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1. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 10y

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hi guys,
i need your help,
if there were 5 places of intrest,veiws,towns,areas,beaches, things i must do, or must see while traveling from sydney to brisbane, what would they be ???????????
many thanks garry,

2. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 10y

If you like beaches and tourist towns, check out Byron Bay There's a greally great lookout there and if you go at sunset/sunrise you can get some great shots. And if you want to see Australia trying desperately to be like California... check out the Gold Coast (although unless you're a Japanese tourist you might want to spend a short time there). If you want to see a town that's a little bit 'different', check out Nimben. It's a funky little hippy town (that's quickly turning into a tourist town). The art gallery there is amazing, and the buildings are all so colourful and creative. It's worth a visit (especially if you go during the weed festival).

3. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

Quoting funkfaerie

If you like beaches and tourist towns, check out Byron Bay There's a greally great lookout there and if you go at sunset/sunrise you can get some great shots. And if you want to see Australia trying desperately to be like California... check out the Gold Coast (although unless you're a Japanese tourist you might want to spend a short time there). If you want to see a town that's a little bit 'different', check out Nimben. It's a funky little hippy town (that's quickly turning into a tourist town). The art gallery there is amazing, and the buildings are all so colourful and creative. It's worth a visit (especially if you go during the weed festival).

how is the gold coast possibly trying to be like california?

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

Hi Garry,

if you're into nice wine and cheese you should go to Hunter Valley. It's off the coast about three hours north of Sydney and it's definitely worth a day trip visiting some of the wineries ;).

Steff

5. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

Hi Gary,

When you arrive in brisbane i suggest you explore from the CBD area, if you like big shopping complexes. The Queens Plaza is a fairly new establishment here and loads more to see as you walk around.........take a loook at the info centre when you arrive for more detail........
Catch a bus and you could go into The Valley, loads of retro style shopping, pub for a drink (if your legal)etc...For abit of excitement, we have the Story Bridge climb with views of the city. Or you could hire a bike, and explore the views around brisbane river. That ride could take you out to a place called Southbank, stop there for coffee etc.......
For mountain views and more check out, Mt cravatt...fairly close to city....further out, mount tambourine is about half and hour from city.
Anyhow, i hope this info helps you abit.:)

All the best, enjoy.

Lush88

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

I wouldn't bother. I'd rather fly from Sydney to Brisbane and then drive north from there to places around the Sunshine Coast (Noosa, Maroochydore, etc).

But if you must, try Port Stephens (Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay) and the Byron Bay area.

7. Posted by neha-tour (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Quoting garry moll

hi guys,
i need your help,
if there were 5 places of intrest,veiws,towns,areas,beaches, things i must do, or must see while traveling from sydney to brisbane, what would they be ???????????
many thanks garry,

8. Posted by Kanga (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

Hi Garry,
I suggest that as you drive up the coast from Sydney cut in and to the Hunter Valley Wine reagion then come back out onto the coast road and head up to Byron Bay (Byron's fun but a bit of a tourist mecca these days) - while there check out Lennox Heads, Cabaritta and Kingscliff. The Goldie is fun for the nightlife. Brisbane has great things to do and see (Hot Air balloon Ride on a clear morning is pretty cool). I'd then make your way to the Sunshine Coast (and you can go see Steve Irwin at Australia Zoo!!) and up to Fraser Island (if you go to Rainbow Beach you can hire a 4WD from the Backpackers there and head on over to Fraser Island (definately worth the effort). Hope you have a great time.
Safe travels.

9. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 10y

Quoting grasshoppa

how is the gold coast possibly trying to be like california?

The plastics.

10. Posted by kgerard (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Fraser Island (off Hervey Bay) is a must see. Its World Heritage listed and is simply amazing. Imagine an island totally made out of sand. No soil, just sand. Huge towering trees growing totally out of sand.

Crystal clear lakes with white sandy bottoms.

If you are going over- take a 3 day package with a group. You'll get to see whole island.

Cheers Kay