Byron Road Trip
There is something so special about a Byron road trip along the Australian coastline, and starting from Melbourne is the perfect opportunity to stop at all the amazing coastal towns on the way. Follow the Princes Highway from Melbourne to Sydney, and the Pacific Highway from Sydney to Byron. For the lucky ones with a few day’s spare to take their time and meander up the East Coast, we’ve mapped out our favourite towns and beaches along the way, on your Melbourne to Byron road trip adventure!
Begin your Byron road trip with a stop off at Wilsons Promontory, 200km from Melbourne (deviating off the usual path slightly). The stunning national park at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia offers granite mountains, rainforest, open forests and sweeping beaches. The 3-day trail walk tours, are a stunning start to the road trip before embarking too far!
Three and a half hours from Wilsons Promontory is Lakes Entrance. Drive down Seaview Parade for unparalleled views over the town centre, marinas, Cunninghame Arm and down Ninety Mile Beach.
The Blue Pool
Located in Bermagui, 350km from Lakes Entrance, The Blue Pool is the next on our list. A natural rock pool washed with clear ocean water, The Blue Pool is situated at the bottom of a dramatic cliff face, perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
200km up the highway from The Blue Pool is Jervis Bay. Hailed for having some of the whitest sand in the world, the beauty of Jervis Bay speaks for itself! A haven for bottlenose dolphins, penguins and other sea creatures, a definite stop on your way up the East Coast.
Three hours later you’ll hit Sydney. Stop for a meal or the night even. The Bondi to Bronte walk is a favourite of ours to stretch the legs and breathe in the coastal air!
If you’re starting fresh the next morning, go the 5 hours north before stopping at Crescent Head. For sweeping views of the coastline, take the Big Hill Rainforest track, and find a spot to perch yourself and take in the untouched beauty.
South West Rocks
A short drive north (just under an hour, but worth the extra stop!) you’ll arrive at South West Rocks. The seaside holiday town is situated on the mouth of the Macleay River, and boats uncrowded beaches in Arakoon National Park.
Yes the biggest bell that rings when we mention Coffs Harbour is the Big Banana, but Coffs has a lot more than just that to offer! 100km north of South West Rocks is the next stop! Wander the marina, stop for coffee or a surf, on your way up the coast.
Our last stop! Just under 2 hours later on your Byron Road Trip is the sleepy coastal town of Yamba. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean pool, and get your caffeination fix in town!
An hour and a half after Yamba, you’ll reach the ultimate destination: Byron Bay. We know you’ve read all about what to do in Byron, but if you’re looking for inspiration, you can read all about our Byron summer bucket list, best smoothies in Byron or favourite swimming spots.
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