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Lang Lang to Surfers Paradise diary

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' started by Caz no 2, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. So StarryGirl13 and myself head off Saturday morning.

    We will head from Lang Lang up to Drouin then follow the highway all the way to Merimbula for the first nights stop.

    Then will head up the coast along Sapphire Coast Rd to Tathra and Bermagui back onto the Hwy till we hit North of Woollongong for our next nights sleep.

    From there we will ride up to Sydney through the Royal National Park, through Sydney, over the bridge head towards Newcastle, detour off to Gosford and follow the coast up to Newcastle, then onto Port Stephens for the next night.

    From PS we will head up the Hwy to Coffs for our last night before we hit Surfers.

    5 nights in Surfers and then we will head back. Haven't planned the stops on the way back yet.

    If anyone has any places along the way that would be good to see, please let us know. So far we have

    Blowhole at Kiama
    Lighthouse at Byron Bay

    That's it so far lol. :)
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  2. cross the queensland border via the nerang-murwillumbah road, much nicer than motorway in tweed heads, one of the most senic roads i have ridden.

    You end up in just behind surfers, its probably an hour in land from byon bay to murwillumbah, but you can cane it out there generally, so probably not.
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  3. Hi, sounds like a nice trip. Good roads and places to see/eat at are:

    1. Nerang - Murwullimbah Rd. - Awesome on the QLD side of the border. Depending on time of week, watch out for our friends in blue.
    2. Mt Tamborine - 3 good routes of varying difficulty up there and down.
    3. Pizza Mia under the Sofitel. Good Pizza and Bruschetta
    4. Shogun Japanese restraunt.

    Hope that helps.
  4. Cant wait. Only 2 days to go and lm off to your place (have my leky blanket on ready with this weather lol!) Hope the weather picks up for our trip. 2 whole weeks of riding :) Still trying to pack my bag - decisions. Then more to look forward to, Tassy trip in Feb :):)
  5. eh you wont need that blanket once your nearing sydney and beyond, australia isnt very cold at this time of year, just victoria.
  6. Body heat is a good substitute for a blanket.
  7. If olde worlde tourist villages are your thing, the slight detour into Central Tilba is worth doing (the road in is pleasant too)


    Have a great trip!
  8. My God Kiama has the craziest streets, like a rollercoaster! Saw the blowholes & light house, cool. Stayed the 2nd night at Wollongong, then rode through the Royal National Park which was stunning. We went over this amazing bridge (Coalcliff) which is over the ocean, views were amazing. Over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, saw the Opera House. Had lunch on the Newcastle foreshore (prawns yum) and finished the day at beautiful Port Stephens. Time to go out for dinner :) Tomorrow - Coffs Harbour :)
  9. Weather turned out nice for ya on Saturday too. It was a bit shitty here for a while. Wild winds, rain, freezing cold.
  10. Yeah got drenched Saturday on the way up, except for our jeans, thanks wet weather pants :) Arrived in Merimbula Saturday afternoon and happy to see sunshine. The weathers been awsome. The riding and scenery's been fantastic!
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  11. We ended up going the following

    Along Highway to Merimbula first our first night stop.
    Then up the Sapphire Coast Highway via Bermagui, then back onto highway for our second stop in Wollongong.
    Followed the coast up over the Sea Bridge into the Royal National Park, then through Sydney, up the F3. Jumped off through Gosford, up the Central Coast Highway to Newscastle. Lunch at Newcastle then onto Port Stephens and stayed at Nelsons Bay for the night.
    Left Nelsons Bay, back onto highway, then detoured off onto The Lakes Way and up along the coast, through Forster then back to the highway to Port Macquarie for a quick look then onto Coffs for our next nights stay.
    Then we just followed the highway all the way to Tweed Heads and then up the Gold Coast Highway.

    On our way back we pretty much stayed to the highway and stopped for the night at Port Maquarie, Heathcote (south of Sydney) and then Merimbula again.

    Besides the roadworks we came across, it was a fantastic ride. Did about 4000kms in approx 12 days.