Three Places to See During a Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip

There are many different road trip opportunities in a country as vast as Australia. One of the most popular is a Sydney to Melbourne road trip along the A1 Princes Highway. If you are making this drive, you should give yourself at least three days to complete it.

You should also make sure that you have a vehicle that is suitable for the trip. If you do not own a vehicle that you can use, you can hire one from a provider such as Then all you need to do is decide what you want to see on your trip. Here are three places that you will not want to miss.

Jervis Bay

Three Places to See During a Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip

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First up on this list of sites to see on a  Sydney to Melbourne road trip is Jervis Bay. One of the biggest attractions of the area is the pristine white sand beaches that you can stroll along. You may also want to spend some time on a dolphin watching cruise, or exploring one of the many delightful coastal villages you will come across.


Three Places to See During a Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip

In this one of the best places for whale watching, during the migration season from May to November. You can get an excellent view of these marvellous creatures from around Twofold Bay. Although whales are definitely the main attraction, as far as Eden is concerned, there are more activities that you can enjoy.

One of the most popular of these activities is bushwalking in the Ben Boyd National Park. This is the perfect way to get closer to the nature of the area. You can spend some time getting the benefits of a walk through the bush then head to the beach for some much-needed relaxation.

Gippsland Lakes

Three Places to See During a Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip

The Gippsland Lakes area is a perfect place to stop off before you reach Melbourne. The incredible network of lakes in the area makes for a spectacular adventure. You can simply choose to sit with your feet in the water and relax. Alternatively, you can take to the water on skis or you can try your luck at fishing from the shores of several different lakes. It’s also possible to hire a boat so that you can explore the lake network in more detail. There are many native animals and birds to see along the way, including seals and koalas. There is a new sight to see around every corner.

After a day spent exploring the lakes, you can sit and relax while enjoying your meal, on the banks of the beautiful waters. This is a great opportunity to watch the sun go down on your adventures for the day.

These are all experiences that can make your Sydney to Melbourne road trip a memorable one. There is a wide variety of things to do at each of these destinations including getting a closer look at the local wildlife, taking part in water sports and walking along white-sand beaches. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

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