Anita Gray

Travel Advisor
Bliss Travels

Explore Australia’s lesser-known south-east coast on this picturesque 5-day self-drive between Sydney and Melbourne.

Consider arriving a few days early in Sydney, to enjoy some soccer games then and to enjoy all this diverse, iconic city has to offer. Then take the spectacular seaside drive to Jarvis Bay, well known for its scuba diving and whale watching. Charming fishing towns such as Batemans Bay punctuate your onward journey to Tilba Tilba, a former gold rush town settled in the 19th century.

Stop in at the former whaling town of Eden, where the Eden Killer Whale Museum tells the story of orcas who, in exchange for food, would help herd ill-fated baleen whales into Twofold Bay. The skeleton of one of these orcas, ‘Old Tom’ is displayed in the museum today. Further along the coast, Metung is a lakeside town with plenty of water-related activities on offer, including fishing, boating and swimming.

Return your vehicle in Melbourne, Australia’s cultural, shopping and sporting capital.