Stop 5 & 6 Sydney to Port Macquarie via Port Stephens
Approx drive time: 5 – 6 hours
Distance: 300 km
You’ll probably want to spend a couple of days exploring Sydney – there’s so much to see here. If you’re sticking to a budget then check out our guide on the best free things to do in Sydney here.
If you’re looking for places to park up your campervan for a couple of nights then here are some suggestions of places to stay.
When you’ve had your fill of the city and are craving some time at the beach then hit the road and head North. A couple of hours of driving will take you to the Central Coast, home to some great beaches such as Ettalong Beach, Avoca Beach, Terrigal Beach and Forresters.
Break up this leg of the trip by spending the night at Port Stephens. There are heaps of campsites around this area, as well as coffee shops and places to pick up supplies.
Port Macquarie is a beautiful coastal destination known for its beaches and wildlife. If you’re stopping here then make sure you visit Lighthouse Beach, Sea Acres National Park and one of the many classic Aussie cafés for a great flat white.