East Coast Australia Road Trip – Part 1 – Coffs Harbour to Kingscliff

Dorrigo Falls
Dorrigo, NSW

After spending a wonderful week in Coffs Harbour and visiting the beautiful Dorrigo Falls, we headed north and began our East Coast Australia road trip.

Red Rock, NSW

Our first stop was Red Rock. A quiet little area, tucked away from the hustle and bustle with a beautiful headland and pristine coastline. Reflections holiday park is a great spot to camp and is a stones throw from the Corindi River and a quick walk to the beach. There really isn’t much in the area which makes Red Rock a great place to switch off for a few days.

Red Rock NSW
Red Rock, NSW

Red Cliffs, Yuraygir N.P, NSW

Next, we made our way to Yuraygir National Park to visit the red cliffs. We were surprised driving in by just how beautiful it was. The camping spots are right along the coast and you can walk straight into the beach. We loved it here and will definitely organise to revisit for a long weekend.

Red Cliffs Yuraygir National Park
Red Cliffs, Yuraygir N.P

Byron Bay, NSW

An east-coast road trip really isn’t complete without a visit to Byron Bay. We love it there. Take your pick from a bunch of beautiful beaches, spend the day shopping and pick up some beautiful labels, and eat out at one of the many cafes and restaurants.

Byron Bay NSW
Byron Bay, NSW

Kingscliff, NSW

Our next leg of the trip took us to the beautiful town of Kingscliff. We stayed at Mantra on Salt Beach with a stunning view of the ocean. You can walk from Mantra straight down onto Salt Beach – it’s not the best for swimming but we did get to see a magnificent sunset. We have a whole blog post on what to see in Kingscliff here: https://emmaleneexploring.com/travel-diary-kingscliff-nsw/

Red Rock
Red Rock, NSW

This trip was completely unplanned, we had no idea where we would be staying each night and we honestly had the best time of our lives. Finding accommodation was hard at the best of times (it was school holidays and over New Years) and we had a few misfortunes along the way but hitting the road with no plans and just seeing where the wind takes you is such an incredible feeling. We have been blown away by how beautiful our homeland is.

Stay tuned for Part 2…

Are you planning an East Coast of Australia Road Trip? What places are on your must-see list?

10 thoughts on “East Coast Australia Road Trip – Part 1 – Coffs Harbour to Kingscliff”

    1. madison2peasinatravelpod

      This really does look amazing ! I need to add these stops to my bucket list too!

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