Your adventure begins in Sydney, a city that brilliantly combines natural wonders and man-made delights. Base yourself near Circular Quay so that you can catch a ferry to Manly, sail in the harbour or maybe catch a show at the Opera House. Oh, and don’t miss BridgeClimb. For something even more challenging, head to the Blue Mountains for some hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing or abseiling – and no visit to Sydney is complete without a surfing lesson at Bondi.
Time to drive south toward Melbourne along what is one of Australia’s most gorgeous stretches of coastline.
The route takes you to quaint country towns such as Bega, bustling fishing villages such as Ulladulla and stunning wilderness areas such as the nearby Budawang National Park. At Jervis Bay, you’ll find fantastic beaches for swimming and the world’s whitest sand.
After crossing the Victorian border, make time to explore the Mornington Peninsula, renowned for its beaches, wineries and wildlife.
Arrive in marvellous Melbourne, a vibrant city celebrated for its art galleries, grand Victorian architecture, trams, parks, world-beating restaurants and chic cafés.
There will be ample time to explore its famous backstreets and edgy fashion stores – make sure you book a tour of the Queen Victoria Market.
Afterwards, you can unwind in a thermal bath in Daylesford, just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne.