Drive Times

Exploring the NSW North Coast on a road trip is great fun and there is lots of beautiful countryside and untouched coastline to explore. Below are some distances and estimated times of common routes and destinations to help you plan your journey.

Drive times between towns
Note that driving times for similar distances can vary greatly, due to the type of roads and conditions. Generally on the Pacific Highway the speed limit is 110km per hour. However, winding country and coastal roads (the most scenic) can have you driving at a much slower pace!
 To/From  Kms  Estimated driving time
 Sydney - Byron Bay  749km  9 hours 40 minutes
 Byron Bay - Brisbane  190km  2 hours 15 minutes
 Byron Bay - Gold Coast  75km  40 minutes
 Sydney - Newcastle  173km  2 hours 10 minutes
 Newcastle - Port Stephens/Nelson Bay  63km  45 minutes
 Newcastle - Hunter Valley  50km  30 minutes
 Newcastle - Port Macquarie  254km  3 hours 10 minutes
 Port Macquarie - Coffs Harbour  180km  2 hours 15 minutes
 Coffs Harbour - Byron Bay  240km  3 hours
 Coffs Harbour - Yamba  137km  1 hour 30 minutes
 Yamba - Byron Bay  92km  1 hour 30 minutes
 Ballina - Byron Bay  29km  20 minutes