Plan your journey on the Pacific Highway these holidays
The Pacific Highway is the major freight and travel connection between Sydney and Brisbane. Since 1996, it has been undergoing a transformation into a four lane divided highway. This upgrade is nearing completion with an unprecedented amount of work being undertaken between Woolgoolga and Ballina.
This holiday period will see a large number of visitors travelling between NSW and Queensland. View some tips and resources to help you plan your journey on the Pacific Highway these holidays.
Pacific Highway pinch points
There are a number of known pinch points on the Pacific Highway which have experienced traffic delays in previous holidays. These points are:
- Coffs Harbour
Real time traffic information
View livetraffic.com to access real time traffic information for all of New South Wales.
See Queensland Traffic for real time traffic information for all of Queensland.
Variable message boards
Permanent variable message boards are located on the Pacific Highway and provide real time travel advice. For north bound motorists the permanent message boards are located on the Pacific Highway, north of Coffs Harbour at Arrawarra and Glenugie. For south bound motorists a message board is located at Clarenza near Grafton.
Familiarise yourself with alternative routes you can use if there is heavy traffic on the Pacific Highway. For example: if you are heading north and there are long delays at Woodburn, you could consider travelling the Summerland Way from Grafton to Casino and then the Bruxner Highway from Casino to Ballina.