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Sydney to Adelaide Drive


Canberra & Mount Kosciuszko Route

1,700 km | 21 hours | 7 days

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Sydney - Kosciuszko - Adelaide Itinerary

Day 1: Sydney | Southern Highlands - 290 km | 3 hr 40 min
Day 2: Canberra
Day 3 & 4: Mount Kosciuszko - 235 km | 3 h 15 min 
Day 5: Albury | Echuca - 430 km | 5 h 20 min
Day 6: Swan Hill | Mildura - 375 km | 4 h 15 min
Day 7: Murray River | Barossa Valley | Adelaide - 390 km | 4.5 h

Adelaide - Kosciuszko - Sydney Itinerary

Day 1: Adelaide | Barossa Valley | Murray River  -  390 km | 4.5 h
Day 2: Mildura | Swan Hill - 375 km | 4 h 15 min
Day 3: Echuca | Albury - 430 km | 5 h 20 min
Day 4 & 5: Mount Kosciuszko - 235 km | 3 h 15 min 
Day 6: Canberra 
Day 7: Southern Highlands | Sydney - 290 km  | 3 hr 40 min

Southern Highlands

Known for its beautiful garden estates which are sometimes open to the public, its autumn colours, its historic buildings and country mansions, its national parks and hikes, its antiques, galleries, wineries and its picturesque landscapes, the Southern Highlands is worth at least a day of your time. For more information read our full article: 5 Highlights of the Southern Highlands.

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Milton, Southern Highlands.

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Fitzroy Falls.


is a green and spacious city of gardens, jazz, wineries and some of Australia's best museums (we list the top ten). The National Art Gallery is a personal favorite. Kids will love the hands-on exhibits at Questacon, and everyone will find the Australian War Memorial moving, immersive and informative. Its expansiveness makes Canberra the ideal city to explore from behind the wheel of your campervan. We recommend spending 1 - 3 days here. For a list of things to do and the best Canberra Caravan Parks, see our full article: Things to do in Canberra.

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Mount Kosciuszko National Park

The 74 km scenic drive from Thredbo to Khancoba passes through the Kosciuszko National Park on a winding road. 

As you pass through Kosciuszko National Park, stop at lookouts along the way to take in the stunning views. There are a few options for free overnight camping as well as the Kosciuszko National Park camping grounds. Read our full article on Mount Kosciuszko National Park.

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Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: ezekielpictorials via IG

Tom Groggin

The mountain town of Tom Groggin marks the beginning of the Great Alpine Way where you can stretch your legs with even more breathtaking mountain walks and jaw-dropping views. If you're a Man from Snowy River fan, embark on a horse riding adventure from Cochran Horse Treks. 

Between Khancoban and Albury, is the town of Coryong where you'll find the Man From Snowy River Museum.

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Horse adventures. Photo: Tom Groggin Station.

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Photo: Tom Groggin Station

Albury and Wodonga

Albury (NSW) and Wondonga (VIC) straddle the Murray River, which is lined with stately 600-year-old river gums.  The towns are known for their fine heritage architecture, brilliant yellow canola fields, tree-lined country lanes, autumn colours, excellent restaurants, wineries and local produce.

7 Things to do in Albury and Wadonga

Albury Caravan Parks

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Canola Fields
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Albury. Photo: _matt.walker_ via Instagram
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Echuca is home to the largest paddle steamer fleet in Australia. It's a picturesque historic town on the banks of the Murray River and a lovely spot to spend the night.

Things to do in Echuca

Echuca Paddle Steamers.

Swan Hill

The draw card at Swan Hill is the Historic Pioneer Settlement but you can also visit wineries and the regional Art Gallery. There are BBQs in Riverside Park for a picturesque lunch or dinner. Local produce includes Murray cod, yabbies, avocado, stone fruit, citrus fruits, and wine. 

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Historic Pioneer Settlement at Swan Hill.


Mildura is an oasis in the outback and a cornucopia of local produce and vineyards. Stop here for the paddle steamer tours of the Murray River, the art deco buildings, the wine tasting at local vineyards, the quality dining and the picturesque hinterland. 

Things to do in Mildura

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Barossa Valley

Vineyards and wineries, rolling hills, good food, art and quaint villages sum up the Barossa Valley. We have a self drive tour that consists of 25 stops. To fit it all in would take two days, but the Barossa Valley is only an hour out of Adelaide so you could do it as a day trip from there if you are basing yourself in Adelaide for a while.

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Seppeltsfield. Photo by @australianinsider via Instagram
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Artisans of Barossa. Photo: @sflodine via Instagram

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