In Part 1 of our Sydney to Brisbane Road Trip: Where to Stop, we revealed where the top spots along Australia’s East Coast are. Now, we’re bringing you Part 2 of our recommendations on where is worth spending some time in, so that you can get started on planning your holiday Road Trip for Christmas, New Years or the School Holiday break!

Home of the Big Banana Fun Park and picture-perfect beaches, Coffs Harbour is located in the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations and perfect for families as it is peaceful, but has an element of fun with all the amusement parks.

Byron Bay is a coastal town and one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. Be prepared as it can get quite busy during peak seasons – but with so much to offer, you won’t be stuck in a crowd! It’s buzzing with food and many famous Australian independent brewers.  It’s the perfect spot to switch off and chill out in a laid back, carefree atmosphere.

Whether it’s surfing, swimming or sunbaking, the Gold Coast offers 21 beaches and offers world-class entertainment. Gold Coast are home to some of the best beaches in the world but our personal favourites are Currumbin Beach, Rainbow Bay and Burleigh Beach.

There are a few tourist traps like Surfer’s Paradise and the amusement parks, but the kids will love it! Before you drive off to your next destination, we recommend visiting Q1 – Australia’s tallest building that offers 360 views of Surfer’s Paradise.

You made it! Brisbane is a city full of life and adventure and as the Capital of the Sunshine State, they have idyllic subtropical weather all year round. If you’re looking for an activity and some fun, try: Brisbane River, Brisbane City Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, hike at Mt Coot-tha, visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

And that’s all folks! This is our take on the ultimate Sydney to Brisbane road trip guide. We hope you have an enjoyable road trip with your loved ones, and be sure to let us know where else we MUST stop at along the way!