Sydney to Gold Coast driving distance is around 850 km. The shortest route from Sydney to Gold Coast is the Pacific Coast Highway which takes approximately 11 hours of driving time.

There are a number of interesting stopover towns if you plan to complete this trip in a couple of days. I have driven from Sydney to Brisbane a number of times and taken many interesting detours along the way. Here is a breakdown of some of the interesting places to stay between Sydney and Brisbane. 

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