SOUTH EAST SPLENDOUR
Routing: Melbourne to Sydney
Duration: 5 Days
From AUD$546.00 per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 4 nights’ accommodation, 5 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$685.00 per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 4 nights’ accommodation, 5 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, full breakfast in Phillip Island, continental breakfast in Lakes Entrance and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Melbourne to Phillip Island (140 km)
Take the short journey to Phillip Island. It is only a 2 hour drive through the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Phillip Island is home to Australia’s famous Little Penguins. The famous `Penguin Parade’ occurs each evening at sunset and should not be missed.
DAY 02: Phillip Island to Lakes Entrance (315 km)
Depart Phillip Island and continue along the coastal Bass Highway to Wonthaggi and then on to Inverloch and Leongatha. Join the Princes Highway at Morwell and continue on to Sale, a supply and residential area for centre for the Bass Strait oil fields. Travel on to Lakes Entrance via Bairnsdale. Lakes Entrance is a unique area with rivers, lakes and lagoons joining 90 Mile Beach. Explore the nearby village of Metung.
DAY 03: Lakes Entrance to Merimbula (268 km)
Depart Lakes Entrance and travel to Orbost, situated on the banks of the Snowy River. This is a Gippsland timber village which is surrounded by spectacular coastal and mountain territory. A further 75 kilometres is Cann River, excellent for its fishing and bush walking in the rugged hinterland. Continue driving along the Princes Highway crossing the Victorian and New South Wales border and onto Eden. To the south and north of Eden is the Ben Boyd National Park. Travel onto your destination today of Merimbula.
DAY 04: Merimbula to Canberra (335 km)
From Merimbula, take the coast road through Tathra and Tanja to Bermagui and be sure to stop in the quaint town of Tilba Tilba. Re-join the Princes Highway and travel onto Narooma, a popular fishing resort. Take the coast road again from Moruya to Batemans Bay. Batemans Bay is a picturesque coastal village known for its crayfish and oysters. From here travel through Nelligen and the historical village of Braidwood, and onto Queanbeyan and then into Canberra. Canberra is situated in the Australian Capital Territory and is home to many galleries and museums and the artificially created Lake Burley Griffin.
DAY 05: Canberra to Sydney (286 km or 315 km)
There is a choice of two driving routes for you to choose from today. The shorter one takes you directly to Sydney via the Federal and Hume Highways. The more scenic but slightly longer route takes you on these highways, but then on the Grand Pacific Drive from Wollongong to Sydney. The road hugs the coastline with spectacular coastal scenery, and quaint villages to stop at along the way. The highlight is the impressive Sea Cliff Bridge between Clifton and Coalcliff. Travel through the Royal National Park before reaching Sydney.
Your vehicle is booked until tomorrow and should be returned by the same time it was collected on Day 1 to avoid additional charges.
Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2015. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.