Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive
Coastal route: 1160 km / 719 miles, about 14 hours
Inland route: 1154 km / 717 miles, about 14 hours
Hit the road and experience the beauty of the coastline between Melbourne and Sydney first hand. Wander through national parks, see native wildlife, and cool off at white sandy beaches. Tempt the tastebuds with seafood straight out of the ocean and savour local wines to match. The route takes in the popular resort towns of Merimbula, Batemans Bay and Lakes Entrance as well as smaller, quieter communities.
Venture inland on the first two legs of your journey and roll along the green hills of West Gippsland. Fill the boot with goodies from bountiful local farms, take time to explore quaint villages, and delve into Victoria's gold rush past in the authentically preserved town of Walhalla, now home to less than 20 people.
Make your way from Melbourne to Sydney, taking in dramatic landscapes, deserted surf beaches and the pristine waterways of the Gippsland Lakes.
Take the inland route, joining up with the coast after you've had your fill of farm-fresh produce, crisp mountain air, and local gold rush history.
One of Australia's most spectacular parks, Croajingolong's landscapes are so valuable that UNESCO has nominated it a World Biosphere Reserve.
Experience that electrifying moment as you spot the first penguins emerging from the sea and waddling along a Phillip Island beach at dusk.
Wilsons Promontory National Park sits at the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland, offering visitors stunning scenery and wildlife.
Experience the largest inland network of waterways in Australia, the Gippsland Lakes. Go on board a cruiser or enjoy a range of water-based activities.
Discover Walhalla, once a busy gold mining centre and one of Australia's richest towns, and today an historic township in Gippsland's alpine wilderness.