The journey begins at The Big Smoke: Sydney. Home of the Swans, the largest fish market in the Southern Hemisphere and the Opera House. Another fun fact? The city was in the Guinness Book of Records for creating the longest line of pizzas in its Italian quarter. We recommend starting here with a bite to eat and then heading North.
Central Coast, NSW
Only an hour's drive north of Sydney and you'll happen upon the golden beaches of the Central Coast. Take on popular surf spot Avoca Beach, hike through the rainforest at Bouddi National Park and meet a cuddly koala at Australian Reptile Park. Don't miss out on the Woy Woy Fishermens Wharf; they one of the best waterfronts and tastiest fish & chips in town.
Mid North Coast, NSW
Freckled with lakes, rivers and eucalypt forest, this stretch of coastline is simply beautiful. Unspoilt beaches line the dense Booti Booti National Park, perfect for a wander or a picnic. Sit along the Manning River to hook in the evening's dinner of bream and flathead. Once you're in Coffs Harbour, you can finally tick off the most important sight: the Big Banana.
North Coast, NSW
Why does everyone fawn over Byron Bay? When you visit this iconic, bohemian town, you will know exactly why. After a day of surfing The Wreck and doing the Lighthouse Walk, you'll catch yourself swooning over the sunsets on the horizon. It's not all about Byron Bay, though. The Ballina Farmers Market's fresh produce and the swimming hole at the lush Killen Falls will you have you staying longer than you planned.
Fraser Coast, QLD
A stone's throw away from the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, pencil yourself in some time along this stretch of coastline. A haven for whale watching and four-wheel driving, you'll quickly settle into their year-round pleasant temps. If you're looking to fish, pull up to Lake Awoonga for a day fantastic barramundi fishing.
Capricorn Coast, QLD
Welcome to your final destination; you will be greeted by the 27 Keppel Bay islands, the majesty of Mount Archer and fairy floss sunsets that will knock your socks off. You've had a long trip and you're hungry: bite into the best steak of your life in Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. When you've had your fill of rodeos and bushland hiking, head to the coast's largest town of Yeppoon. They've got snorkelling, they've got limestone caves - and they've got golf.