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Sydney to Maroochydore drive

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Sydney to Maroochydore road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sydney to Maroochydore. If you're planning a road trip to Maroochydore, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Sydney
drive for about 2 hours

12:05 pm  Newcastle (Australia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:59 pm  Forster
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:59 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:16 pm  Port Macquarie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:16 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:38 pm  Nambucca Heads
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Nambucca Heads
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:41 am  Lennox Head
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:41 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:55 pm  Gold Coast
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:05 pm  Brisbane
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 6:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:29 pm  arrive in Maroochydore

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Newcastle (Australia)  (12 answers)

Forster  (2 answers)

Port Macquarie  (5 answers)

Nambucca Heads

Lennox Head  (2 answers)

Gold Coast  (52 answers)
    questions about Gold Coast:
        What are fun things to do with a family on Australia's Gold Coast?
        Favorites hikes and activities along the Gold Coast

Brisbane  (80 answers)
    South Bank Parkland  (12 mentions)
    Chinatown  (4 mentions)
    GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art)  (3 mentions)
    Queen Street Mall  (3 mentions)
    The Barracks  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Brisbane:
        Alfred & Constance
        Black Hide Steakhouse
        Breakfast Creek Hotel
    questions about Brisbane:
        What's the best neighborhood in Brisbane for a first time visitor?
        Best things to do in Brisbane for someone who loves the water and outdoors?
        Best way to see Brisbane on a budget?
        Must-sees unique to Brisbane?
        Ideas for 25 days holidays?

What are some things to do in Maroochydore?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Maroochydore.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Maroochydore to Sydney drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Sydney to Maroochydore. Or get a full Sydney to Maroochydore flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Sydney well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Sydney!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 646 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 13 minutes
Maroochydore is the same time as Sydney
163 Sydney travel answers
12 Newcastle (Australia) travel answers
2 Forster travel answers
5 Port Macquarie travel answers
1 Nambucca Heads travel answer
2 Lennox Head travel answers
52 Gold Coast travel answers
80 Brisbane travel answers


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