Melbourne to Sydney: your ultimate road trip guide for the Hume Highway
The main Melbourne-Sydney route is long, but it doesn’t have to be arduous, with plenty of fascinating towns, sights, and experiences to explore along the way.
It’s one of the country’s oldest, longest and most-travelled roads. The mighty Hume Highway is a vital part of Australia’s transport infrastructure and has been so (in one form or another) since 1817.
As the primary connection between Australia’s two biggest cities, the Hume is well-used by travellers journeying between Melbourne and Sydney.
Sure, you can tackle the 840km, nine-hour drive in one day, but with so many sights to see along the way, it’s well worth taking your time.
Download the arevo fuel finder app before you set out to ensure you get the best deal on fuel throughout your journey and sign up for RACV Emergency Roadside Assistance to make sure you're prepared for any situation. If you're an existing RACV Member, make sure your details are up-to-date before you head off.
Driving an electric vehicle (EV)? The growing EV charging network means you don’t need to worry about running out of charge.
No matter where you are on your road trip, make sure you have a playlist on hand to keep you focused and entertained. Rather than pumping out the same top 20 (mostly American) most-popular pop hits, check out this great Australian road trip playlist featuring Australian artists from the past and present.