Anyone driving from Sydney to Brisbane should stay an evening in Nambucca Heads! It's about halfway. I stayed at the Riverside Lodge in Aug '05, (booked on wotif for less than $70 US). They let us use their washer/dryer free. We had a mini-fridge and ensuite. It's a quiet place, with only 8 rooms. Our balcony overlooked over the river, park and boardwalk. An awesome internet cafe is within walking distance. I believe Nambucca Heads is a popular Australian summer destination, but we had it to ourselves when we visted, and loved it! Also, the Portugese seafood restaurant down by the water has the best pealla ever!