Seven Day Aquatic & Heritage Highlights itinerary

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About the Seven Day Aquatic & Heritage Highlights Itinerary

Seven days of inland adventure and heritage cruising between Australia's two largest cities along the main transport artery provides a great opportunity to really engross yourself in the sites, activities and nature that abounds.

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The inland route from Sydney to Melbourne (or Melbourne to Sydney) is a delight for the drive and travel enthusiast. It is a great way to get to know Australia's southern heartland.

 

Seven Day Aquatic & Heritage Highlights Day Planner

Day 1

Melbourne to Bendigo (Approx 150km)

(Allow 3 hours drive time)

Climb to the top of Hanging Rock for great views over the countryside.

Get a fun introduction to gracious Bendigo’s history on a vintage ‘Talking Tram’.

Take an underground tour at Central Deborah Gold Mine.

Follow the Food Fossicking guided or self guided tour and discover some of the best restaurants, local produce and passionate food leaders in the region.

Visit The Great Stupa, home of the largest gem quality Jade Buddha in the world.

Day 2

Bendigo to Echuca-Moama (Approx 150km)

(Allow 3 hours drive time)

Wander along the Murray Esplanade at Echuca which is lined with quaint cafes and old-time shops.

Take a historic paddlesteamer cruise on the Murray River Paddlesteamers.

Go fishing for a Murray Cod, the largest freshwater fish in Australia, at a relaxing spot along the river bank.

Day 3

Echuca-Moama to Yarrawonga-Mulwala (Approx 150km)

(Allow 3 hours drive time)

Wander along the Murray Esplanade at Echuca which is lined with quaint cafes and old-time shops.

Take a historic paddlesteamer cruise on the Murray River Paddlesteamers.

Go fishing for a Murray Cod, the largest freshwater fish in Australia, at a relaxing spot along the river bank.

Day 4

Yarrawonga-Mulwala to Albury-Wodonga (Approx 100km)

(Allow 3 hours drive time)

Trail around the cellar doors in the Rutherglen wine region which is renowned for its rich fortified wines and robust reds.

Experience Wonga Wetland’s abundant bird life.

Visit the National heritage-listed Bonegilla Migrant Experience and see first-hand what life was like as a post-war migrant.

Grab some fresh local produce and enjoy a picnic on the banks of Lake Hume.

Check out some interesting exhibitions at MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury.

Enjoy the magnificent views of Albury from Monument Hill Lookout.

Day 5

Albury/Wodonga to Canberra (Approx 340km)

(Allow 3 hours drive time)

Take a moaring walk and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm at Albury Botanic Gardens.

Cycle along the banks of the Murray or follow the Wagirra Trail to see some perfect examples of outdoor and indigenous art.

Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings at Cockington Green Gardens in Canberra.

See more than 150 skeletons and skull displays and realistic robotic dinosaurs at the National Dinosaur Museum.

Take a guided tour at National Museum of Australia and learn about Australia’s history and stories behind the vast collection.

Discover historical gems in the Treasures Gallery at the National Library of Australia, including James Cook’s handwritten Endeavour journal and Australia’s first pound note.

Day 6

Canberra to Ulladulla via Batemans Bay (Approx 200km)

(Allow 3 hours drive time)

Take a sunrise hot air balloon fly with Balloon Alfot and view the ‘bush captial’ from high above.

Cycle and just scroll along the purpose-built trail around Lake Burley Griffin.

Sample award-wining cool climate wine at more than thirty wineries within the the Canberra District wine region.

Go behind the scenes at AIS – Australian Institute of Sport and discover Australia’s sporting powerhouse with an elite athlete as your guide.

Follow the Kings Highway to Batemans Bay and enjoy charming views of rolling hills and national parks along the way.

Take a quick detour to Pebbly Beach to see kangaroos congregating on the sand.

Relax and enjoy a succulent seafood feast at Ulladulla.

Day 7

Ulladulla to Sydney (Approx. 250km)

(Allow 3 hours drive time)

Take a cruise with Jervis Bay Wild to see dolphins, seals and perhaps even a whale or two during their migrating season.

Enjoy a swim at Hyams Beach, where you fill find the world’s whitest sand.

Follow the Grand Pacific Drive and enjoy the stunning coastal views and villages along the way.

Drive over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge before stopping at Bald Hill Lookout for a spectacular view of the bridge and the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy the lush green forest view and stop while driving through the Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world.

Enjoy dinner by the iconic Sydney Opera House in the world’s most famous harbour city.

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Explore the Regions between Sydney and Melbourne

  • Region Partner Phillip Island
  • Region Partner Bendigo
  • Region Partner Albury Wodonga
  • Region Partner Gippsland
  • Region Partner Murray Sun Country
  • Region Partner Geelong and the Bellarine
  • Region Partner Australian Coastal Wilderness
  • Region Partner Canberra

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