Have you had enough of Byron Bay? That’s hard to believe. But I understand you could be keen to explore somewhere new and different. Here’s an itinerary that will take you to Byron Bay hinterland. And you’ll be back on time on the coast for the Sunday morning surfing session.
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.
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 Port Stephens to plan your visit and don’t miss these 5 must-dos/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.
There are many ways to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, and a long weekend trip to Heron Island may be my favourite. You’ll fall in love just with the photos but also read these tips to optimise your visit. When is the best season? What to bring? What to do if you don’t dive nor snorkel?
On Montague Island, it is easy to snorkel or dive with seals and see the cute little penguins racing back to the island for sunset. It’s an amazing protected place on Australia’s East Coast that all nature lovers will fall in love with. Learn more about our magical experience.
If you’re a diver travelling on Australia’s East Coast, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of the world’s best scuba diving sites. Here’s my personal list of the best dive sites in Queensland and New South Wales with quick notes on why I believe they deserve a spot on the list.
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.
South West Rocks is one of my favourite diving spot on Australia’s East Coast. Not only does it hosts an amazing marine life diversity, but it is also a memorable dive through one of the longest caves you can explore with a simple Open Water certification!
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.