Sydney to Byron Bay Road Trip

About the Road Trip

The Sydney to Byron Bay road trip involves some high-adrenaline options like surfing with dolphins as well as some quieter options like a camel ride on the beach. The one theme that links this trip together is nature. Even the restaurants listed below pull their inspiration and ingredients from the local flora and fauna. Whether it is the beautiful vistas of the coast and the rainforest or any of the animal encounters, this trip is for the nature lovers of all ages.




Cabins, South West Rocks

Stunning coastal cabins offering 1 to 3 bedroom cabins located right on the riverside.

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Rockpool Motor Inn

Motel, South West Rocks

Just 10 minutes from the main village, Rockpool Motor inn is a great overnight stop.

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Mobydick Resort

Motel, Yamba

Moby Dick offers waterfront accommodation overlooking the beautiful Clarence River.

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The Lord Byron

Boutique Hotel, Byron Bay

The Lord Byron is located in the heart of Byron Bay, offering a quiet tropical atmosphere.

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See and Do

Ride the Sand Dunes in Port Stephens

Head for the sand dunes for an amazing experience. A great way to end your stop at Port Stephens.

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Climb Mount Warning

Camp overnight right on the foot of Mount Warning National Park followed by a dawn Mount Warning climb.

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Crystal Castle

Crystal Gardens is a magical sanctuary just a  short scenic journey into Byron Bay’s hinterland. Stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth.

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Cruise along Brunswick River

Experience the incredible sights and sounds of nature of the pristine narrow waterway of the Brunswick River.

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Eat and Drink

The Little Nel

If you leave Sydney bright and early, then The Little Nel near Port Stephens is the perfect breakfast stop.

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Harvest Newrybar

A short ride from Byron Bay, Harvest Newrybar restaurant showcases the diversity of the wonderful local region.

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Three Blue Ducks

Three Blue Ducks run the restaurant, cafe and produce store at The Farm Byron Bay .

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The Mez Club

A sensory experience transporting you across Europe, Morocco and the Middle East.


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Bellingen Farmers Markets

If you are lucky to be in Bellingen on a Wednesday afternoon, you must visit the Bellingen Farmers and Producers Markets.

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Corner Secrets

Situated at the eastern end of the marina, Corner Secrets offer a wide range of labels for bags, accessories, skin care, fragrances and body products.

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One Country Mouse

Beautiful Baby and Kids boutique located by the gorgeous seaside of Yamba on the North Coast of NSW.

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Newrybar Merchants

The charming 1890s dwelling that houses the Newrybar Merchants is nestled in the historic town of Newrybar, 15 minutes drive from the beaches of Byron Bay.

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