Enjoy the Outdoors: Stop Off Along The Legendary Pacific Coast


Wild kangaroo relaxing on grassy cliff above Emerald Beach ‘Look at Me’ headland walk near Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
Wild kangaroo relaxing on grassy cliff above Emerald Beach ‘Look at Me’ headland walk near Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
Australia’s Legendary Pacific Coast has an abundance 
of activities for everyone.

Whether an avid hiker and camper or just looking for a great view, you’ll find plenty to inspire 
on The Legendary Pacific Coast.

The drive along New South Wales’ stunning coastline promises a journey of breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, and seaside charm. This scenic route,  spans over 900 kilometers, offering a diverse range of experiences for road trip enthusiasts.

Beginning in Sydney, travellers embark on a coastal adventure through picturesque seaside towns, lush national parks, and golden beaches. The journey unfolds with opportunities to explore iconic landmarks like the Hunter Valley wine region, renowned for its world-class vineyards and gourmet delights.

Newcastle: Pacific coast waterfront at Hunter river mouth.

As the drive continues northward, the Central Coast welcomes visitors with its pristine beaches and laid-back atmosphere, while Port Stephens offers thrilling adventures like sandboarding and dolphin watching. The route then meanders through the Great Lakes region, where lakes and waterways create a serene backdrop for relaxation.

The Legendary Pacific Coast drive isn’t just about the destinations; it’s about the journey itself. Scenic viewpoints, charming villages, and hidden gems await discovery along the way. 

Rays of sun over horizon at sunset in arid desert sand dunes of Stockton beach

Beautiful National Parks Along The Legendary Pacific Coast

Heaton State Forest, bordered by Awaba and Watagans National Parks, 
is a great place relax and take in the view while completing walking trails, such as the Heaton Loop Trail and the Watagan Trail, both starting at the Heaton Lookout picnic area.

Worimi National Park is part of the Worimi Conservation Lands and home to 32km of Stockton Bight sand dunes. Explore by 4WD and quad biking tours, go sand boarding on the massive dunes 
or beach fishing, whale watching and beach driving (permits required).

Yuraygir National Park, between Angourie and Corindi in the Clarence Valley, features undisturbed coastal land that is a haven for wildlife. Yuraygir Walking Experiences offer all-inclusive, four-day guided walks along the stunning Yuraygir Coastal Walk.

Broadwater National Park in the Richmond Valley is a great place for hiking, picnicking, bird watching, 
surfing and whale watching.

For more information The Legendary Pacific Coast, visit pacificcoast.com.au.


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