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Melbourne to Sydney
Melbourne to Sydney
|| 7 Days
||distance 816 miles
||time 18 Hrs 30 Mins
- Phillip Island Nature Park (*SSD)
- Wildlife Cruises Phillip Island (*SSD)
- Wilsons Promontory
- Lakes Entrance
- Buchan Caves
- Parliament House, Canberra
- Bradman Museum, Bowral
Best Photo Spots:
Day 1 - Melbourne to Phillip Island
- Big Bit Lookout - north of Batemans Bay for amazing vistas up and down the coast
- Green Cape Lighthouse, the first cast concrete lighthouse tower in Australia, near Eden
- Visit Parliament House, Canberra
- Cute Fairy Penguin photos at Phillip Island Nature Park
(84 miles, 2hrs) Don’t miss Victoria’s most popular natural attraction – the nightly parade of hundreds of little penguins at Phillip Island. The island is also home to Australia’s largest colony of fur seals. At the Koala Conservation Centre treetop boardwalks will get you close to these tree hugging, furry, gum leaf eaters.
Day 2 - Phillip Island to Lakes Entrance
(186 miles, 4hrs 30mins) On the southern most tip of the state is the Wilsons Promontory National Park, famous for its abundance of flora and fauna, wild ocean beaches and mountain views. Nearby Ninety Mile Beach stretches from north of Yarram to Lakes Entrance, and is great for swimming and fishing. To the north-east lies the Buchan Caves and at the state’s east tip enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Croajingolong National Park. In between is the rugged high plains made famous in the movie 'The Man from Snowy River’.
Day 3 - Lakes Entrance to Bega
(186 miles, 4hrs) On the way to Bega, visit the Killer Whale Museum at Eden. Taste the cheese that made Bega famous, and see the history of cheesemaking in the Bega Valley at the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre (entry is free).
Day 4 - Bega to Batemans Bay
(92 miles, 2hrs) On the way to Batemans Bay, take a quick detour to Umbarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre (Wallaga Lake via Narroma) which offers hands on activities such as boomerang and spear throwing, ochre painting and shelter building. Nearby, the Moruya township dates back to 1850. The granite used in the Pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was quaried in Moruya and a number of the historic buildings have been made of the local stone. Batemans Bay offers local seafood restaurants, casual cafés, art galleries and studios.
Day 5 - Batemans Bay to Canberra
(92 miles, 2hrs 15mins) As the National Capital, Canberra has a huge choice of things to do including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre and much more. Take a walk on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, a central recreational feature of the Capital.
Day 6 - Canberra
Start your day with a trip to the internationally recognized Australian War Memorial. With an art collection of more than 100,000 works and magnificent sculpture garden, the National Gallery of Australia should also be on the ‘must see’ list.
Day 7 - Canberra to Sydney
(177 miles, 3hrs 45min) Take the Federal Highway to Sydney and drop into Bowral and visit the Bradman Museum and learn about the life of Sir Donald Bradman – Australian’s legendary cricketer.
*SSD: Super Saver Discount applies – ask your travel consultant for details.
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