| How about taking the trip inland just before Coffs and going up Waterfall Way thru Bellingen & Dorrigo and up towards Armidale? If you don't want to dog leg up the New England Hwy (via Armidale) to Qld then you can try swinging onto Armidale Rd via Tyringham Rd at Dorrigo and then head towards Grafton.
The trip up Waterfall Way is a spectacular drive and well worth it.
It's a pity you're staying overnight at Port (as nice as it is) else I was going to suggest perhaps you should turn off the Pacific Hwy just north of Raymond Terrace and go up the Buckets Way towards Gloucester and then head up Thunderbolts Way towards Armidale (now there's a road) and then swing down Waterfall Way to Coffs for an overnight stay!
Last edited by netgun; 12-17-2012 at 02:30 PM.