Winter Road Trip Adventures Departing from Brisbane  | Lets Go Caravan and Camping

Winter Road Trip Adventures Departing from Brisbane 

Category: Inspiration, News, Date: 23 April 2024

Winter is the perfect time to plan your next road trip adventure from Brisbane. Winter travel in Queensland means you can avoid the crowds (and hot temperatures) of the summer and still enjoy good weather and great destinations!  

For a fun escape from Brisbane, check out our itinerary for this exciting adventure from Brisbane, Queensland to Port Macquarie in Northern New South Wales. We have all the essential information, the best activities along the way and more. Check it out! 

Brisbane – Port Macquarie Road Trip Itinerary  

Brisbane to Gold Coast (Broadbeach) – approx 1-1.5 hours 

Winter Road Trip to the Gold Coast
Tourism Australia

This epic winter road trips kicks off in Brisbane and heads South to Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. The drive can take anywhere from one hour to one and a half hours depending on what time you hit the road.  

Broadbeach is the perfect first stop on this trip. Offering everything from pristine white sand beaches, children’s playgrounds, stylish shopping and dining experiences, local markets, yoga and a range of water activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy!  

Some stand-out destinations for Broadbeach include the refreshing oasis on Cascade Gardens, which overlooks the Nerang River, reveals traces of Aboriginal culture, and houses Queensland’s Korean War Memorial, or visit the stunning Kurrawa beach and parklands for a BBQ or family picnic. For parks between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, check out the Caravanning Queensland website.

Gold Coast to Byron Bay – approx 1.25-1.75 hours 

Winter Road Trip to Byron Bay
Tourism Australia

Once you’ve enjoyed a morning or afternoon at Broadbeach, the next exciting part of this adventure is the journey down to the beautiful Byron Bay. The drive via Pacific Motorway offers stunning views of the ocean and hinterland and takes you by gorgeous locations such as Kingscliff Beach on the Tweed Coast. If you fancy another pitstop before Byron Bay, this is a beautiful spot for a picnic, a meal or even an overnight at the Kingscliff North Holiday Park! 

Once you arrive into Byron Bay, we recommend heading for a walk on the stunning Main Beach before finishing off your day with a meal in one of the many great eateries in the area and some live music. Before you head off anywhere the next day, make sure you make the trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse for a spectacular sunrise and enjoy some of the amazing water sport activities offered in Byron including Sea Kayaking with dolphins, whales and turtles or surf lessons at the famous Belongil Beach.  

For parks in Byron Bay, check out Caravan & Camping NSW.

Byron to Coffs Harbour – approx 2.5-2.75 hours 

Winter Road Trip to Coffs Harbour
Tourism Australia

Once you’ve experienced the best Byron Bay has to offer, it’s time to take off for the next leg of the adventure! The Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour section is slightly longer than the other drives but offers a great pitstop option in the gorgeous seaside village of Angourie. Angourie is surrounded by stunning beaches, picnic areas and walking tracks making it the perfect rest stop for this trip.  

Once you’ve landed in Coffs Harbour, you will be spoiled for activities. This beautiful coastal city offers glorious stretches of sandy beaches, a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere and stunning rainforests and waterfalls for exploration.  

If you’re travelling with kids, you should pay a visit to the fantastic Big Banana Fun Park. Adventure seekers will be more than satisfied with the range of adventure tours, scuba diving and outdoor adventures in Coffs Harbour. For those seeking more relaxed exploration, the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden is an eco-accredited green oasis in the heart of Coff’s Harbour.  

Coffs Harbour has some great camping accommodation options, to find the perfect holiday park look here. 

Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie – approx 1.75-2.25 hours 

Winter Road Trip to Port Macquarie
Tourism Australia

The final stretch of this amazing adventure is Coffs to Port Macquarie. This part of the winter road trip can take anywhere from one and half hours to two, depending on traffic and road conditions. If you’re looking for a pitstop on the road to Port Macquarie, we recommend visiting the historic town of Kempsey. Set on the banks of the beautiful Macleay River, Kempsey is surrounded by National Parks to explore and local breweries and riverside dining experiences to enjoy.  

Port Macquarie is a Mid-North Coast gem, renowned for its natural beauty, stunning beaches and abundant wildlife. Some of the must-see attractions of Port Macquarie is the Billabond Zoo and Wildlife Park, Bago Maze and Winery, Port Macquarie Coastal Walk and Flynns Beach. To wrap up your spectacular winter road trip enjoy a meal at one of the many local seafood restaurants or experience the local markets. 

This exciting road trip from Brisbane, along the stunning South Queensland and Northern New South Wales Coast is the perfect winter travel adventure. For places to stay on your travels, check out these amazing Holiday Parks in Queensland and New South Wales.  

For more Road Trip inspiration, check out our website.

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