Road Trip Guide – Coffs Harbour – Byron Bay – Gold Coast

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If road trips on the big open roads of Australia are your thing, then you’re in luck. BBM Live has taken the liberty of providing you with a great road trip guide from Coffs Harbour, via Byron Bay, Nimbin and to the Gold Coast.

Here’s what you can expect from this picturesque road trip in Australia.

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Coffs Harbour

coffs harbourHead 500 miles North along the coast from Sydney and you will reach Coffs Harbour. Famous for being the home to the world’s biggest bananas and some small but very popular dive spots; Coffs Harbour is a perfect town if you are keen to see some national parks too.

The views are amazing around Coffs Harbour present vistas where the mountains meet the sea about 350kms south of Brisbane. Coffs Harbour is a cool little town with big fruit and a big personality. Whilst Coffs isn’t the biggest of towns, there is a great choice of things to do which don’t have to burn a whole in your back pocket.

Australia is a travelers dream. With no end of remarkable coastlines, breathtaking sunsets and roads that seem to lead to nowhere but beautiful greenery and quaint towns, the East Coast is there to be enjoyed in whatever form you wish. There are several different ways to travel the East Coast, with a favourite of BBM’s being the traditional and uber cool camper van (much to do with the freedom and free beds where ever you may land your wheels).

There is the Greyhound bus service which you can pick and choose from to get from town to town, or of course you can fly from one coastal airport to the next. From Byron Bay, to Nimbin, and the Gold Coast, the world is your oyster and the choices of things to do; infinite. The thrill is in the ride and you will find that this guide to the East Coast will take you from place to place covering the best accommodation, bars, restaurants and activities. It’s just up to you how long you want the journey to last, all you need know is that the memories will last a lifetime.

Byron Bay

byron bayByron bay can be found in the North East corner of New South Wales tucked into a magic part of the coastline where both tourists and forever residing hippies mix and play music as the sun sets across the horizon. This small town is the place where the term ‘chilling’ was born, creating a feeling and atmosphere that not many other places in Australia seem to have.

The views from the hills of Byron are breathtaking and the beaches are incredible. It really is somewhere to soak up the sun and chill out until the cows come home. With only a small population of less than 5,000 – this place really does suck you in with its quirky and eccentric charm. There are plenty of things to do around Byron Bay; there’s a mix of shops, bars, clubs and tour companies you can go to if you’re wanting to go a little further and be a little livelier. The drumming circle on the beach front at sunset everyday is something you have to wander down to and check out whilst you’re there.

Byron Bay beaches and surf are legendary across Australia and it seems to be on everyone’s lists of places to go on the East Coast. There’s also loads of live music and buskers around town, which always attract the crowds on an early evening before people hit the bars. With perfect scenery for sky-divers, amazing surf and wonderful beaches, Byron Bay doesn’t have to sell itself, most people just do not want to leave once they have arrived.

Accommodation In Byron Bay?

Byron Bay is so laid back, you would be surprised that even the police are up early enough for the sunrise. However, the authorities around the bay can be a little tight and vigilant with campers parked up at the side of the road. To avoid hefty fines, make sure you park up at one of the hostels, for a budget price, hostels allow you to use their facilities but park and sleep in their car park area. Perfect if you want your own space or don’t want to pay a dorm fee when you have already paid for your beloved camper van. If you want to park the van outside of Byron and catch a bus in, there are certain routes you can take but it is better to pay to park at the hostels in Byron Bay and catch the free courtesy buses which take you in and out of Byron. It is worth being close to everything in the centre and being able to walk everywhere if you are out to have a drink at night. For instance, Bungalow has some great guest houses, however you then have to commute in and out of Byron Bay centre if you wish to do something in the day and night. In the centre of Byron Bay there are plenty of accommodating budget places to lay that sleepy head. There are hundreds of great food outlets and bars/clubs. It is a myth for people to say that there isn’t much to do during the day here in Byron, take to the skies, learn a new
skill or wander to see the wonderful lighthouse and the amazing views, which surround it.Accommodation

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Arts Factory
The Arts Factory is a dream hang out and is Byron Bay through and through.
You can choose from all different types of accommodation within the hostel’s
grounds. The facilities here provide everything you and your mates would
need for a few days whilst visiting the Byron Bay vibe. If you have a camper
hired, you can pay $10 to park your van outside (keeps the police at bay) –
then you can sleep in your van and use all of the great facilities here on offer.
There are classes here throughout the day where you can do yoga, play the
didgeridoo and you can even use the Art Factory’s very own recording studio.

1 Skinners Shoot Road,
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
(02) 6685 7700
www.nomadshostels.com/arts-factory/

Nomads Byron Bay Backpackers
Nomads in Byron Bay is more of a flashpackers haven. The great thing about this
place is the choice of different room to choose from to suit your budget. There
is a cinema lounge, girls only dorms and also a daily walk with the Nomads
crew up to the Byron Bay lighthouse, which is a must do whilst you are in
Byron Bay. The views are amazing and it is worth the climb to the top.

1 Lawson Street 
Byron Bay NSW 2481

(02) 6680 7966

www.nomadsbyronbay.com

Cape Lodge
Cape Lodge Hostel will make your traveling as stress free as possible. They
go with the Byron flow, offering free courtesy buses to pick up and drop off
around Byron Bay as you arrive until you leave. They also offer free pancake
breakfasts and WIFI which makes life of course a lot easier when trying to
keep in contacts with friends and family back home. You can join in on the
sunrise tour to the lighthouse if you are feeling energetic in the mornings after
some delicious pancakes and there are many different types of dorms or
private rooms to choose from.

78 Bangalow Road 
Byron Bay NSW 2481
(02) 6685 6445
www.capebyronlodge.com

Food

Balcony Bar & Restaurant
Balcony bar and restaurant know how to make you smile. With a menu to
die for and a selection of offers throughout the day, life is sweet at Balcony.
During the week in the late afternoon, they have half price tapas for you and
your mates to share. Along with $5 beers and Coronas to add, explore the
oldest building in Byron and look out onto the streets and seafront of Byron Bay
with a fresh summer breeze. During the winter months, there is a wonderful
fire to snuggle up next to.

7/3 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

(02) 6680 9666
www.balcony.com.au

Byron Beach Cafe
Byron beach cafe is open from sunrise til late, serving hungry Byron mouths
amazing food around the clock. Whether it’s an early breakfast, a late brunch,
a chilled out lunch or a celebratory dinner- the Beach Cafe’s menu will
accommodate. This place isn’t the cheapest but the beach and mountain
views are worth every penny.
Clarkes Beach, Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

(02) 6685 8400
www.byronbeachcafe.com.au

Bars

Cheeky Monkey’s
Cheeky Monkey’s is a restaurant/bar/party place for all kinds of Byron Bay
lovers
. Each night has a different feel to it, whether it’s a Mexican themed
night or a wet t-shirt competition- Cheeky’s is always packed with people
wanting to have a laugh and get a little crazy. Their menu suits the lower
budget and often includes a free ticket to the party later that night. Look out
for some great happy hour offers.
115 Jonson Street?, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

(02) 6685 5886
www.cheekymonkeys.com.au

Cocomangas
Progressive House in the ears and cocktails in a jam jar? Welcome to
Cocomangas. Whilst downstairs hosts top 40 hits and commercial music,
upstairs lets you dance the night away to some nice House whilst sipping on
your favourite cocktail out of a Cocomangas signature jam jar. Two floors, two
DJs, twice as much fun.
32 Jonson Street?Byron Bay, NSW
(02) 6685 8493

La La Land
La La Land feels like home. The Byron Bay British community love La La
Land for its chilled out vibe and damn good music. At the weekend this place
gets packed with friendly people just wanting to dance and smile. For the
latest House and Tech, find La La Land and lose yourself.
6 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
(02) 6680 7070
www.lalalandbyronbay.com.au

 

Activities

Sky Dive Byron Bay
Sky Dive Byron Bay has been the best of the best for seeing the Bay from
above and all its glory. With free pick-ups provided from Ballina, Gold Coast,
Brisbane etc., you can see why people come from far and wide to fall 14,000

over this breathtaking town. Feel the thrill of a sixty-second free fall over the
most Easterly point of Australia – it’s the chance of a lifetime and something
you will never forget.
Byron Bay, NSW 2481

1800 800 840
www.skydivebyronbay.com

Byron Bay Ballooning
Byron Bay Ballooning allows you to see Byron in a way it is supposed to
be seen. Floating around in a huge balloon isn’t an everyday occurrence,
however, for something completely different and a day out which is like no
other… take to the skies.

1 Old Brunswick Road
Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

1300 889 660
www.byronbayballooning.com.au


Byron Bay Circus Act Training Classes
Byron Bay is full to the brim with eccentric and very interesting things to do
which set the town aside from the rest of Australia. Head to Circus Arts for
classes for kids to adults in circus acts, aerial, such as trapeze amongst other
great opportunities to learn a new skill. This place aids people in strength, skill
and most of all; allows you to have fun whilst doing something worthwhile.

Byron Entertainment Centre
17 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
(02) 6685 6566
www.circusarts.com.au/byron

Nimbin

The town of Nimbin is hidden away in the sub-tropical hills of the most Easterly point of an extinct volcano in the rainbow region of Northern New South Wales. Home to the Mardi-Grass, Nimbin is known as the ‘Alternative Capital of Australia’ for a reason- a ‘must-do’ place for all East Coast travellers. There is so much history and culture where a rich multi-cultural diversity lives and breaths a welcoming vibe to all those who come to check out Nimbin’s arts and healing community. With the streets filled with musicians, some people have stated that Nimbin is the drug capital of Australia and a ‘social experiment town’ which is fuelled by eccentrics, hippies and drug taking residents. However, this town is a great place to visit for the day, with plenty of cafes and restaurants and beautiful surroundings. Many people come to Nimbin on day tour bus trips from Byron Bay. This gives you a full day here, which a lot of people say is perfect for a small town such as this. However, some people get to Nimbin, and never want to leave. Whichever type of person you are, here is a list of the best bits of Nimbin town.

The Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast is famous for many reasons such as the sun, the beaches, the surf, the paradise and of course… the nightlife! The Gold Coast is the kind of place that can be alive and kicking with things to do 24/7, especially when it comes to Surfers Paradise. Situated centrally on the East Coast of Australia – there are countless things to do in the Gold Coast City and other surrounding suburbs. There is so much to do around Surfers Paradise and the other beach suburbs, with 57 kilometres (35 miles) of coastline – the array of beaches to choose from means that there is somewhere new to explore every moment. Mermaid beach for instance is suited to the more chilled resident, as it is far quieter and more relaxed, yet still providing a number of things to do with a great café culture (Just have a wonder down the Gold Coast Hwy/beaches to come across the different suburbs). However if that’s not your cup of tea, then perhaps visit Broadbeach.

Broadbeach is slightly more of a party town with a great selection of things to do in the week, after work or quirky bars to visit at the weekend. The selection of surf clubs serving cold beer and munch after a day at the beach, surfing or the office, makes this place really feel like a holiday joint everyday of the week.

When looking for things to do in the Gold Coast suburbs, Currumbin and Main Beach are hugely popular for other tourist attractions and beautiful sands. The Currumbin Wildlife Park provides a fun day out where you can meet and greet native Australian wildlife and even wine and dine whilst watching animal shows with a live performance at the Yanguwah experience. Currumbin has a wonderfully natural side where you can visit rock pools and waterfalls to bask in the sun. The Gold Coast has a massive selection of days out such as the highest number of entertainment activities in the southern hemisphere include family friendly activities such Sea World, Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet and Wild as well as smaller day activities for the more adventures such as Whale Watching, Zorbing (Oz Ball), Jet Boating and Jet Ski Safaris and fishing trips. If you’re looking for activities and things to do in the evening then why not say hello to the famous Meter Maids in Surfers Paradise while on a bar crawl or head to the Broadbeach bars for a slightly different evening experience.

The Gold Coast isn’t just about the blonde hair and the buffed up bodies, there are some real natural breathtaking places to visit that sometimes are missed by people because of the big nights out to be had. Take a look at our ‘Things to do’ below, the selection for the Gold Coast is endless.

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Coffs Harbour To The Gold Coast – The Scenic Road Trip

Coffs HarbourByron Bay – 3 hours – 239km
Byron Bay – Nightcap National Park – 1 hour 20 – 78km
Nightcap National Park – Nimbin – 50 mins – 37km
Nimbin – Corrumbin – 1 hour 20 mins – 57.3km
Corrumbin – Mermaid Waters – 20 mins -12km
Mermaid Waters – Broadbeach – 5 mins – 2.9km

Broadbeach – Surfers Paradise – 8 mins – 3.9km
Surfers Paradise – Main Beach – 10 mins – 4.2km

Total Estimated Driving Time – 7 hours 13 mins

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If road trips on the big open roads of Australia are your thing, then you’re in luck. BBM Live has taken the liberty of providing you with a great road trip guide from Coffs Harbour, via Byron Bay, Nimbin and to the Gold Coast.

Here’s what you can expect from this picturesque road trip in Australia.

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Coffs Harbour

coffs harbourHead 500 miles North along the coast from Sydney and you will reach Coffs Harbour. Famous for being the home to the world’s biggest bananas and some small but very popular dive spots; Coffs Harbour is a perfect town if you are keen to see some national parks too.

The views are amazing around Coffs Harbour present vistas where the mountains meet the sea about 350kms south of Brisbane. Coffs Harbour is a cool little town with big fruit and a big personality. Whilst Coffs isn’t the biggest of towns, there is a great choice of things to do which don’t have to burn a whole in your back pocket.

Australia is a travelers dream. With no end of remarkable coastlines, breathtaking sunsets and roads that seem to lead to nowhere but beautiful greenery and quaint towns, the East Coast is there to be enjoyed in whatever form you wish. There are several different ways to travel the East Coast, with a favourite of BBM’s being the traditional and uber cool camper van (much to do with the freedom and free beds where ever you may land your wheels).

There is the Greyhound bus service which you can pick and choose from to get from town to town, or of course you can fly from one coastal airport to the next. From Byron Bay, to Nimbin, and the Gold Coast, the world is your oyster and the choices of things to do; infinite. The thrill is in the ride and you will find that this guide to the East Coast will take you from place to place covering the best accommodation, bars, restaurants and activities. It’s just up to you how long you want the journey to last, all you need know is that the memories will last a lifetime.

Byron Bay

byron bayByron bay can be found in the North East corner of New South Wales tucked into a magic part of the coastline where both tourists and forever residing hippies mix and play music as the sun sets across the horizon. This small town is the place where the term ‘chilling’ was born, creating a feeling and atmosphere that not many other places in Australia seem to have.

The views from the hills of Byron are breathtaking and the beaches are incredible. It really is somewhere to soak up the sun and chill out until the cows come home. With only a small population of less than 5,000 – this place really does suck you in with its quirky and eccentric charm. There are plenty of things to do around Byron Bay; there’s a mix of shops, bars, clubs and tour companies you can go to if you’re wanting to go a little further and be a little livelier. The drumming circle on the beach front at sunset everyday is something you have to wander down to and check out whilst you’re there.

Byron Bay beaches and surf are legendary across Australia and it seems to be on everyone’s lists of places to go on the East Coast. There’s also loads of live music and buskers around town, which always attract the crowds on an early evening before people hit the bars. With perfect scenery for sky-divers, amazing surf and wonderful beaches, Byron Bay doesn’t have to sell itself, most people just do not want to leave once they have arrived.

Accommodation In Byron Bay?

Byron Bay is so laid back, you would be surprised that even the police are up early enough for the sunrise. However, the authorities around the bay can be a little tight and vigilant with campers parked up at the side of the road. To avoid hefty fines, make sure you park up at one of the hostels, for a budget price, hostels allow you to use their facilities but park and sleep in their car park area. Perfect if you want your own space or don’t want to pay a dorm fee when you have already paid for your beloved camper van. If you want to park the van outside of Byron and catch a bus in, there are certain routes you can take but it is better to pay to park at the hostels in Byron Bay and catch the free courtesy buses which take you in and out of Byron. It is worth being close to everything in the centre and being able to walk everywhere if you are out to have a drink at night. For instance, Bungalow has some great guest houses, however you then have to commute in and out of Byron Bay centre if you wish to do something in the day and night. In the centre of Byron Bay there are plenty of accommodating budget places to lay that sleepy head. There are hundreds of great food outlets and bars/clubs. It is a myth for people to say that there isn’t much to do during the day here in Byron, take to the skies, learn a new
skill or wander to see the wonderful lighthouse and the amazing views, which surround it.Accommodation

Arts Factory
The Arts Factory is a dream hang out and is Byron Bay through and through.
You can choose from all different types of accommodation within the hostel’s
grounds. The facilities here provide everything you and your mates would
need for a few days whilst visiting the Byron Bay vibe. If you have a camper
hired, you can pay $10 to park your van outside (keeps the police at bay) –
then you can sleep in your van and use all of the great facilities here on offer.
There are classes here throughout the day where you can do yoga, play the
didgeridoo and you can even use the Art Factory’s very own recording studio.

1 Skinners Shoot Road,
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
(02) 6685 7700
www.nomadshostels.com/arts-factory/

Nomads Byron Bay Backpackers
Nomads in Byron Bay is more of a flashpackers haven. The great thing about this
place is the choice of different room to choose from to suit your budget. There
is a cinema lounge, girls only dorms and also a daily walk with the Nomads
crew up to the Byron Bay lighthouse, which is a must do whilst you are in
Byron Bay. The views are amazing and it is worth the climb to the top.

1 Lawson Street 
Byron Bay NSW 2481

(02) 6680 7966

www.nomadsbyronbay.com

Cape Lodge
Cape Lodge Hostel will make your traveling as stress free as possible. They
go with the Byron flow, offering free courtesy buses to pick up and drop off
around Byron Bay as you arrive until you leave. They also offer free pancake
breakfasts and WIFI which makes life of course a lot easier when trying to
keep in contacts with friends and family back home. You can join in on the
sunrise tour to the lighthouse if you are feeling energetic in the mornings after
some delicious pancakes and there are many different types of dorms or
private rooms to choose from.

78 Bangalow Road 
Byron Bay NSW 2481
(02) 6685 6445
www.capebyronlodge.com

Food

Balcony Bar & Restaurant
Balcony bar and restaurant know how to make you smile. With a menu to
die for and a selection of offers throughout the day, life is sweet at Balcony.
During the week in the late afternoon, they have half price tapas for you and
your mates to share. Along with $5 beers and Coronas to add, explore the
oldest building in Byron and look out onto the streets and seafront of Byron Bay
with a fresh summer breeze. During the winter months, there is a wonderful
fire to snuggle up next to.

7/3 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

(02) 6680 9666
www.balcony.com.au

Byron Beach Cafe
Byron beach cafe is open from sunrise til late, serving hungry Byron mouths
amazing food around the clock. Whether it’s an early breakfast, a late brunch,
a chilled out lunch or a celebratory dinner- the Beach Cafe’s menu will
accommodate. This place isn’t the cheapest but the beach and mountain
views are worth every penny.
Clarkes Beach, Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

(02) 6685 8400
www.byronbeachcafe.com.au

Bars

Cheeky Monkey’s
Cheeky Monkey’s is a restaurant/bar/party place for all kinds of Byron Bay
lovers
. Each night has a different feel to it, whether it’s a Mexican themed
night or a wet t-shirt competition- Cheeky’s is always packed with people
wanting to have a laugh and get a little crazy. Their menu suits the lower
budget and often includes a free ticket to the party later that night. Look out
for some great happy hour offers.
115 Jonson Street?, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

(02) 6685 5886
www.cheekymonkeys.com.au

Cocomangas
Progressive House in the ears and cocktails in a jam jar? Welcome to
Cocomangas. Whilst downstairs hosts top 40 hits and commercial music,
upstairs lets you dance the night away to some nice House whilst sipping on
your favourite cocktail out of a Cocomangas signature jam jar. Two floors, two
DJs, twice as much fun.
32 Jonson Street?Byron Bay, NSW
(02) 6685 8493

La La Land
La La Land feels like home. The Byron Bay British community love La La
Land for its chilled out vibe and damn good music. At the weekend this place
gets packed with friendly people just wanting to dance and smile. For the
latest House and Tech, find La La Land and lose yourself.
6 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
(02) 6680 7070
www.lalalandbyronbay.com.au

 

Activities

Sky Dive Byron Bay
Sky Dive Byron Bay has been the best of the best for seeing the Bay from
above and all its glory. With free pick-ups provided from Ballina, Gold Coast,
Brisbane etc., you can see why people come from far and wide to fall 14,000

over this breathtaking town. Feel the thrill of a sixty-second free fall over the
most Easterly point of Australia – it’s the chance of a lifetime and something
you will never forget.
Byron Bay, NSW 2481

1800 800 840
www.skydivebyronbay.com

Byron Bay Ballooning
Byron Bay Ballooning allows you to see Byron in a way it is supposed to
be seen. Floating around in a huge balloon isn’t an everyday occurrence,
however, for something completely different and a day out which is like no
other… take to the skies.

1 Old Brunswick Road
Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

1300 889 660
www.byronbayballooning.com.au


Byron Bay Circus Act Training Classes
Byron Bay is full to the brim with eccentric and very interesting things to do
which set the town aside from the rest of Australia. Head to Circus Arts for
classes for kids to adults in circus acts, aerial, such as trapeze amongst other
great opportunities to learn a new skill. This place aids people in strength, skill
and most of all; allows you to have fun whilst doing something worthwhile.

Byron Entertainment Centre
17 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
(02) 6685 6566
www.circusarts.com.au/byron

Nimbin

The town of Nimbin is hidden away in the sub-tropical hills of the most Easterly point of an extinct volcano in the rainbow region of Northern New South Wales. Home to the Mardi-Grass, Nimbin is known as the ‘Alternative Capital of Australia’ for a reason- a ‘must-do’ place for all East Coast travellers. There is so much history and culture where a rich multi-cultural diversity lives and breaths a welcoming vibe to all those who come to check out Nimbin’s arts and healing community. With the streets filled with musicians, some people have stated that Nimbin is the drug capital of Australia and a ‘social experiment town’ which is fuelled by eccentrics, hippies and drug taking residents. However, this town is a great place to visit for the day, with plenty of cafes and restaurants and beautiful surroundings. Many people come to Nimbin on day tour bus trips from Byron Bay. This gives you a full day here, which a lot of people say is perfect for a small town such as this. However, some people get to Nimbin, and never want to leave. Whichever type of person you are, here is a list of the best bits of Nimbin town.

The Gold Coast & Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast is famous for many reasons such as the sun, the beaches, the surf, the paradise and of course… the nightlife! The Gold Coast is the kind of place that can be alive and kicking with things to do 24/7, especially when it comes to Surfers Paradise. Situated centrally on the East Coast of Australia – there are countless things to do in the Gold Coast City and other surrounding suburbs. There is so much to do around Surfers Paradise and the other beach suburbs, with 57 kilometres (35 miles) of coastline – the array of beaches to choose from means that there is somewhere new to explore every moment. Mermaid beach for instance is suited to the more chilled resident, as it is far quieter and more relaxed, yet still providing a number of things to do with a great café culture (Just have a wonder down the Gold Coast Hwy/beaches to come across the different suburbs). However if that’s not your cup of tea, then perhaps visit Broadbeach.

Broadbeach is slightly more of a party town with a great selection of things to do in the week, after work or quirky bars to visit at the weekend. The selection of surf clubs serving cold beer and munch after a day at the beach, surfing or the office, makes this place really feel like a holiday joint everyday of the week.

When looking for things to do in the Gold Coast suburbs, Currumbin and Main Beach are hugely popular for other tourist attractions and beautiful sands. The Currumbin Wildlife Park provides a fun day out where you can meet and greet native Australian wildlife and even wine and dine whilst watching animal shows with a live performance at the Yanguwah experience. Currumbin has a wonderfully natural side where you can visit rock pools and waterfalls to bask in the sun. The Gold Coast has a massive selection of days out such as the highest number of entertainment activities in the southern hemisphere include family friendly activities such Sea World, Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet and Wild as well as smaller day activities for the more adventures such as Whale Watching, Zorbing (Oz Ball), Jet Boating and Jet Ski Safaris and fishing trips. If you’re looking for activities and things to do in the evening then why not say hello to the famous Meter Maids in Surfers Paradise while on a bar crawl or head to the Broadbeach bars for a slightly different evening experience.

The Gold Coast isn’t just about the blonde hair and the buffed up bodies, there are some real natural breathtaking places to visit that sometimes are missed by people because of the big nights out to be had. Take a look at our ‘Things to do’ below, the selection for the Gold Coast is endless.

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Coffs Harbour To The Gold Coast – The Scenic Road Trip

Coffs HarbourByron Bay – 3 hours – 239km
Byron Bay – Nightcap National Park – 1 hour 20 – 78km
Nightcap National Park – Nimbin – 50 mins – 37km
Nimbin – Corrumbin – 1 hour 20 mins – 57.3km
Corrumbin – Mermaid Waters – 20 mins -12km
Mermaid Waters – Broadbeach – 5 mins – 2.9km

Broadbeach – Surfers Paradise – 8 mins – 3.9km
Surfers Paradise – Main Beach – 10 mins – 4.2km

Total Estimated Driving Time – 7 hours 13 mins

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