Hunter Valley – Port Macquarie Sydney Hunter valley to Byron Bay Bus Tours
Sydney Hunter valley to Byron Bay Bus Tours Depart the Hunter Valley and travel by bus through Cessnock, Kurri Kurri to Raymond Terrace where you join the Pacific Highway. Just north of Bulahdelah, there will be a turn-off to Forster and Tuncurry. This route is only slightly longer and the road is windier than the direct highway route, however, it is very scenic and we suggest that you take this option. On the way to Forster, you will pass Smiths Lake.
Drive through Forster Sydney Hunter valley to Byron Bay Bus Tours
The drive to Forster and Tuncurry is quite windy but very pretty. Forster and its twin town of Tuncurry are linked by one of the longest pre-stressed concrete bridges in the southern hemisphere. Forster sits on a narrow strip of land between Wallis Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Forster is renowned for its great beaches and its fishing.
Port Macquarie – Coffs Harbour
Depart Port Macquarie and travel approximately 15kms until you join the Pacific Highway and travel north to Kempsey and Nambucca Heads to arrive at Coffs Harbour. A scenic detour can also be taken, by leaving the Pacific Highway at Kempsey and travelling towards the coast through the town of Gladstone to reach the quiet holiday town of Hat Head.
South West Rocks Sydney Hunter valley to Byron Bay Bus Tours
Travel north along the coast through parts of Hat Head National Park to reach the popular fishing and holiday resort of South West Rocks, with its beautiful beaches. You may also wish to visit the ruins of Trial Bay Gaol here, which dates back to the early convict settlement days. Smoky Cape Lighthouse, the highest in New South Wales, has terrific views and is well worth seeing. From South West Rocks, return to the Pacific Highway and continue to Coffs Harbour.
Coffs Harbour – Byron Bay
Depart Coffs Harbour via South Grafton and Maclean. At Maclean, an interesting detour to take is to join the coast road to Yamba. Yamba is a scenic and popular surfing/beach/fishing resort. Rejoin the Pacific Highway back at Maclean and travel via the town of Woodburn to Ballina. At Ballina, again leave the Pacific Highway and travel along the coast road through the pretty resort town of Lennox Head, to reach Byron Bay.
Lennox Head is one of those small townships which is characterized by a large and beautiful headland to the south and a long “seven-mile” beach. The Pat Morton Lookout offers excellent views from Lennox Head across Seven Mile Beach and south to Rocky Point and Skenners Head.
Bryon Bay is a mix of cultures (including the alternative) and lifestyles. Byron is “where the sun first hits the sand” – has a year-round subtropical climate, with summer temperatures dominated by a cooling offshore breeze.
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