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It takes around 7 hours to drive from Sydney to Coffs Harbour without stops; from Brisbane it takes around 5 hours. The Pacific Highway in this region is notoriously dangerous; many serious accidents have involved drivers enduring long hours behind the wheel. Watch out for speed cameras too! Qantas (tel. 13 13 13 in Australia) flies nonstop to Coffs Harbour from Sydney. Several coach companies, including Greyhound Australia (tel. 13 14 99 in Australia, or 07/4690 9950; www.greyhound.com.au), make the trip from Sydney in about 9 hours. A Countrylink (tel. 13 22 32 in Australia) train from Sydney is about A$80.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.