The whole idea behind this road-trip was to look for surf, but as luck would have it there was absolutely no waves. So, we decided to check out the sights, and the little bit of the night-life that did exist between Sydney and the Gold Coast.

DO NOT: Try not to speed on this stretch of road. There are a lot of highway patrol, and they love to use their radar guns. I received a ticket for driving at a speed substantially over the limit, which I never paid. (Overseas drivers licenses are not linked to your passport, so any traffic violations that are not paid will not cause any dramas at immigration).

DO: Whatever you do, make sure you definitely spend a couple days in Byron Bay! Stop into Cheeky Monkeys and the Beach Hotel.