14 Days Brisbane Round Trip 2160 km
With 2014 off to a quick start, it’s important to think ahead when planning this year’s SupercheapAuto Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars motorhome itinerary. So why not make an adventure of it? Book early and follow our fourteen day planned motorhome or campervan hire itinerary that will give you the opportunity to experience the best that New South Wales has to offer on your way to this stellar racing event.
Day 1: Brisbane
Day 2: Brisbane to the Gold Coast
Day 3: The Gold Coast to Byron Bay
Day 4: Byron Bay
Day 5: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour
Day 6: Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie
Day 7: Port Macquarie to Newcastle
Day 8: Newcastle to Sydney
Day 9: Sydney
Day 10: Sydney to Bathurst
Day 11: Bathurst
Day 12: Bathurst
Day 13: Bathurst to Tamworth
Day 14: Tamworth to Brisbane
DAY 1: BRISBANE
Collect your motorhome or campervan from the Cruisin’ depot in Brisbane and spend the day exploring the happening city of Brisbane. Take a kayaking tour down Brisbane River or spend the day cooling off at the city’s iconic StreetS Beach. In the afternoon, head to West End or Fortitude Valley where you can see the best of the city’s emerging bands, cocktail bars and clubs.
DAY 2: BRISBANE TO THE GOLD COAST
Time: 1 Hour
Make the short drive to the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast where you have endless access to golden beaches, action-packed theme parks and atmospheric bars and clubs. Immerse yourself in the hype of Surfers Paradise, Australia’s nightlife capital with its collection of lounge bars and clubs or venture to laidback Broadbeach for a cocktail or two.
DAY 3: THE GOLD COAST TO BYRON BAY
Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Inhale the relaxed vibe of one of the coast’s most popular holiday destinations. Hit the beach and take a group surf lesson or spend the day snorkelling, diving, kayaking or fishing around the coastline. In the afternoon become part of the town’s lively night-scene and visit a few of the bay’s best waterfront bars, clubs and pubs.
DAY 4: BYRON BAY
Head toward the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse for spectacular views and walks. Look out for dolphins and migrating whales passing below. Face your fears and experience the ultimate adrenaline hit by skydiving over the unforgettable coastline or take the less daunting option and witness a birds’ eye view from a hot air balloon.
DAY 5: BYRON BAY TO COFFS HARBOUR
Time: 3 Hours
Make your way to Sealy Lookout and enjoy mesmerising views of the city and beaches from the Forest Sky Pier. Wander around the city centre and head to the Jetty and Harbourside district and enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants on offer. Spend the remainder of the day at one of the city’s many beaches before heading to the waterfront to enjoy charming views and a beverage or two.
DAY 6: COFFS HARBOUR TO PORT MACQUARIE
Time: 2 Hours
For a boutique brewery experience, stop by Black Duck Brewery where you can experience firsthand the beer-making process and sample a few at the bar afterwards. Enjoy a hit of golf at one of the public golf courses or visit High Adventure Playground, Australia’s most popular paragliding school. Visit the beach for a laidback afternoon before stopping by one of the main bars at sunset and enjoying the live music and lively coastal atmosphere.
DAY 7: PORT MACQUARIE TO NEWCASTLE
Time: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Wander through the city centre and admire the historic architecture and quirky arts culture. Visit one of the eight surrounding beaches for a day of surfing, swimming or fishing before sipping a cocktail or two at one of the many harbourside restaurants or live music jaunts in happening Darby Street.
DAY 8: NEWCASTLE TO SYDNEY
Time: 2 Hours
Enjoy breakfast at the harbourside before navigating toward world-famous Sydney. Become part of the hype and wander down Pitt Street toward the harbour. Take a boat trip to Manly and absorb the famous surf culture before having a coffee at one of the hip cafes. Head back to the CBD and spend the afternoon dining at one of the many restaurants at the Rocks and drinking at the endless supply of cutting-edge bars and pubs. Return to the comfort of your motorhome after a strong dose of Sydney’s nightlife.
DAY 9: SYDNEY
Take a bus to Bondi Beach and spend the day surfing those famous waves. Grab a bite to eat at one of the surrounding cafes and spend the afternoon wandering around the scenic coastal track or enjoying a beer or two at the popular surrounding pubs. Later on head back towards one of the lively establishments at Circular Quay and appreciate the night view of the famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
DAY 10: SYDNEY TO BATHURST
Time: 3 Hours
Enjoy a late breakfast in Sydney before venturing towards Bathurst in time for the big event. Relax in the small country town and visit a few of the local jaunts for a drink or two amongst a vibrant and bustling crowd. Stay at BIG4 Bathurst Panorama Holiday Park in a convenient location.
DAY 11: BATHURST
Make your way to Mount Panorama Circuit for the big event! Settle in for a great day of car racing and heightened atmosphere before making your way to the nearby pubs and clubs to celebrate all night long.
DAY 12: BATHURST
Gear up for day two of this world-famous car race. Check out the exhibitions onsite and experience the peak of your Bathurst holiday by celebrating dusk to dawn.
DAY 13: BATHURST TO TAMWORTH
Time: 4 Hours 45 Minutes
Enjoy a well-deserved sleep in before the drive to country Tamworth. Get to know the home of Australia’s largest country music festival and visit the award-winning Walk a Country Mile interpretive exhibit at the Tamworth Information Centre. Visit Oxley Lookout for spectacular views of the Liverpool Ranges and experience a low key night at one of the town’s laidback establishments specialising in live country music entertainment.
DAY 14: TAMWORTH TO BRISBANE
Time: 7 Hours
Make your way back to the subtropical capital for an afternoon of relaxing. Take a cruise down the Brisbane River or sit drinking coffee at one of the city’s many cafes. Enjoy an early night in the comfort of your motorhome or campervan at one of Brisbane’s central caravan parks.