We’ve explored many waterfalls on Australia’s East Coast, and without hesitation, I give Protesters Falls a spot on the must-see list for waterfall lovers. It’s also a nice short walk to escape the heat and the crowd from the coast and a beautiful spot to explore on the way to Nimbin.
Nelson Bay in Port Stephens is a fantastic destination, as a day or weekend trip from Sydney or as an excellent detour during a Sydney to Brisbane road trip on Australia’s East Coast. Learn more about things to do in Nelson Bay to plan your visit and don’t miss these amazing must-dos and must-sees.
If you’re after a bit of exercise and may consider a dip to cool down, the Lower Portals at the base of Mount Barney will be just what you need. Unlike the Northbrook Gorge, you don’t have to get wet at the Lower Portals to see the gorge, but it’s a lovely swimming spot.
The Royal National Park is one of Australia’s most beautiful national parks and also one of the easiest to access from a major city. Despite the proximity of Sydney, the wilderness feeling while exploring its many walking tracks stayed intact.
Northbrook Gorges is the perfect hike when Brisbane gets too hot, and you want to escape the heat with some outdoor fun. Walk in the shade of the forest and refresh with swims in the river while admiring the stunning rocks surrounding you.
Crowdy Bay, despite its unfamous and unpleasant name, won my heart. After 4,500km on the road along the East Coast and more than 20 National Parks, it earned its place on my favourite list in just a few hours. Learn more about the best spots to visit there.
Doing a road trip on Australia’s East Coast? Leave the Pacific Motorway for a change of scenery with this inland itinerary from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane. An opportunity to view beautiful waterfalls, stunning gorges and cute wildlife.
Mount Kosciuszko is inevitably on many Australian bucket list: hiking Australia’s highest mountain is a seducing idea. Do not underestimate the climb. Read these important tips to plan your hike to the top of Australia. Includes advice on the best paths, the essential gear and planning info.
Do you want to enjoy the best views of Rainbow Beach and Double Island Point but you don’t have a 4WD? Good news: there are a few other ways to reach Double Island Point. Bonus: they’re all at least as fun as driving on the beach!
A weekend away to the Granite Belt & Girraween National Park will make you discover an unknown facet of Queensland.