A Road trip from Sydney to Melbourne – Australia

An ancient Chinese scholar once said, “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” Though the quote is perfect for explorers and discoverers but in these modern days travelling without planning won’t be a good idea. Nevertheless the scholar’s message is very much clear. Travelling needs time for exploration. Best travelling would be that you leave no stone untouched. The best way of travelling whenever and wherever possible would be by road. The scenery is plus no doubt, but the chance of meeting many different people with different traditions and living those few days their way is worth every single penny you may spent for that road trip.

Sydney to Melbourne

Sydney is the capital of the state of New South Whales. Starting your journey from Sydney will be good idea as all major airlines touchdown at Sydney airport. Rent a car is available on the airport but it will be good idea to rest for the day and spend a day or two exploring Sydney. Sydney is one of the top cities for quality life. The quality of infrastructure that Sydney has to offer is available in only few other cities around the world. Sydney has many places for tourists, explorers, nature lover and surf lovers.

  • Bondi beach is very famous for its surfing; you may also get surfing classes for 2 hours by throwing in couple of bucks.
  • For shopping lovers the best place to visit will be Paddington’s Oxford Street.
  • If you happen to be there in January. You are up for treat to attend Australia’s largest event of ‘Sydney Festival’. Over 1000 artist perform during this event and all this is for free.
  • Don’t forget the Taronga Zoo on the north shore.
  • Royal National Park offers 100km of trails. It is a paradise for cyclists and surfers.

Nowra will be the first main stop in our 884.5 km journey to Melbourne city.

Things to do on the way to Nowra:

  • Stop for a picnic and quick surf at Stanwell Tops
  • Sea Cliff Bridge spanning 250 meter over the ocean.
  • Visit famous Blowholes, shooting water up to the height of 50 meters.
  • Shoalhaven Heads is also famous for a swimming and syrfing point.
  • Coolangatta Estate is famous for its award winning wines.

In Nowera visit the famous antique shops and café.

Eden will be our second main stop. Things that you may want to stop and see on your way:

  • Get a sea kayak and paddle around.
  • Lunch in the town of Batemans Bay.
  • Boomerang throwing session at Umbarra Cultural Center.
  • Swim, surf and snorkel at Mmosa Rock National Park.
  • At Eden go for whale watching if you are there between July and November.

Philip Island will be our third main stop. The way offers range of things to do like:

  • Paddle a canoe up the Wallagaragh River.
  • Feed sea eagle and see kangaroos at Gypsy Point.
  • A visit to Cape Conran Park.
  • A visit to the Promontory National Park.
  • At Ryhll get the chance to watch koalas and water birds.
  • Stop for a cup of coffee at Fish creek.
  • At Philip Island visit Grand Prix Circuit.

Melbourne is our destination and final stop. The way and the city have many things to offer, out of which few are mentioned here:

  • Visit conservation center in Cowes to get close with koalas.
  • Visit wineries, beaches and golf courses of Flinders.
  • In Sorrento you can get a chance to swim with the dolphins.
  • Enjoy the night life at cosmopolitan beach town of Mornington.

At Melbourne make sure you spend 2 days to go through all the attractions. The city has to offer many sea sports, night clubs, theme parks and national parks.

Author Bio: Scharyar Aly is a professional content writer, he writes about places to be, travelling for adventures and works for a cheap canvas printsCompany focused on printing photo on canvas for interior decoration.