The Pacific Coast Way is a meandering journey through the stunning shores, coastal cities, and glittering coastlines of New South Wales and Queensland. This once in a lifetime opportunity is the best way of exploring beautiful national parks, sparkling lakes, and untouched beaches, all on one unforgettable road trip. From Cairns Queensland to the Gold Sydney and beyond, this is the perfect way to explore Australia’s legendary Pacific Coast.
The beauty of The Pacific Coast Way is that it’s almost impossible to get lost. The infinite stretch of the Pacfic Motorway will take you the entire way from Cairns to the Gold Coast and through to Sydney, a journey of over 2400km from end-to-end. The whole route touches the Pacific Ocean, so it’s impossible to drive past without the shimmering shores beckoning you in for a swim. Prime-time travel is from April/May until November, which is the perfect time to take advantage of a plunge in the ocean and explore the natural beaches that reach out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Whether you’re witnessing your first glimpse of a humpback whale at Hervey Bay or relaxing on the natural beauty of Yeppoon beach, each location along The Pacific Coast Way creates memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are just a few of our favourite experiences along the Pacific Coast Way:
Choose from hundreds of hotels, eateries, and experiences to make your journey along the Pacific Coast Way a spectacular and seamless adventure. Make sure you take breaks at least every two hours to listen to live music at places like Mission Beach’s Pirate Den Bar and Grill, or relax at a hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean before you embark on your travels. At Pacific Coast Way, we’re here to help you create your dream journey across the Australia’s legendary Pacific Coast.