All in a days drive...
For motorists, Northern Rivers NSW offers the ultimate touring holiday experience. Turn off the multi-lane Pacific Highway and follow country roads and rural lanes to spectacular mountain lookouts and waterfalls, rolling green hills lined with lush plantations or along endless stretches of deserted beaches.
From Brisbane , take the Pacific Highway to Tweed Heads and explore the quaint craft villages of the Tweed Valley enroute to Mt Warning and the World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Border Ranges and Nightcap National Parks . Alternatively, skirt the Tweed Coast to discover a string of oceanfront holiday hideaways like Kingscliff, Cabarita, Hastings Point and Pottsville .
Follow the Mt Lindsay Highway into the heart of the Northern Rivers hinterland and discover the spectacular wilderness areas of Toonumbar, Koreelah, Richmond Range and Tooloom.
Travelling via Beaudesert, discover one of the world's most picturesque rural drives through the rainforest and over gently rolling hills along the Lions Road to Kyogle, then pick up the Summerland Way to explore the Richmond and Clarence Valleys.
Take the Pacific Highway to the historic river city of Grafton which is transformed into an artist's palate when the jacarandas flower each Spring. Follow the coast roads to Yamba and Iluka at the mouth of the Clarence River and on to Evans Head, Ballina, Byron Bay and the Tweed Coast .
From Grafton, the quiet Summerland Way to Casino and Kyogle is an excellent alternative to the busy Pacific Highway - particularly in peak holiday times - crossing the border into Queensland via the Lions Road .
Turn off the New England Highway at Glen Innes to discover the magical misty world of the Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks as you follow the Gwydir Highway to Grafton, or take the Bruxner Highway from historic Tenterfield to reach Casino, Lismore and Byron Bay .