MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY COASTAL DRIVE
Routing: Melbourne to Sydney
Duration: 7 Days
From AUD$973.00 per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation, 7 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, light breakfast in Gipsy Point, full breakfast in Tilba Tilba and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$1,252.00 per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation, 7 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, full breakfast in Jervis Bay, light breakfast in Gipsy Point & Tilba Tilba 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. Philip Island is home to Australia’s famous Little Penguins; however there are many other sights to see such as the Grand Prix circuit and Fur Seal colony at Seal Rocks. The famous `Penguin Parade’ occurs each evening at sunset and should not be missed.
Day 02: Phillip Island to Wilsons Promontory (140 km)
Depart Phillip Island and continue along the coastal Bass Highway to Wonthaggi and Inverloch where you may like to stop for morning tea before turning onto the Promontory Road which takes you straight into Wilsons Promontory. Spend the afternoon following the many walking tracks through eucalypt forests and wildflowers to secluded coves, white sand beaches and granite mountains.
Day 03: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance (270 km)
Today make your way from Wilsons Promontory to Foster, and then join the South Gippsland Highway to reach Sale. Continue on the Princes Highway via Bairnsdale to reach Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is a unique area with rivers, lakes and lagoons joining 90 Mile Beach. Take a cruise or a sail around Australia’s largest inland waterway. Explore the nearby village of Metung also located on the beautiful lakes.
Day 04: Lakes Entrance to Gipsy Point (207 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. Detour south to village of Marlo and the Cape Conran Coastal Park. A further 75 kilometres is Cann River, excellent for its fishing and bush walking in the rugged hinterland. Continue driving along the Princes Highway before turning at Genoa to reach the picturesque Gipsy Point.
Day 05: Gipsy Point to Tilba Tilba (190 km)
This morning feed the sea eagles on a morning boat trip from Gipsy Point. Travel north to the state border of New South Wales and Victoria and stop in Eden to visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Stop at Wheelers Oyster Barn in Pambula for fresh oysters and continue onto Merimbula where you can continue driving along the coast via Tathra and Bermagui to reach the Tilba Tilba. Tilba Tilba and nearby Central Tilba are a haven for high quality local arts and crafts.
Day 06: Tilba Tilba to Jervis Bay (195 km)
Re-join the Princes Highway this morning as you depart Tilba Tilba, travelling north to Moruya, where you can detour along the coast road again through Broulee to Batemans Bay. Continue north to Ulladulla, and then take the turn-off for Huskisson and Jervis Bay. Nearby Hyams Beach, is known to have the whitest sand in the world. Jervis Bay is well known for its resident dolphin population and a dolphin cruise is a must.
Day 07: Jervis Bay to Sydney (360 km)
On the final stretch home, your journey takes you along 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 Coalcliff and Clifton. 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, 2017. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.