Byron Bay to Sydney Road Trip – Exploring Australia’s East Coast

Byron Bay to Sydney Road Trip
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Is there anything that makes you feel more nostalgic than getting in the car, putting on your favourite playlist, and eating sugary snacks to keep yourself awake? You heard it right; I’m talking about a cross-Australian Byron Bay to Sydney road trip.

Now that NSW has lifted its travel restrictions, it’s time to grab your beach gear and take the scenic route. Yes, driving is more time-consuming than taking a flight, but it also promises to be far more memorable, and after being locked in a room for months, we want to enjoy every moment of our time.

A road trip is the best way to take in all that our state of New South Wales has to offer, from its breathtaking national parks and ancient towns to its gorgeous beaches and tasty wine districts. It’s time to jump in, getaway, simplify, and discover our own landscape. The following are some of our favourite overnight stays between Byron Bay and Sydney.

Byron Bay to Sydney Road Trip: Itinerary, Places, Distance & Attractions

Here, we will provide you with a detailed 14 stops road trip plan from Byron Bay to Sydney, including information on accommodations, activities, and transportation.

Total distance is approx 756 km and driving approx 8 hrs

Bus Distance 13 Hours  20 Minutes
Drive / Car Distance 8 Hours
Stops 14 Stops 
Nearest Airport Sydney Airport

You can also read: Canberra to Melbourne Road Trip

Byron Bay to Ballina

Total distance is approx 35 km Driving Approx 30 mins

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Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, New South Wales | Flickr

Ballina has 25 kilometres of cycle routes, which means that riding a bicycle is one of the best ways to see the town and the area around it. Rent a bike from Ballina Byron Bike Hire or E-bikes 2U and ride along the Richmond River, keeping an eye out for birds and other native animals.

Just over an hour’s drive to the northwest will get you to the beautiful and wild Nightcap National Park. All of this massive forest is protected as part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

Put on your hiking boots and walk along trails to see thundering waterfalls, like Minyon Falls, which you can see from a lookout or up close by jumping into the cool swimming hole at its base. Killen Falls Reserve is about 20 minutes by car from Ballina. It takes about 660m to walk from the viewing platform to the waterfall.

Top attractions in Ballina

  • Richmond River
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Lighthouse Beach
  • North Wall

Accommodation in Ballina

  • Ballina Byron Islander Resort and Conference Center
  • Ballina Palms Boutique Motel
  • Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ballina Byron

Restaurants in Ballina

  • Lola Dining Restaurant Ballina
  • Che Bon Restaurant
  • The Cove Ballina 

Ballina to Yamba

Total distance is approx 100 km Driving Approx 1 hrs 20 mins

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Yamba Sunrise NSW | picturesque seaside / fishing… | Flickr

Yamba is a dream holiday location on the North Coast of NSW near the mouth of the Clarence River. The town’s beaches have world-class surf breaks, marine parks full of dolphins, sea turtles, and migratory whales, and national parks and wilderness reserves. The town’s eating scene outshines its flashier neighbours on this coast.

Angourie Point, Australia’s highest right-hand point break, is situated south of Yamba. The year-round waves are perfect for beginners and experienced surfers.

Anglers can catch fish on the beach, river, or off the rocks. You may rent boats or fishing kayaks and ask about fishing spots at one of the many bait and gear shops. Reel Time Fishing Charters and Yamba Fishing Charters provide Pacific trips.

Top attractions in Yamba

  • Yamba Lighthouse
  • Yamba River Markets
  • Yamba Kayak
  • Surf Camp Down Under

Accommodation in Yamba

Restaurants in Yamba

  • Sandbar Restaurant Yamba
  • The Italian On The Hill
  • Indian Fusion Tapas Bar & Restaurant
  • Karrikin Yamba

Yamba to Grafton

Total distance is approx 65 km Driving Approx 55 mins

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Grafton, a historic town filled with beautiful Victorian and Edwardian architecture, is on the banks of the Clarence River in the centre of the Northern Rivers area. When spring comes to this part of the North Coast of New South Wales, 2,000 jacaranda trees that line the streets turn the town an eye-catching shade of purple.

During the spring, jacaranda trees in New South Wales create an iridescent rain of purple blooms. And while the entire state loves the infusion of imported Japanese colour, they’re particularly adored in Grafton. Here, October/November’s annual Grafton Jacaranda Festival (the oldest flower festival in the country) colours the entire town lavender, from specially selected art exhibitions to nightly fireworks, parades, markets and entertainment.

Top attractions in Grafton

  • Saraton Theatre
  • Grafton Regional Gallery
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton
  • Jacaranda Park
  • Yuraygir National Park

Accommodation in Grafton

  • Glenwood Tourist Park & Motel
  • Grafton Central Motel
  • Crown Hotel Motel

Restaurants in Grafton

  • Teppan Mate
  • Annola Thai Restaurant
  • Thai Palace Restaurant
  • Big River Pizza

Grafton to Coffs Harbour

Total distance is approx 85 km Driving Approx 1 hr

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Coffs Harbour – Wikimedia Commons

Coffs Harbour, located on the mid-North Coast of New South Wales, is a fantastic beach holiday destination thanks to its stunning beaches and outstanding surf. The Solitary Islands Coastal Walk is a delightful path that connects gorgeous beaches and emerald rainforest along the breathtaking Coffs Coast, where you may enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

There are beaches for everyone, from families with little children to surfers looking for a serious challenge. Stretch down on the sand and enjoy the stunning views of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, a haven for visiting dolphins, turtles, and humpback whales.

Beautiful scenery along North Coast’s Coffs Coast’s Emerald Beach.

Showers and restrooms are available at several of the beaches. Attractions such as cafés and restaurants may be found close to beaches, including Woolgoolga, Jetty, and Sawtell.

Top attractions in Coffs Harbour

  • The Big Banana Fun Park
  • Forest Sky Pier
  • The Clog Barn Tourist Attraction & Caravan Park
  • North Coast Regional Botanic Garden – Coffs Harbour
  • Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

Accommodation in Coffs Harbour

  • ibis Budget Coffs Harbour
  • Royal Palms Motor Inn
  • CBD Motor Inn

Restaurants in Coffs Harbour

  • Lime Mexican Coffs Harbour – Tapas Bar & Restaurant
  • Latitude 30 Restaurant
  • MaMaGOTO
  • The Mermaid Beach House

Coffs Harbour to Bellingen

Total distance is approx 36 km Driving Approx 35 mins

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Bellingen.JPG – Wikimedia Commons

Bellingen, in the mid-North Coast hinterland, thrives in arts, culture, gastronomy, and outdoor sports. Bellingen is the perfect place to experience the Waterfall Way’s stunning waterfalls, World Heritage-listed forests, and river activities.

Canoeing or kayaking along the Bellinger River with Bellingen Canoe Adventures is a great way to learn about the many ecosystems and creatures that live there. Some of the animals you could see include koalas, eagles, and dolphins. Cascading waterfalls, an ancient Gondwana rainforest, and lofty views from the canopy walkway at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre are just some of the breathtaking sights that can be seen in the Dorrigo National Park, which is located only half an hour from Bellingen.

Top attractions in Bellingen

  • Bellingen Community Markets
  • Bellingen Canoe Adventures
  • Northbank Community Garden
  • Valery Trails & Horse Riding Centre

Accommodation in Bellingen

  • The Belfry Guesthouse
  • Guest House on Hyde
  • The Lodge Bellingen
  • Diggers Tavern

Restaurants in Bellingen

  • Cedar Bar & Kitchen
  • Za’atar Bellingen
  • Bruno’s Mediterranean Kitchen
  • Relish Bar & Grill
  • 5 Church Street

Bellingen to Nambucca Heads

Total distance is approx 37 km Driving Approx 30 mins

NambuccaHeads – Wikimedia Commons

Throughout the 1800s and into the early 1900s, Nambucca Heads was a prominent seaport that was dedicated to shipbuilding and wood industries. Discover how the fortunes of the town have shifted with the help of the downloadable History Walk, which has storyboards on the waterfront and sidewalks, such as the Nyambaga Walking Trail, an interpretative track that demonstrates the biocultural significance of the surrounding region.

Nambucca River Cruises will take you on an adventure down the beautiful waterway, where bottlenose dolphins are known to play in the estuary. The 18-hole Island Golf Club, which is set on an island in the middle of the river, will certainly come as a pleasant surprise to golfers.

Top attractions in Nambucca Heads

  • The V Wall
  • Captain Cook’s Lookout
  • Nyambagga Walking Trail
  • Nambucca Heads Beach
  • Rotary Lookout

Accommodation in Nambucca Heads

  • The Cubana Nambucca Heads
  • The Beach Rooms
  • Riverview Boutique Motel
  • BIG4 Tasman Holiday Parks – Nambucca Heads

Restaurants in Nambucca Heads

  • Lom Talay Thai Restaurant
  • Matilda’s
  • V Wall Pavilion
  • New River Edge Indian Cuisine

Nambucca Heads to Kempsey

Total distance is approx 68 km Driving Approx 50 mins

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Macleay River Traffic Bridge, Kempsey | Flickr

Kempsey, located on the banks of the magnificent Macleay River, was initially founded as a centre for the wood and dairy industries. As a reminder of its past, the town has preserved a large number of its old structures. Kempsey is a town in New South Wales, Australia, that is surrounded by national parks and is only a short drive away from some of the most beautiful beaches on the Macleay Valley Coast. It is also the birthplace of two great Australian icons: country music legend Slim Dusty and the Akubra hat, which has been produced in the town for the past 50 years.

The Slim Dusty Centre not only honours the family life and five-decade music career of legendary country music artist Slim Dusty, but it also recognizes the important part that Australian country music has played in the development of the culture of the North Coast of New South Wales. The complex, which opened in 2015, also has a café, a function centre, an art gallery, and a shop that sells local goods.

Top attractions in Kempsey

  • Kempsey Riverside Park and BBQ!
  • Kempsey Central
  • Slim Dusty Centre
  • Crescent Head Lookout

Accommodation in Kempsey

  • City Centre Motel Kempsey
  • Fairway Lodge Motel
  • Motel Kempsey

Restaurants in Kempsey

  • Lou’s Cafe Restaurant
  • Mumma Thai
  • Rossco’s Cafe

Kempsey to Port Macquarie

Total distance is approx 55 km Driving Approx 40 mins

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Light House Beach, Port Macquarie, NSW – Wikimedia Commons

The Port Macquarie, formerly only a stopover between Byron Bay and Sydney, today attracts seniors, children, couples, and those seeking a gourmet, nature-based vacation. The area is home to a lot of koalas and has beautiful beaches and patches of rainforest. The world-famous Koala Hospital takes care of these cute and wild species.

Port Macquarie, the region’s biggest town, has restaurants, beaches, activities, and lodging. In the south, the Camden Haven River runs through the towns of North Haven, Laurieton, and Kendall. Wauchope is a town that used to be all about timber and is now the gateway to lush rainforests.

Port Macquarie vacations include experiencing nature. The Port Macquarie Coastal Walk’s painted break wall, whale viewing cruises, and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre’s boardwalk will amaze you. You can hike the Laurieton track or go to Willi Willi National Park, which is on the World Heritage list.

Top attractions in Port Macquarie

  • Koala Hospital
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
  • Tacking Point Lighthouse
  • Billabong Zoo Koala & Wildlife Park

Accommodation in Port Macquarie

  • Surf Beach Motel Port
  • Port Macquarie YHA – Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers
  • Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges

Restaurants in Port Macquarie

  • The Stunned Mullet
  • MakiMoto Port Macquarie
  • Little Shack

Port Macquarie to Forster

Total distance is approx 110 km Driving Approx 1 hrs and 20 mins

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Low Tide Pebbly Beach, Forster NSW | Flickr

Forster is on a spit of land between Wallis Lake and the Pacific Ocean. It offers the best of aquatic life, with boating, fishing, paddling, and surfing. The town is a great place to start exploring the Barrington Coast, where you can go on cruises to see whales and dolphins, scuba dive, or sailboard. Or you can just relax on its beautiful beaches, which stretch from Main Beach to Pacific Palms.

Between Forster and Booti Booti National Park, there is 40 km of beaches that are great for getting away from people and finding peace. From the break wall to the ocean baths called The Bull Ring, Main Beach is in the middle of Forster. This patrolled beach is great for families because it is safe from big waves and close to shops and cafes.

It is also the start of the four-kilometre Bicentennial Walk, which goes to the rocky inlet of Pebbly Beach and then on to the dunes of One Mile Beach. The remote Seven Mile Beach stretches from Cape Hawke to Tiona and backs up to Booti Booti National Park.

Top attractions in Forster

  • Bennetts Head Lookout
  • Cape Hawke lookout
  • Forster Beach
  • Wallis Lake

Accommodation in Forster

  • Lakes & Ocean Hotel
  • NRMA Forster Tuncurry Holiday Park
  • Hotel Forster

Restaurants in Forster

  • Spice Monkey Forster
  • Si Señorita Forster
  • The Dragon’s Den
  • Bella Bellissimo

Forster to Port Stephens

Total distance is approx 170 km Driving Approx 2 hrs

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Port Stephens. NSW AU – Wikimedia Commons

Port Stephens offers adventurers blue waters, massive sand dunes, and many beaches. Scuba dive in crystal-clear waters, sail with bottlenose dolphins, trek Tomaree Head, and 4WD or quad biking the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes.

The Worimi Conservation Land golden Stockton Bight Sand Dunes provide several adventures. Quad bike, sandboard, or visit Tin City, a tiny settlement in the dunes, to learn about the area’s Aboriginal heritage.

NSW’s longest beach fronts the dunes. Sahara Trails and Oakfield Ranch provide horseback and camel tours of 32km Stockton Beach. With 4WD Tag-Along and Passenger Tours, you can drive your own 4WD onto the dunes and be led across the sand hills.

Join Escape Trekking Adventures for a foot-based adventure. They offer bushwalking and camping tours of the beautiful coast. You can also bring your mountain bike and ride along the area’s amazing network of shared pathways and coastal wilderness tracks, particularly ones found in Tomaree National Park.

Top attractions in Port Stephens

  • Tomaree Head
  • Gan Gan Lookout
  • Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters
  • Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve
  • Oakvale Wildlife Park

Accommodation in Port Stephens

  • Bannisters Port Stephens
  • BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point
  • Oaks Port Stephens Pacific Blue Resort
  • The Landmark Nelson Bay

Restaurants in Port Stephens

  • Sandpipers Restaurant
  • Little Beach Boathouse
  • The Poyer’s
  • The buoys at the bay

Port Stephens to Newcastle

Total distance is approx 35 km Driving Approx 30 mins

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Beautiful Beaches of Newcastle, NSW in Australia – Wikimedia Commons

Newcastle is a place where history, art, and the outdoors all come together, with golden beaches, a great past, and immense natural beauty all colliding with trendy cafés and a thriving art scene. Some of the other things you can find in this busy beach city on the NSW North Coast are great surfing, historic ocean baths, and coastal walks.

The Bathers Way and Newcastle Memorial Walk provide the ideal opportunity to take in stunning coastal views. The Bathers Way is a beautiful route that extends for 6 kilometres from the historic Nobbys Lighthouse to the Merewether Ocean Baths, which are located close to the Glenrock State Conservation Area. Visit the art deco Newcastle Ocean Baths and the Bogey Hole, a rock pool that was constructed by convicts in 1819. Both of these locations are excellent for swimming. At Blackbutt Reserve, you can get up close and personal with koalas, and CoastXP can take you whale watching. These are just two of the many wildlife experiences that will stay with you forever.

Top attractions in Newcastle

  • Newcastle Museum
  • Blackbutt Nature Reserve
  • Newcastle Memorial Walk
  • Merewether Ocean Baths
  • Newcastle Ocean Baths

Accommodation in Newcastle

  • YHA Newcastle Beach
  • The Shortland Hotel
  • Commonwealth Hotel Newcastle

Restaurants in Newcastle

  • Una Volta
  • Bocados Spanish Kitchen
  • Rustica Newcastle Beach
  • MEET

Newcastle to Terrigal

Total distance is approx 80 km Driving Approx 1 hr 20 mins

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Terrigal NSW 2260, Australia – Wikimedia Commons

Terrigal is well-known as a great place to go swimming, surfing, and just hanging out with friends because of its spacious golden sand beach and peaceful lagoon. In this town on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, the Norfolk pine-lined Esplanade is home to several exciting eateries, shops, ice cream parlours, and rooftop pubs.

Terrigal Beach’s lovely golden beach curls northward past Terrigal Lagoon. Beautiful coastal routes for walking and cycling wrap around Terrigal. In the north, you’ll discover Wamberal Beach, and in the south, you’ll find some of the most beautiful national parks in the world.

From Terrigal Beach to Broken Head, hike to The Skillion overlooks for panoramic views. If you are lucky enough then it is possible to spot a migrating humpback whale between May and November. Professional fishermen will love Terrigal’s abundant marine life. It’s common to see people fishing from the beach. Join a Central Coast Reef and Game Fishing Charter off of Terrigal Haven (also a fantastic place to swim and snorkel) to try your luck at catching a marlin.

Top attractions in Terrigal

  • Terrigal Beach
  • The Skillion
  • Central Coast Reef & Game Fishing Charters
  • Avoca Beach

Accommodation in Terrigal

  • Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific
  • Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
  • Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
  • Star of the Sea Terrigal

Restaurants in Terrigal

  • Yellowtail Restaurant
  • The Joker & Thief Terrigal
  • L’isle de France Terrigal
  • Reef Restaurant

Terrigal to Parramatta

Total distance is approx 82 km Driving Approx 1 hr 10 mins

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Tudor Gatehouse – Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW | Flickr

Due to the city’s diverse population, it is home to a thriving art and cultural scene, with events like the yearly Parramasala and Parramatta Lanes festivals drawing thousands of people each year. The Riverside Theatre is the place to go if you’re into the arts because it stages more than a thousand shows each year. Next, check out some modern art at Pari, an artist-run space focused on presenting regional tales.

You may pick up guides and helpful information on sightseeing in the area at the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre. The beautiful Parramatta River runs through Parramatta Park, past Old Government House (the country seat of the first ten governors of the Sydney colony), and is a great place to go for a walk, a bike ride, or an Aboriginal cultural tour. These are only two of the many World Heritage-listed Convict Sites in Australia.

Visit the Experiment Farm Cottage, built in 1835, and see where former convict James Ruse successfully cultivated the colony’s first wheat crop in 1791. It was in their Australian colonial home, Elizabeth Farm, those wool pioneers John and Elizabeth Macarthur raised their family.

Top attractions in Parramatta

  • Parramatta Park
  • Westfield Parramatta
  • Riverside Theatres
  • Rosehill Gardens Racecourse

Accommodation in Parramatta

  • Meriton Suites
  • Mantra Parramatta
  • Toongabbie Hotel

Restaurants in Parramatta

  • The Meat & Wine Co Parramatta
  • Restaurant 317
  • Touka Parramatta
  • Itihaas

Parramatta to Sydney

Total distance is approx 26 km Driving Approx 25 mins

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Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge – Wikimedia Commons

We have arrived at our last stop, and you are about to explore the most stunning city in all of Australia: Sydney, home to the world-famous Sydney Opera House and the blue water of Sydney Harbour, as well as countless wonderful beaches, mouthwatering restaurants, and renowned night clubs. Explore national parks, see spectacular animals, and of course, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

The city of Sydney is a paradise full of gorgeous beaches, historical monuments, wonderful restaurants, stunning natural attractions, and much more and the city is packed with experiences that will last with visitors long after they leave. The stately Sydney Opera House, located on one of the world’s greatest natural harbours, and the world-famous Bondi Beach are just two of the many incredible places and things to see and do in Sydney at any time of the year.

You’ll find an itinerary that will showcase the best that Sydney has to offer, whether you’re an art lover, a passionate foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast. You may also discover suggestions on how to spend a few days in various areas of the city.

Top attractions in Sydney

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Harbour Bridge
  • Taronga Zoo Sydney
  • Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
  • Manly Beach
  • Queen Victoria Building
  • Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Cockatoo Island

Accommodation in Sydney

  • Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Little National Hotel Sydney
  • The Star Grand Hotel And Residences
  • Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel

Restaurants in Sydney

  • Totti’s
  • Restaurant Hubert
  • Aria Restaurant Sydney
  • Long Chim Sydney
  • Bennelong

Must Try Foods in Sydney

  • Totti’s woodfired bread
  • Baked ricotta cake at Pasticceria Papa’s 
  • Champagne & oysters at Opera Bar
  • Newtowner Pale Ale at Young Henry
  • Single O’s single-origin coffee

What is Sydney’s Popular for?

The city of Sydney is considered the greatest in the world because it extends close to 240 kilometres down the coast and looks incredibly gorgeous. Her natural beauty is breathtaking.

It is home to the renowned Sydney Opera House, cliffs, a circular pier, and the massive Harbor Bridge, which connects the North Shore to the core business sector of the city. In addition, there are many parks and islands, the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens, pristine bays for people who enjoy water sports, and many other attractions.

Surroundings of Sydney

The city of Sydney was built in and around its stunning harbour but within a short distance of the local area, there are extensive natural parks, sandy beaches, and stunning coastal landscapes on the Central, North, and South Coasts.

 After that, there is Australia’s oldest wine-growing region, which is located in the Hunter Valley. The Blue Mountains are located to the west of Sydney. The breathtaking Hawkesbury Valley may be found in the region’s northeastern corner.

Where Should You Dine and Drink in Sydney?

Best Restaurant in Sydney

It is difficult to find a table at Totti’s in Bondi that has not ordered a dish of the Bondi trattoria’s famed woodfired bread to sop up their creamy burrata and house-made antipasto on a normal night there. After fermenting for forty-eight hours, the dough is then baked in a wood oven that is stiflingly hot until it has the signature puff and char. Bar Totti’s, which is located in the central business district of Sydney, offers a cuisine that is quite similar to the one served at the coastal location, in case you are unable to secure a table there.

Best Coffee in Sydney

If you’re in the mood for some of Sydney’s best coffee, let the scents of ripe berries and rich chocolate lead you down Reservoir Street in Surry Hills to Single O. They’re well-known for carefully sourcing, roasting, and fine-tuning beans utilized by cafés all across the city. Single-origin beers are served on tap in their original location in Surry Hills, as well as their other locations in the CBD, Carriageworks Farmers Market, and even Tokyo.

Best Dine in Sydney

For good reason, Sydney is sometimes called as the “City of Villages” since several of its neighbourhoods, such as Potts Point, operate independently. To sample the many restaurants in the area, travel to Macleay Street. Start out with some Mediterranean fare at Franca Brasserie before moving on to Cho Cho San for some trendy Japanese cuisine, Macleay St Bistro for some refined French, The Apollo for some Greek, Yellow for some creative vegetarian options, and The Butler for drinks with a view. Restaurants like Otto Ristorante and Il Pontile serve authentic Italian cuisine, China Doll serves a fusion of Asian cuisines, and Manta Restaurant serves up ocean-fresh seafood.

Best Craft Beer and Local Spirits

When the sun begins to set over Sydney Harbour, the beautiful sights are best complemented by sparkles in the glass. A platter of Sydney rock oysters, accompanied by a glass of bubbles, while watching the sunset light up the sky is an experience you won’t soon forget if you go to the Opera Bar because of its exceptional position, which places you directly between the water and the sails of the Sydney Opera House.


Where should I stop between Byron Bay and Sydney?

You might want to take more than one stop between Byron Bay and Sydney. Above I’ve listed 14 stops from Byron Bay to Sydney but if you really want to shorten that list out then you should stop at Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

What is the best month to visit Sydney?

April is the most favourable month to visit for a variety of reasons, including the weather, the price of transportation and lodging, and the ability to escape the busiest times of the year for tourism.

Is Sydney Worth Visiting?

Despite the fact that the nation’s capital, Canberra, is a somewhat smaller city near the East Coast, it is probable that the first place that comes to mind when you think of traveling to Australia is Sydney. After all, it is the country’s largest and most well-known city.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are two of the city’s most recognizable monuments, and they are just two of the many attractions that can be found in Sydney. Both of these may be found in the heart of the city and are only a short distance apart from one another.

Train Or Bus From Byron Bay and Sydney?

You can indeed travel from Byron Bay To Sydney by train but that won’t be recommended. If you want the efficient way, then you should take a bus. But the train is also an option NSW TrainLink runs twice daily between Byron Bay and Sydney, the cost is from $50 – $110 and takes about 12 hours.

Where Do Buses Depart From In Byron Bay And Sydney?

In Byron Bay, Greyhound buses leave from the Byron Bay Interchange, which is located at Bay C, 51-57 Butler St, Byron Bay NSW, while buses arrive in Sydney at the Sydney Central Station, which is located at the Forecourt, Coach Bays 5 & 6, Haymarket NSW.

How Do I Travel From Byron Bay To Sydney Without A Car?

There is a flight every four hours between Byron Bay and Sydney, operated by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas. Another option is to take the bus that runs once daily between Byron Bay and Sydney and is operated by Greyhound Australia.

How does Long do To Drive From Byron Bay To Sydney?

From Byron Bay To Sydney is about 756 kilometres which can take up to 8 hours if you take the straight highway route with four-wheelers. The trip typically takes about 13 hours and 30 minutes if you travel by bus.

How Long Is The Flight From Byron Bay To Sydney?

Flights operated by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas take around 3 hours and 30 minutes to go from Byron Bay to Sydney and costs $65 to $240 for each ticket.

What Is The Cheapest Way To Get From Byron Bay To Sydney?

The bus is indeed the cheapest way to get from Byron Bay To Sydney. A bus ticket will cost you $45 – $150, whereas a flight will cost you up to $240.

What Is The Fastest Way To Get From Byron Bay To Sydney?

The fastest way to get from Byron Bay To Sydney is a flight which will take about 3 hours 30 minutes approx and costs $65 to $240 for each ticket.

Which Airlines Fly From Byron Bay To Sydney Airport?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas fly from Byron Bay To Sydney airport, which will take about 3 hours 30 minutes approx and costs $65 to $240 for each ticket.

How Much Is A Bus Ticket From Byron Bay To Sydney?

It will cost about $45 – $150 to travel from Byron Bay To Sydney with a combined bus and train.


It’s not all about planning your trip and booking your flights. It’s about spending the time getting to know other people and making memories along the way. Don’t let the stress of the journey get in the way of experiencing life.

You might be looking at driving 1,000 km, or maybe only 100, but it’s still important to take time off. It’s a holiday. You deserve it.

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