Sydney to Melbourne Coastal

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Australia | Explorations and Adventures

Unforgettable Journey: Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Self-Drive

Australia, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant cities, offers travellers a plethora of experiences to explore. One such unforgettable journey is the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Self-Drive, a road trip filled with breathtaking scenery and charming destinations. From the iconic landmarks of Sydney to the cultural gems of Melbourne, this route promises an adventure of a lifetime.

The journey begins in Sydney, where travellers can soak in the sights of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. From there, the route takes you south along the coast, passing through picturesque towns and coastal villages.

Embark on the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Self-Drive and discover the beauty and diversity of Australia‘s stunning coastline. With its scenic landscapes, charming towns, and unforgettable experiences, this road trip promises memories to last a lifetime.

  • Hotels, Camper
  • Room Only
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne

Coastal Self-Drive

  • 3 Nights – Sydney
  • 7 Nights – Apollo Hitop Camper Hire
  • 3 Night – Melbourne

Route: Sydney; Jervis Bay; Central Tilba; Merimbula, Gipsy Point; Mallacoota; Lakes Entrance; Metung; Walhalla; Wilson Promontory; Philip Island; Melbourne.


  • Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Stunning beaches and abundant wildlife
  • Walhalla, a historic gold mining town
  • Wilson Promontory National Park


Flight time from the UK: Approximately 22 hours 50 minutes from London.


Cost Includes

  • Hotels - Room Only
  • Camper Hire
  • Flights


  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

Sample Itinerary

  • Arrive in Sydney and spend the day exploring the iconic landmarks, such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Overnight stay in Sydney.

Hotel Stay

  • Dive deeper into Sydney’s attractions, perhaps visiting Bondi Beach or exploring The Rocks district.
  • Enjoy a leisurely evening exploring the city’s vibrant dining scene.
  • Overnight stay in Sydney.

Hotel Stay

  • Continue your exploration of Sydney, visiting attractions like Darling Harbour or taking a cruise on the harbour.
  • Relax in one of Sydney’s beautiful parks or gardens.
  • Overnight stay in Sydney.

Hotel Stay

  • Pick up your Apollo Hitop Camper Hire and begin your coastal journey.
  • Drive to Jervis Bay, renowned for its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches.
  • Settle in for an overnight stay in Jervis Bay.


  • Continue your drive south to Central Tilba, a charming heritage village with quaint shops and historic buildings.
  • Explore the village and immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere.
  • Overnight stay in Central Tilba.


  • Journey to Merimbula, a coastal town famous for its stunning beaches and abundant wildlife.
  • Spend the day relaxing on the beach or exploring nearby nature reserves.
  • Overnight stay in Merimbula.


  • Head towards Gipsy Point, a hidden gem surrounded by lush rainforest and pristine rivers.
  • Enjoy the tranquillity of nature and perhaps indulge in some outdoor activities.
  • Overnight stay in Gipsy Point.


  • Drive to Mallacoota, a coastal haven known for its unspoilt beauty and outdoor adventures.
  • Spend the day exploring the town’s natural wonders or relaxing by the water.
  • Overnight stay in Mallacoota.


  • Continue your journey to Lakes Entrance, a picturesque town surrounded by shimmering lakes and scenic landscapes.
  • Take a stroll along the waterfront or enjoy water-based activities.
  • Overnight stay in Lakes Entrance.


  • Drive to Metung, a charming retreat with tranquil waterways and picturesque landscapes.
  • Explore the town’s markets and sample local delicacies.
  • Overnight stay in Metung.


  • Journey to Walhalla, a historic gold mining town steeped in heritage.
  • Discover the town’s fascinating history and explore its heritage sites.
  • Overnight stay in Walhalla.


  • Head to Wilsons Promontory National Park, renowned for its rugged coastline and diverse wildlife.
  • Spend the day hiking, wildlife spotting, or simply enjoying the park’s natural beauty.
  • Overnight stay in Wilsons Promontory.


  • Drive to Philip Island, famous for its penguin parade and pristine beaches.
  • Witness the enchanting sight of little penguins returning to shore at sunset.
  • Overnight stay in Philip Island.


  • Conclude your coastal adventure with a drive to Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital.
  • Return your Apollo Hitop Camper Hire and explore the city’s attractions.
  • Overnight stay in Melbourne.

Hotel Stay

  • Start your exploration of Melbourne by visiting Federation Square, a cultural precinct bustling with museums, galleries, and cafes. Admire the unique architecture and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Head to the iconic Flinders Street Station, one of Melbourne’s most recognisable landmarks. Take a stroll along the Yarra River and enjoy the picturesque views of the city skyline.
  • Explore Melbourne’s laneways, filled with street art, boutique shops, and cosy cafes. Discover hidden gems and immerse yourself in the city’s creative spirit.
  • Visit the Queen Victoria Market, a historic landmark offering an array of fresh produce, gourmet delights, and artisanal crafts. Sample local delicacies and shop for souvenirs.
  • In the afternoon, take a tram ride to St Kilda, Melbourne’s seaside suburb. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Esplanade, visit Luna Park, or relax on the sandy shores of St Kilda Beach.
  • In the evening, dine at one of Melbourne’s acclaimed restaurants, offering a diverse range of cuisines from around the world. End the day with a leisurely stroll along Southbank Promenade, admiring the city lights reflected in the Yarra River.

Hotel Stay

  • Spend the day immersing yourself in Melbourne’s thriving arts and cultural scene. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria, home to an extensive collection of Australian and international artworks.
  • Explore Melbourne’s museum precinct, including the Melbourne Museum, the Immigration Museum, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Learn about Australia’s history, culture, and film industry.
  • Wander through the Royal Botanic Gardens, a lush oasis in the heart of the city. Discover a diverse range of plant species, tranquil lakes, and ornamental gardens.
  • Take a guided tour of Melbourne’s historic landmarks, such as Parliament House, the State Library of Victoria, and the Old Melbourne Gaol. Gain insights into the city’s rich heritage and architectural heritage.
  • Enjoy a performance at one of Melbourne’s renowned theatres or live music venues. Experience the city’s vibrant performing arts scene, with a diverse range of productions to suit every taste.
  • End the day with a leisurely dinner at a rooftop restaurant or a cosy wine bar, enjoying panoramic views of the city skyline. Toast to your unforgettable journey through Melbourne’s cultural treasures.

Hotel Stay

  • Spend your final morning/day in Melbourne at leisure, exploring any remaining attractions or indulging in relaxation.
  • Depart from Melbourne, continue your journey or fly back the the UK.

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Sydney to Melbourne Coastal
  • Hotels, Camper
  • Room Only
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne