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Flinders Street Station precinct is Melbourne’s iconic hub for history, culture, and urban life.

Melbourne:
The marvelous Flinders Street Station and an iconic, colourful tram passes by.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney city skyline

Sydney:
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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Road trip and Travel

Driving the roads less travelled:
Take time and let the wind blow through your hair.

Road trips, drives and itineraries between Sydney and Melbourne

 

Drive the Coastal and Inland routes from Sydney to Melbourne and from Melbourne to Sydney. Plan a road trip. Create an itinerary. View maps and make bookings. Experience food and wine, wildlife and beaches. The regions between Melbourne and Sydney are some of the most vibrant and dynamic across Australia.


 

The Coastal Discovery Drive

Sydney-Melbourne Coastal Discovery

Bathing boxes on Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne

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 Drive Experience is an enticing journey. Engage with culture and heritage, farm produce, wine and food.

Take yourself on a drive through Australia’s rich 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!

Spend time on the banks of the Murray River, the majestic divide between New South Wales and Victoria. Indulge 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

 


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. View Itineraries.

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.

Tourist information, maps, accommodation, travel and booking resources and image galleries.

 

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Interests

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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