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.
Spotting a platypus in the wild is a challenging bucket list item. These shy creatures scare easy. But I managed to see a few of them! Learn the secrets about where to go and what to expect to increase your chances of seeing a platypus! Spoiler: it’s not easy… Do you accept the challenge?
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.
Leave Narooma behind for the best seal and penguin experience in NSW. In 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.
Scuba diving Australia is amazing. If you’re travelling on the East Coast, you’ll have opportunities to enjoy some of the world’s best scuba diving sites. Here’s the ultimate list of the best diving sites in Australia (Queensland & New South Wales) with quick notes on why they made it to the list. Map included!
Diving South West Rocks is a fantastic experience. 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! Find out why Fish Rock Cave is one of my favourite diving spot in Australia…
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.
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.