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1. Posted by spike99 (Full Member 25 posts) 11y

Hi all

I'm sure this topic has been discussed before but i'd like some advice if anybody has any.

I'm currently in Sydney and will be leaving at the start of April to head up towrds the whitsundays by car.

What are the highlights? What shouldn't I miss out on? Obviously i've got a few things in mind. I'll deffo be going via Byron Bay.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.


2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Yeah Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise is worth a look as is Noosa.

3. Posted by huntdaisy1 (Full Member 66 posts) 11y

Hi i am hoping to leave sydney on the 4th april to head to byron bay. If you want help with petrol and driving i would love a ride. 23 year old girl from england.
let me know
cheers daisy

4. Posted by chalkers (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

I definately recommend Noosa. The weather is awesome and the atmosphere is electric. Another great place is Cresent Head (great for surfing).

Brisbane is a great city also, and from here you must make your way to the Gold Coast and also the Sunshine Coast (im pretty sure one is below and one above Brisbane.


5. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

Hey spike,

Everytime I drive between the Gold Coast (a.k.a Surfers Paradise) and Sydney I always try to do the BIG icons - the big Banana at Coffs Harbour, the big Prawn at Ballina... there's the big Pineapple up near Noosa and a big avocado, a big merino/sheep... I'm sure there's more... I make it my mission to get a photo at each but never do. I'm hopeless.