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1. Posted by andygnd (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

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Hi all,

I have a car and am planning on heading down from Noosa (currently living) to sydney for christmas... What are the top things I should see on my route down? I will have a few weeks, so any places to stay etc would also be helpfull.

Thanks for reading!

2. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 9y

I would make a stop in Brisbane. I didnt find the city all that exciting, but worth a few days stop. And while there i would really recommend taking a day trip to moreton or stadbroke island, if not both. Truly amazing scenery with endless beaches.

Many people like surfers paradise. People say it has a great nightlife, but i couldn't stand it. We were planning on staying there for a week or so, but when we came there we hated it so much that we just bought two bottles of rum, met some chicks and got drunk in our hotel room and left the next day. Tall skyscrapers, lots of money and no taste. Nice beach though.

If you like surfing coolangatta is said to be great, but i never went there.

And i would say byron bay is a must. Nice beach, and still a cool alternative vibe to it, all though its starting to look more as a tourist machine. Also a great nightlife. If you like the alternative try arts factory hostel. Just amazing.

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 9y

Funny, we arrived in Surfers Paradise expecting it to be tacky and actually liked it a lot more than expected. We were a family of four and managed to hit a low week between the IndyCar race and Schoolies Week, so I think it was much quieter than usual.
I would advise you check out what's going on and when before you decide.

Byron Bay - definitely. Could be very windy but the surf looked fantastic.

4. Posted by andygnd (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Thanks for the replies.

I have actually already seen 'brizzvegas', so i'll prob drive straight through..Are there many cool little place on the coast to see, off the tourist trail a bit? I'm looking for things not on the regular backpacker trial, as i have a car I can go exploring a bit :)

I'm going to be staying at Bondi for xmas and maybe new year, any other suggestions?

Thanks again!

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Try the Hunter Valley for a visit to some wineries. It's in NSW, slightly inland from the Newcastle area. Whilst there, have a look at the Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay areas of Port Stephens.

People also talk highly of Seal Rocks and South West Rocks, but I've never been to these places.

6. Posted by andygnd (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Hunter Valley for a visit to some wineries.

Good idea - I think a wine tour (or three) would fit the bill perfectly. I'll be sure to check out Port Stephens, it looks a nice area from my google findings..

Any other suggestions?