The Rainforest Way Tour via Brisbane (Part I)

Estimated Travel Period: 12 Days, about 8 hours 20 mins
Estimated Travel Distance: 534 kms

Best Time To Travel

Avoid the humidity by traveling between late Autumn to Spring (May to November). There will still be plenty of sunshine so as always, make sure you have a sun hat and sunscreen when you visit. Check on what else you can bring with our Australian Camping Checklist.

Discover the amazing rainforests through the beautiful tourist drives around Queensland and New South Wales. 
We've made planning your self-drive holiday so much more easier. The best attractions to see and do are already included in the itinerary, as well as great caravan parks to stay in. Looking for a vehicle for your trip? Go to Campervan Hire Brisbane for the best motorhomes from top Australian brands.


Day 1 Brisbane to Gold Coast

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour
Estimated Travel Distance:80 kms

Spend the first day of your trip in the beautiful sands and glittering waters of Surfers Paradise. You can also try playing King Tutt's Putt Putt's ultimate mini-golf challenge. They have one outdoor and two fully themed indoor courses, perfect for families.

Day 2 Gold Coast

Estimated Travel Period: 5 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:3.2 kms

Explore Gold Coast from it's famous surf beaches, world class theme parks, local wineries and nearby national parks. Most populat things to do includes: Warned Bros. Movie World, Dreamworld, the Springbrook National Park, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk.

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Day 3 Gold Coast to Tweed Heads

Estimated Travel Period: about 30 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:24 kms

Get an amazing view of Duranbah Beach from the Point Danger Lookout or take the Lyrebird Walk into the stunning rainforest in Mount Warning.

Day 4 Tweed Heads to Byron Bay

Estimated Travel Period: about 50 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:65 kms

Ever wondered what it would be like to swing like a trapeze? Get trapeze lessons at Circus Arts Byron Bay. Taste great seafood dishes and modern Australian cuisine by the beach at Fishheads Byron Bay.

Day 5 Byron Bay to Ballina

Estimated Travel Period: about 30 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:31 kms

See the world's largest prawn in Ballina. If you prefer feathered friends, head for the Australian Seabird Rescue, where you can also help in caring for the environment.

Day 6 Ballina

Estimated Travel Period: 15 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:13 kms

Stop by Lennox Head Beach to watch surfers in action.

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