From Gold Coast, we rented a car to make the ten hour drive along the Pacific Highway to Sydney. The drive was split up with stops in Byron Bay, Coffs Harbor, and Port Macquerie. Our favorite spot was the lovely, bohemian beach town of Byron Bay where we took surf lessons, rode bikes downtown, and perfected the Australian salutations of "How going?" and "No worries."
Highlights: Surf lessons, banana everything (organic Banana Bread at Byron Fresh Cafe and Byron Bay Banana Split gelato at In the Pink), dogs on the beach.