Aerial view of the Sea Cliff Bridge suspended over the ocean in Clifton, New South Wales ©  Destination NSW

Sea Cliff Bridge, Clifton, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Trip overview

9 days
Car, boat
1475km (916mi)
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Day 1: Sydney to Jervis Bay

3.0hrs 199km (124mi)

Start your journey in Sydney, heading south to explore treasures along the New South Wales coast.

Day 2: Jervis Bay to Central Tilba

3.5hrs 230km (143mi)

Continue south from Jervis Bay to the oyster town of Batemans Bay and historic Central Tilba.

Day 3: Tilba to Merimbula

1.0hrs 93km (58mi)

Buckle up for a day of incredible food, rugged national parks and charming seaside villages on the Sapphire Coast.

Day 4: Merimbula to Mallacoota

1.5hrs 115km (71mi)

Today you’ll drive to Mallacoota, at the eastern end of Victoria’s scenic Gippsland region.

Day 5: Mallacoota to Lakes Entrance

2.5hrs 202km (125mi)

Continue deep into Victoria’s Gippsland region, home to pristine beaches and a vast lake system.

Day 6: Lakes Entrance to Walhalla

2.5hrs 196km (122mi)

Head inland from Lakes Entrance to find a history-soaked haven in Victoria.

Day 7: Walhalla to Wilsons Promontory

2.5hrs 189km (117mi)

Rainforests, charming country towns and a striking coastal national park await on this section of the drive.

Day 8: Wilsons Promontory to Phillip Island

1.5hrs 117km (73mi)

Cruise down coastal roads from one stunning destination to the next.

Day 9: Phillip Island to Melbourne

2.0hrs 141km (88mi)

Linger on Phillip Island before ending your epic journey in cosmopolitan Melbourne.