It all began at The Rocks, an enclave of historic sandstone buildings around the west end of Circular Quay. Here you’ll find old pubs, art galleries, and restaurants. At the top of the hill sits the Observatory where you can star gaze. Climb the Harbour Bridge for a bird’s eye view of the city. Visit the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art, wander passed street performers to the iconic Opera House (great at sunset!) and the Botanic Gardens for a picnic. Head south for the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Museum, before heading back toward Circular Quay for the Museum of Sydney.
Jump on a ferry to visit Taronga Park Zoo and the harbourside walk at Cremorne Point (drop in to the Mossman Rowers Club for a drink). Visit the famous Bondi Beach. Take the coastal walk to lesser known beauties such as Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach and Clovelly Beach where you can catch the bus to Centennial Park for some roller blading or cycling.
Sydney is surrounded by national parks worthy of a day trip. To the north is the Kuringai-Chase National Park with stunning harbour views. To the west are the Blue Mountains with mountain vistas, forests, secret swimming holes, waterfalls, and some great old pubs for a rewarding drink and bite to eat afterwards. To the south lies the Royal National Park with rugged coastline and secluded beaches.
BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park at Narabeen is close to beautiful Narabeen Beach. Lane Cove River Tourist Park is an easy distance from North Ryde train station, so you can leave the campervan and use Sydney’s rail system and harbor ferries to explore.
Distance: 900 - 1000 km (with detours)
Drive Time: 10 hr
Tour Time: 4 – 8 days
Travel north along the legendary Pacific Coast, Australia’s top campervan touring drive. Venture off the highway and explore some of Australia’s most beautiful tourist drives. It’s a paradise for swimming, fishing, surfing, dolphin-watching and boating. You pass through dozens of national parks, which offer diverse landscapes, wildlife, rewarding hikes and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
But first, drive your campervan through the verdant valleys of the Hunter Valley and visit Australia’s oldest wineries for some attitude-free wine tastings (novices welcome!) before hitting the coast.
Myall Lakes National Parks is an extravagantly pretty mosaic of lakes, rivers, rainforests and secluded coastlines. It’s rich in birdlife and the changing hues of sunset and sunrise are reflected in the still water surfaces. Kayak, boat, hike, swim and spot migrating humpback whales.
Further north lies Bellingen, an alternative lifestyle town of misty mornings, a healthy bat population, crystal clear rivers and poetic place names like The Promised Land and Never Never River.
Pose in front of the big banana at Coffs Harbour and grab a banana smoothie. In October and November, detour through Grafton when the streets are strewn with the purple blossoms of Jacaranda trees.
The entire coastline is studded with pristine beaches, picturesque towns, and campervan sites. Highlights include the colourful hippy town of Nimbin and the famous Byron Bay, a pleasant blend of barefoot beach culture and cashed-up hippies.
You can build your own itinerary at pacificcoast.com.au
There are two popular routes between Sydney and Melbourne; the Coastal Drive and the Alpine Coastal Combo Drive.
Distance: 1,200 km (including detours)
Drive Time: 15 hr
Tour Time: 5 – 8 days
This drive hugs the coast passing through coastal towns, along sweeping beaches, and over estuaries and lakes. At every turn the view will take your breath away. You’ll have opportunities to swim, fish, relax on beaches, hang out at beach side campsites and enjoy water sports, hiking, the wildlife, and vibrant culture of these coastal communities.
Highlights include Gerringong and Seven Mile Beach, Jervis Bay with its squeaky white sands, coastal hikes and kangaroos, the quaint country town of Tilba Tilba, the beaches of Merimbula, the magical landscapes, emus, seals, wombats and kangaroos of Wilsons Promontory, the penguins, fishing and surf at Phillip Island, and the natural beauty, wildlife and vibrant culture of Mornington Peninsula.
Distance: 1,038 km
Drive Time: 11 hr 20 min
Tour time: 4 - 5 days
The Alpine Coastal Combine Drive offers food, wine, heritage and culture, rolling green hills, sweeping plains, orchards, rivers, rugged mountain forests and picturesque towns.
Highlights include the art, museum and food culture of Canberra, the grand architecture of Albury and Bendigo, the wineries of Rutherglen, and the watersports and fishing in the lakeside town of Yarrawanga.
Melbourne – Adelaide Road Trip
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