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Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive (Self Drive)

Duration
5 Days
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US$ 543

Get a true feel for Australia’s coast by driving it. Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne explore some of the best beaches around, enjoy quaint coastal towns on route with many chances for swimming, boating and relaxing.


Explore Australia’s lesser known south-east coast on this picturesque 5 day self drive between Sydney and Melbourne.

Consider arriving a few days early in Sydney to enjoy all this diverse, iconic city has to offer. Then take the spectacular seaside drive to Jarvis Bay, well known for its scuba diving and whale watching. Charming fishing towns such as Batemans Bay punctuate your onward journey to Tilba Tilba, a former gold rush town settled in the 19th century.

Stop in at the former whaling town of Eden, where the Eden Killer Whale Museum tells the story of orcas who, in exchange for food, would help herd ill-fated baleen whales into Twofold Bay. The skeleton of one of these orcas, ‘Old Tom’ is displayed in the museum today. Further along the coast, Metung is a lakeside town with plenty of water-related activities on offer, including fishing, boating and swimming.

Return your vehicle in Melbourne, Australia’s cultural, shopping and sporting capital.


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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 543

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Day 1

Sydney to Jervis Bay

Collect your car and take the Grand Pacific Drive south via the spectacular 665m long Sea Cliff Bridge enroute to Kiama, Jervis Bay and the Ulladulla region, home to some of the best beaches in Australia.

222 km (138 miles) 2.75 hours

Duration1 Night
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Dolphin Sands Huskisson

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    Dolphin Sands Huskisson



    Dolphin Sands is a tranquil retreat for couples, only minutes away from the White sands, Jervis Bay at Huskisson. Dolphin Sands is only a 2 to 3 minute stroll to local restaurants, shops, and the beach. On your morning walk you may even be treated ...

    Dolphin Sands is a tranquil retreat for couples, only minutes away from the White sands, Jervis Bay at Huskisson. Dolphin Sands is only a 2 to 3 minute stroll to local restaurants, shops, and the beach. On your morning walk you may even be treated to a Dolphin parade off Huskisson Beach. The country style breakfast will be healthy, hearty and filling to start you on your day of Jervis Bay tourist attractions.

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Day 2

Jervis Bay to Tilba Tilba

Travel through Narooms and the beautiful fishing town of Batemans Bay to Tilba Tilba, known for its excellent quality crafts and tea houses.

205 km (127 miles) 2.5 hours

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Duration1 Night
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The Bryn at Tilba

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    The Bryn at Tilba



    The Bryn at Tilba features a bed and breakfast holiday accommodation nestled in the hills overlooking historic Central Tilba. You can enjoy breakfast out on the verandah with its views back towards Central Tilba and out across rolling farmland to the ocean and Montague Island. ...

    The Bryn at Tilba features a bed and breakfast holiday accommodation nestled in the hills overlooking historic Central Tilba. You can enjoy breakfast out on the verandah with its views back towards Central Tilba and out across rolling farmland to the ocean and Montague Island. All three room options offer elegant fittings and furnishings to ensure your comfort. If arriving after 7.30pm, guests must call ahead to confirm check in arrangements.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pets Accepted

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Day 3

Tilba Tilba to Gipsy Point

After breakfast leave Tilba Tilba and head to the coast driving through little seaside towns. Stop at the whaling museum in Eden, before continuing to Gipsy Point, a little coastal town surrounded by lakes and national parks.

203 km (126 miles) 2.5 hours

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Duration1 Night
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Gipsy Point Boutique Resort

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    Gipsy Point Boutique Resort



    Gipsy Point Lakeside is a dream destination for those who desire luxury and style, with the soothing tranquillity of untouched nature. The boutique resort sits restfully on the banks of the Mallacoota Inlet in the heart of Australia's very own World Biosphere Reserve - the ...

    Gipsy Point Lakeside is a dream destination for those who desire luxury and style, with the soothing tranquillity of untouched nature. The boutique resort sits restfully on the banks of the Mallacoota Inlet in the heart of Australia's very own World Biosphere Reserve - the majestic Croajingolong National Park. With sweeping views of the water and beyond, the modern and spacious self-contained boutique apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private verandahs and architecture with a difference.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Fishing Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Pool (s)
    • Water sports/ Equipment

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Day 4

Gipsy Point to Metung

Travel along the coast to the lakeside town of Metung, a gateway for water enthusiasts. Fish, swim, boat or just relax.

Approximately 225 km (140 miles) 2.75 hours

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Duration1 Night
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The Moorings at Metung

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    The Moorings at Metung



    Established as a home to leisure and lifestyle, The Moorings offer the ultimate in comfort and living on the shores of the Gippsland Lakes. Complimentary use of the private marina ensures boating convenience and maximises time on the water so that every minute of your ...

    Established as a home to leisure and lifestyle, The Moorings offer the ultimate in comfort and living on the shores of the Gippsland Lakes. Complimentary use of the private marina ensures boating convenience and maximises time on the water so that every minute of your holiday is enjoyable. Relaxing is easy as you look out over the lakes. The self-contained units offer everything you need, making staying in as pleasurable as going out.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis
    • Watersport Activities

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Day 5

Metung to Melbourne

Choose to drive via Wilsons Promontory and Phillips Island back to Melbourne or through the little towns of the Gippsland area.

Approx. 312 km (194 miles) 4 hours

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 5 day Group C car hire
  • Detailed co-pilot kit including maps and driving itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Optional excursions
  • Park fees unless stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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