TAKE THE LONG WAY
IF ROAD TRIPPING IS YOUR THING, THE COFFS COAST WON’T DISAPPOINT
While any road trip with my family usually resembles a scene from National Lampoon, they provide some of the best memories. Here’s some scenic drives that will have you humming Holiday Road too:
SOAK UP THE SCENERY A drive up to Sealy Lookout through the existing banana plantations is a must. The ocean views are magnificent from the Forest Sky Pier. Pick up some bananas, even some choc-dipped ones, and avocados from one of the many roadside stalls. Another popular viewing point on the Coffs Coast is the Look At Me Now Headland where you can take in the views of the Solitary Islands and their resident kangaroos.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK If getting among nature is on your holiday bucket-list you might consider the Orara Escarpment. The 52km drive from Sawtell to Bangalore Falls makes for a delightful day trip, with picnic spots, swimming holes and walking tracks to explore along the way. This four-wheeldrive route is considered medium difficulty.
BEACH DRIVING Four-wheel-drives are permitted on the 5km stretch of Boambee Beach. Classed medium, the beach can be hazardous and inaccessible at high tide.
DO GO CHASING WATERFALLS Waterfall Way between Bellingen and Ebor has previously been voted as one of the top three scenic drives in Australia. The cruisy 87km each-way drive passes by 10 waterfalls worth the visit.