Sightseeing #1: Surfers Paradise Beach
One of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Surfers Paradise Beach stretches from Northcliffe to Narrowneck and is alive with activity throughout the year. This beach is particularly popular with surfers (hence the name), cyclists, and skateboarders.
You’ll also find a beachfront market here between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, as well as a variety of restaurants and bars with live music that are perfect for refuelling on your way.
The Skypoint Observation Deck can be found at Surfers Paradise as well, offering incredible 360-degree views of the Gold Coast. A restaurant with panoramic views of the Gold Coast can also be found here, making for both a memorable experience and a meal.
Sightseeing #2: Tallebudgera Creek
Surrounded by the Burleigh Heads National Park and Springbrook National Park, Tallebudgera Creek offers a picturesque spot to stop for a picnic, go for an impromptu swim, or simply take a moment to unwind before the final leg of your journey. Here, you’ll also find some of the most incredible views in New South Wales.
There are loads of useful amenities at Tallebudgera Creek that most drivers will find useful too, including accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, and dog exercise areas. The Creek is easily accessible from both the Pacific Highway and Gold Coast Highway, making it a super convenient place to rest and get straight back on the road when you’re ready.