Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive - Australian Scenic Route

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Tour Details
Tour Duration: 
Recommended seven days six nights
Tour Departure Point: 
From Sydney Harbour you take the Eastern Distributor and then the Princess Highway 1 to Melbourne
Tour Location: 
Scenic tour down the Eastern coastline south from Sydney to Melbourne. Take byways detours to places of outstanding natural beauty
Pricing Details: 
Custom designed self drive holiday
Contact us to discuss your journey and a personalised quotation
Best Travel Time: 
February to November
Forest Connections nature experience

You want to enjoy the thrill of the open road, to discover quite byways that meander through spectacular scenery and taste great local food.

Self drive is all about the freedom to go where you want when you want. To have the chance to meet the locals who'll "show you around", sharing the best places for your authentic Australia holiday experience.

Taking this self drive holiday lets you discover the outstanding unspoilt South East Coastline of Australia - a true Great Australian Journey. Kangaroo Valley & South Discovery Tours Australia take the stress out of planning your Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive with this tailor made programme.

Review the attractions, complete the Tailor Made Holiday Options and we will send personalised recommendations including accommodation, suggested tours and attractions that you have the freedom to pick from as you tour.

The Melbourne / Sydney route is a tailor made Australian Self Drive Journey that rewards you with a rich and adventure trip.

Explore & discover as you travel the Australia South East Coastline:

The Koori civilization (Australian Aboriginals of the Eastern part of the country) has been located in South East Australia for over 20,000 years. Your journey will pass through landscapes that have deep significance, meet expert Aboriginal Guides and story tellers to learn more..............

Pass historic gold mining villages like Mogo in NSW and Walhalla in Victoria, view beautiful rolling dairy land, visit galleries with local artists and markets with local crafts. Relax at a luxury day spa en route...........

You'll explore wondrous National Parks with majestic green mountain ranges, white sandy beaches and pink and red granite cliffs of the Sapphire Coast. Uncrowded, unspoilt and unforgettable........

It's what makes this region of Australia so special is its rich variety of wildlife. Watches whales, dolphins, seals and baby penguins from idyllic islands and bays. See Kangaroos at play at Pebbly Beach. Discover and wombats and Echidnas in their natural habitat, Hear the calls of the many hundreds of bird species and opportunities to spot the shy and retiring goannas and platypus and more........

Good food and wine is key to a great holiday and you won't be disappointed with the growing local producers and their country fair. South Coast NSW has excellent fresh fish, free range beef, a newly discovered wine region that's blossoming and great local cheeses...........


Pick from a wide array of fun, exhilarating or once in a life time challenges, there is such a variety of activities to choose from: canoeing,  horse riding, sea kayak, golf, sky diving or stunning coastal walks like those in Ben Boyd National Park and more............

Learn how to avoid missing out on the world class nature and cultural attractions.

Your Trip Inclusions: 
  • Self-Guided Tours (we provide commentary which can be played in your car or we provide you an iPod for the duration of the tour)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Unique Real Australia experiences: Aboriginal culture, Federation era heritage, unspoilt nature coast
  • Itinerary, maps and information sheets
Other Information For This Holiday Tour
Special Terms & Conditions For This Tour: 

Packing Hint

Be sure to bring our swimmers as the sapphire waters have a magnetic draw. Trainers for exploring the National Parks - no shoes for discovering the unspoilt beaches!


Cooler winters (June-August) 18-24 C and mild to warm summers 26-32 C

Tailor Made Holiday: 
This is a Great Australian Journey that has to be tailor made because of the rich variety of experiences. Complete the questionnaire on our enquiry page which provides us with guidance on what you would find most interesting. We should then be delighted to tailor make your own personalised itinerary. From Melbourne travel back to Sydney by train to take onward connections to Adelaide.
Good Actions: 
There are several fascinating opportunities to learn more about the traditional Australian Aboriginal culture and to buy arts and crafts made by the communities. This gives you a unique souvenir while also directly benefiting the community. You will also find opportunities to contribute to conservation and through contributions to the Crystal Creek Meadows Charity Program or plant native trees in our conservation zone. We have selected the very best attractions which are not over crowded, are mindful of the environment and respect local communities and traditions.


Important Australian Aboriginal site
Tilba Tilba
Historic Tilba Tilba
The Rocks
The Rocks Sydney Australia
Sydney Royal National Park
Sydney Royal National Park
Gondwana Fossil Walk
Guided Tour of the world class 295 million year old fossils
Pebbly Beach
See Kangaroos up close in nature
Walhalla heritage gold mining town
Route C 461


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