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Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney city skyline

Australia's most stunning and vibrant city, embracing one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Sparkling beaches and showy vibe make Sydney a city of a thousand postcards.

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Melbourne's Yarra River and Skyline. The capital city of Victoria

The cultured and sporting metropolis at the bottom of the Australian mainland, often voted the most livable city in the world.

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Immerse yourself in nature - Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay:
Only 3 hours from Sydney, is a natural wonderland with vast opportunities to experience the beauty of the Australian coast, beaches and wildlife. Immerse yourself in nature.

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Take on the Mighty Murray River - Echuca Moama

Echuca and Moama:
Straddling the mighty Murray river only three hours drive from Melbourne. Experience the river life of yesteryear with Paddlesteamer rides, rich culture and heritage and glorious cafe culture.

Meet the locals – Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park:
A mecca for campers, holiday makers and daytrippers with many opportunities to engage with nature and meet wildlife up close.

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Sample fresh local produce - Wray Street Oyster Shed

The Wray Street Oyster Shed:
A busy family operated business serving up the freshest seafoods in North Batemans Bay, New South Wales

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Shop until you drop - Chadstone Shopping Centre

Chadstone Shopping Centre:
The largest shopping centre in Australia, renowned as "The Fashion Capital" with over 250 specialty stores from fashion to food to fun.

The Coastal and Inland Drives between Sydney and Melbourne


Itinerary guide and road trip planner

Sydney-Melbourne Touring is the primary place to plan your drive between Melbourne and Sydney along the two scenic routes, the Coastal Drive and the Inland Heritage Drive. Plan your itinerary, select accommodation, dine at restaurants and cafes, hire a campervan, and browse and book activities like bus tours, getting up close to wildlife, kayaking, bushwalking, helicopter rides, paddle steamer rides and hot air ballooning.

Along the journey visit splendid little towns and hamlets bursting with hospitality and things to do.

Information and booking resources

Explore the south-east coast of Australia with more than 1,400 kilometres of coastline and over 800 beaches (290 of them being surf beaches). Travel the inland route and experience Australia’s pioneering and agricultural spirit with gold, food and wine around places like Bendigo, Albury and Goulburn, and visit Australia’s capital city, Canberra, with days and days of museums, galleries and activities to experience.

Start your Sydney-Melbourne roadtrip tour here. Travel information, booking resources and image galleries.


The Coastal Discovery Drive

Sydney-Melbourne Coastal Discovery

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The Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive Experience is a drive of seaside towns, beaches, surf, wildlife, nature, friendly locals and mountain ranges.

Enjoy nature in the many national parks, visit coastal villages and taste platters of local produce.

Follow rainforest wilderness trails and delight in experiencing Australian wildlife, including beach kangaroos and little penguins waddling safely home after a day at sea.

The towns and hamlets along the coastal will delight. Cool off on white sandy beaches along the way.

Tempt the tastebuds with seafood caught fresh from the ocean and savour local wines to match.

Sydney-Melbourne Coastal Discovery Drive

The Inland Discovery Drive

Sydney-Melbourne Inland Discovery

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The Sydney Melbourne Inland Experience is the road less travelled, but no less enticing. Engage with culture and heritage, farm produce, wine and food.

Take yourself on a drive through Australia’s colonial pioneering history. Immerse yourself in a landscape shaped by the country’s early European settlers – river traders, farmers and those on the gold rush trail of the 1800s seeking their fortune!

Linger a while on the banks of the mighty Murray River. Immerse yourself in the grandeur and architecture of Bendigo. Discover the cultural delights of Canberra, Australia’s capital city.

Venture inland and be inspired.

Sydney-Melbourne Inland Discovery Drive



Find places to stay,
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and things to see & do

The trip planner will assist with ideas,
itinerary building and creating
a Sydney Melbourne road trip.


Create your road trip between Sydney and Melbourne to suit your own interests. Interest types enable you to focus on activities that are most important to you.

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