From Sydney to Melbourne: get the most out of 2 cities
Posted on 24/06/2018 by Spaceships Crew
This is the perfect itinerary for Space Travellers that want to enjoy two of Australia's most buzzing cities and to have a great road trip. Travel from Sydney to Melbourne, see heaps on the way and enjoy city life in these amazing cities.
As you probably know, your Spaceships campervan comes with all cooking & sleeping gear included and there are no hidden fees. There's no extra fee for dropping it off at another depot. And as Spaceships drive like a regular car (and sleep like a campervan), it's easy to drive around and to park in these big cities.
Day 1: bye bye Sydney
From Sydney, drive south through the heritage listed Royal National Park and along the coast for an overnight stop at one of the many beach towns located just beyond Wollongong such as Kiama or Gerringong.
Day 2: mountain life
Follow Highway 23 inland to Cooma then follow the signs to Jindabyne, gateway to the Snowy Mountains. No matter what the season, this area offers a variety of things to do, whether it be hiking through the Kosciuszko National Park in summer or skiing the slopes of Thredbo in winter.
Day 3: welcome to Victoria
Head south and cross the border into Victoria. Overnight at Gippsland Lakes, Australia's largest and most beautiful inland waterway. This coastal park offers great camping facilities and has plenty of walking tracks to explore.
Day 4: mountains & forests
Continue to the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, Wilsons Promontory. It's huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, beaches and coastlines make for some stunning scenery and is one of the best locations for spotting kangaroos, emus, wombats, echidnas and rosellas.
Day 5: to Phillip Island
Just a 2 hour drive west will bring you to Phillip Island. Stay overnight so as not to miss the sunset parade of penguins returning to the shore after a days fishing. For the motorcycle enthusiast, the MotoGP this year will be held on the Island between Oct 17 and 19.
Day 6: Great Ocean Road
Begin your Great Ocean Road adventure with a breakfast stop at Torquay, home of the famous Bells Beach and birthplace of Rip Curl and Quicksilver. The Rip Curl Pro Surfing competition is held here every Easter. Overnight at one of the picturesque coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay.
For more Great Ocean Road tips, check out our ultimate guide to Great Ocean Road.
Day 7: hellooooo Melbourne
Head inland into a temperate rainforest and experience the Otway Tree Top Walk. A short drive from here will bring you to the famous 'Twelve Apostles', a collection of magnificent limestone stacks rising up from the Southern Ocean. Gibson's Steps, The Arch, The Grotto, London Bridge and Bay of Martyrs are also not to be missed.
Follow the Princess Highway to Melbourne. You can easily spend three days enjoying the city's many cafes, restaurants, art galleries, shopping and live entertainment.
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