SYDNEY TO MELBOURNE COASTAL DRIVE
Routing: Sydney to Melbourne
Duration: 7 Days
From AUD$981.00 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 and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$1,179.00 per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation, 7 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, dinner and breakfast in Jervis Bay, continental breakfast in Tilba Tilba and Phillip Island, light breakfast in Gipsy Point and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Sydney to Jervis Bay (360 km)
Leaving Sydney you will drive south along the Coast line to the beautiful Jervis Bay. Travel south of Sydney through the Royal National Park and onto the Grand Pacific Drive with spectacular coastal scenery. Travel across the impressive Sea Cliff Bridge and through rainforests and quaint coastal villages to reach Wollongong. 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 02: Jervis Bay to Tilba Tilba (195 km)
Today you will continue your voyage south to Tilba Tilba. For the majority of the drive you’ll have National Park views to your West, and stunning coast line views to your East. At Batemans Bay turn-off the highway and travel via Broulee. Continue south along the coast through Narooma to reach Tilba Tilba and nearby Central Tilba, which are a haven for high quality local arts and crafts.
DAY 03: Tilba Tilba to Gipsy Point (190 km)
Following the Princes Highway you’ll drive through many towns and beautiful forests on your way to the state border of New South Wales and Victoria. You’ll drive along the amazing Sapphire Coast to the city of Merimbula where lagoons, lakes and ocean are separated by white sand, and fringed by unspoilt bushland stretching up into the mountains. You will then continue through the middle of the Yambulla State Forest before crossing the border into Victoria and turning at Genoa to the beautiful Gipsy Point.
DAY 04: Gipsy Point to Lakes Entrance (207 km)
Depart Gipsy Point and travel south via Cann River along the Princes Highway. Near Cabbage Tree Creek leave the highway and visit the Cape Conran Coastal Park and the village of Marlo. Rejoin the highway at Orbost, situated on the banks of the Snowy River. It is a short drive onto 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 05: Lakes Entrance to Wilsons Promontory (270 km)
Leaving Lakes Entrance you’ll continue along the Princes Highway through the stunning Victorian bushland. South east of Sale is the Holey Plains State Park where you can see a variety of Australia’s native flora and fauna before arriving in the Gippsland region. Continue south via Yarram and Foster to reach the extraordinary Wilsons Promontory in the south east. It is riddled with masses of green forests and gardens, stunning mountains, rocky rivers, picturesque towns and, to a large degree, is defined by its long sandy beaches.
DAY 06: Wilsons Promontory to Phillip Island (140 km)
The drive from Wilsons Promontory to Phillip Island boasts stunning views of Victoria’s southern coast. The route is dotted with many small towns that have that quaint country feel to them. You’ll come to gorgeous Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park at Cape Paterson where you can discover the fascinating world of the marine environment along some of Victoria’s most beautiful coastline before arriving into Phillip Island, home to Australia’s famous Little Penguins. The famous `Penguin Parade’ occurs each evening at sunset and should not be missed.
DAY 07: Phillip Island to Melbourne (140 km)
Leave Phillip Island today and take the short journey into the city of Melbourne. It’s only a two hour drive to Melbourne this morning and your journey will take you across the eastern suburbs of the city.
Note your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.
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