Brisbane to Yamba: A self-drive itinerary



  • Day 1 - Brisbane to Byron Bay
  • Day 2 - Byron Bay to Yamba
  • Day 3 - Yamba to Brisbane
Map for Brisbane to Yamba: A self-drive itinerary
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Brisbane to Byron Bay

Driving Time: 2hrs Distance: 166km

Pick up your van in Brisbane and drive south to Queensland’s most iconic beach strip – the Gold Coast. Try a surf lesson, take a stand-up paddleboard out on Currumbin Creek or drive up into the hinterland to explore the rainforests and waterfalls of Springbrook National Park.

Continue over the NSW border to Byron Bay, one of Australia’s best-loved coastal towns. Byron offers incredible food, boutique shopping, outstanding beaches and world-renowned surf breaks. Enjoy the views from Cape Byron lighthouse, visit Julian Rocks by sea kayak or just unwind on Byron’s blissful yellow sands.


  • Hang ten with a surf lesson
  • Go stand-up paddle-boarding on Currumbin Creek
  • Wander Springbrook’s walking tracks
  • Relax with a Byron Bay massage or spa treatment
  • Enjoy fresh, sustainable produce at the Farm
  • Browse Byron’s vibrant markets


Relax with a Byron Bay massage or spa treatment.


Go stand-up paddleboarding on Currumbin Creek.

Stand-up Paddleboarding

Hang ten with a surf lesson.

Surf Lessons

Wander Springbrook’s walking tracks.

Walking Tracks