Grand Pacific Drive
Duration: 5 days
Travels through: Victoria, New South Wales
If you’re after incredible coastal views, then taking the scenic route from Melbourne to Sydney as part of the Grand Pacific Drive is the road trip for you. While it might extend the journey from an hour’s plane trip, it’s well worth the experience.
Along the way, you’ll be treated to some quirky little towns where the regional hospitality is still strong, like Mallacoota, about six hours east of Melbourne. Think picturesque beaches, secluded swimming holes, locally made products, boutique stores, fresh produce, and even Croajingolong National Park with lush hiking trails, native flora and fauna, and stunning beaches
Continue five hours up the east coast to Jervis Bay, where some of the most untouched and stunning beaches in Australia are found.
If you have the time, you can take a dolphin cruise, go whale watching, kayak around the bay, hike around Booderee National Park, or just take in the surrounds.
Perhaps the best part of the Melbourne to Sydney road trip is winding your way around the coast on the stunning Grand Pacific Drive north to Wollongong, where crystal blue waters lap underneath as you sit on an elevated road right above the sea – you truly do feel like you’re on the water’s edge.
Then onwards to Sydney where there is so much to see and do!
The Nullarbor Plain
Duration: 6 days
Travels through: South Australia, Western Australia
What could be more Australian than our red desert?
This road trip through the iconic stretch of barron wilderness connects South and Western Australia. The 1,256 km journey along the Eyre Highway takes you through the sandy plains of the longest and flattest road in the country.
This adventure is best enjoyed in winter to avoid the worst of the desert heat. At that time of year, you can also catch whale migration down south, see the limestone Bunda Cliffs, have a hit of golf at Nullarbor Links - the world’s longest golf course, and see plenty of native animals along the way.
As fuel, food and rest stops can be far and in-between, make sure you plan your petrol stops with arevo and go over our essential road safety checklist before heading off.