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Melbourne To Sydney via Canberra

Drive via Canberra


Take a roadtrip from Melbourne to Sydney on the Sydney Melbourne Heritage Drive via the nation's capital, Canberra.

Travel through historic gold rush towns, hit the greens on local golf courses and sample varietal wines at award-winning wineries. Drive through the Goldfields region and continue on to the mighty Murray River, home to the world's largest fleet of paddle steamers. The galleries and gardens of Canberra are next, and then it's on to New South Wales and Sydney, with its iconic landmarks the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and famous Bondi Beach.




Melbourne to Sydney via Canberra is approximately 1117 kilometres (694 miles) 

To drive this route without stopping (which would be a shame) is around 13.25 hours.


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