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Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

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Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Hi Guys,

I am driving to Gold Coast on 25th/12/2011 from Sydney...would anyone recommend any good towns, places where we can stop over night ?

Planing to do about 500 - 600KM in the first day.

I will then be leaving Gold Coast to on 27th or 28th back to Sydney with few stops on the way too.

Thanks Guys

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1. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Have you checked for vacancies anywhere? The coast route would be pretty much booked out, perhaps inland, somewhere like Armidale?

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2. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

I am actually looking as we speak....all i need a bit of spance for my tent :)

and so far not much luck :(

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3. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Zemk, Coffs harbour is about half way, I'll be leaving on Xmas day 3am, will drive through, share the driving with my wife, its an easy drive to the gold coast 10-11 hrs, but i've lost count how many times ive drove it.

Phone ahead to see if you can get a site.........Scott

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4. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Port Macquarie is another nice place to stop. It's about 5-6 hours from Sydney. There are a few beaches, lots of restaurants, and I think there is camping as well.

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5. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Port Macquarie, would not that mean I will have to get off the highway??

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6. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Yes you will need to get off the highway. From memory (it's been a while since I was there) it is about half an hour direct from the highway to PM.

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7. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Thanks a lot,

if you had to choose between Armidale, Macquqrie Park or Coffs Harbour, which one woud you pick ?

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8. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

For me, it would be Port Macquarie. There is camping here:

…sundownerholidays.com/index.php/…camping

The above is walking distance to the main town centre, the beach and the breakwall.

http://www.flynnsbeachcaravanpark.com.au/

The above is a bit further out of town but is driveable and is near Flynn's Beach.

Not sure if they have availability for this close to your departure though.

Edited: 21 December 2011, 00:36
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9. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Port Macquarie town centre is only about 5 - 10 minutes, at the most, from the highway. From Sydney it is about 4.5 hours driving time and still a lot more, about 7 hours, to the Gold Coast. Anywhere along the coast will be busy at the time you are travelling and most caravan parks/camp grounds will be booked out. The inland route through the New England Highway takes about the same travel time with more possibility of getting accommodation.

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10. Re: Sydney to Gold Coast....where to stop?

Hi,

Also have a read through the link below regarding where to stay.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g255055-c3001/Austral…

For Port Macquarie - look on wotif - most are booked out already.

wotif.com/hotels/australia-nsw-port-macquari…