clear ocean waters. There’s an amazing surf culture here. An ideal place to discover some of the best breaks.

Surfers Paradise Beach - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Surfers Paradise - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Coolangatta - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

East Coast sunrises

The East Coast road trip is perfect for witnessing some amazing sunrises. Be sure to wake up early at least once and catch the morning magic.

Gold Coast Sunrise - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Emerald Beach Sunrise - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Emerald Beach - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Awesome and unique animals

From kangaroos to dolphins, East Coast can surprise you on every corner as these beautiful animals randomly show up for you.

Parakeet Australia - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Lizard Australia - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Byron Bay

Byron Bay is an absolute must stop on this road trip for its laid-back atmosphere, great beaches, scuba diving sites and surfing.

Byron Bay - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Cape Byron - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Coastal views

As this is a coastal route, you’ll be often stopping for the amazing views. You can really make numerous random stops along the coastline, with no other agenda but to enjoy the views.

Burleigh Head - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Newcastle - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Australia Road Trip - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

The ocean

Swimming in the ocean and just looking out to the endless horizon is what I loved the most about this ocean road journey. For me, this is such a powerful source of energy and the best way to ground myself. If doing nothing else on this road trip, do the hopping from one beach to another and just enjoy the Pacific Ocean.

Australia Ocean Waves - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Australia Ocean - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Port Macquarie Surf - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Australia East Coast Ocean - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Smoky Cape

Smoky Cape was one of my favourite spots I randomly stopped at on this road trip. It’s so peaceful here. The place offers some amazing views, and you just might have it all to yourself.

Smoky Cape - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Smoky Cape Lighthouse - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Smoky Cape Views - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Go further

If you don’t wish to end the road trip just yet, go a bit further down from Sydney and make another stop in Wollongong. This place has such a nice atmosphere and makes for another amazing day full of adventure.

Surfing Wollongong - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Wollongong - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Wollongong Lighthouse - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure

Australia’s East Coast road trip offers one of those unforgettable and memorable rides. You’re welcomed by iconic coastline stretches, year-round surf and sunshine, and beautiful inlets that are waiting to be discovered. Driving is truly an ideal way to explore this Australian stretch of paradise.

Have you had the chance to explore Australia’s East Coast? What are your experience and your top recommendation? Let me know in the comments below.

โ†’ Also check: 10 photos to make you want to visit Uluru

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Brisbane To Sydney Road Trip In Photos - Matejalicious Travel and Adventure


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