Alternative way to drive from Sydney to Brisbane is to take a scenic route through New England. On the way, you will see beautiful cities of Singleton, Scone, Tamworth and Armidale. After passing the Newcastle Pacific Highway splits in two, one going towards Port Macquarie and other towards Armidale. This is called the New England Highway. During busy holiday season if you have more time to yourself, rather than joining the long traffic queue on Pacific Highway it's better to take New England Highway towards Brisbane. The only downside is that it passes through a number of small towns and the speed limit is 60km/hour in these towns.