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Road Trips from Sydney

 

Weekenders and Road Trips from Sydney

Hire a campervan from Sydney and hit the road. We've listed 11 weekenders and 12 unforgettable road trips from Sydney. Camperman has campervan hire depots at each of the road trip start and end points, so you don't have to back track. Simply pick up your campervan at the beginning of your journey and drop it off at the end.

12 Road Trips from Sydney

  1. East Coast Road Trip Itinerary
    The East Coast Road Trip actually consists of several smaller road trips joined together. From Sydney you can travel north via Byron Bay to Brisbane (1,050 km over 5 - 9 days), keep going to Airlie Beach – the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands (a total of 2,170 km over 13 - 21 days), and on to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef (a total of 3,050 km over 21 - 26 days)  or you can travel south to Melbourne (1200 km over 5 - 10 days). These segments are listed below. Scroll down to find a map of these road trips. 

  2. The Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive
    1200 km | 5 - 10 days
    Enjoy daily swims in the ocean, sweeping sandy beaches, kangaroos, seals, whale watching, dolphins, beach camps, fishing, surfing, and a relaxed barefoot lifestyle.

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    Sea Cliff Bridge south of Sydeny

  3. The Sydney to Melbourne Coast & Alpine Drive
    1,450 km | 5 - 10 days
    Climb mountains, taste cool climate wines, experience the culture, excellent museums and year round festivities of Australia's capital city Canberra. Eat local produce straight from the orchards, walk among spring blossoms or the changing colours of autumn. This route rejoins the coast in Victoria and includes Wilsons Prom, Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula.

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    Porcupine Rocks, Snowy Mountains.

  4. The Sydney to Brisbane Drive

    1,050 km | 5 - 9 days
    The coastal drive between Brisbane and Sydney is a magical place of lush river valleys, seaside towns, dramatic coastlines, wide sweeping beaches and the ever-present Pacific Ocean. Highlights include Myall Lakes, Dorrigo National Park, Bellingen, Hat Head National Park, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Nimbin and the Gold Coast.

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    Port Stephens. The Sydney to Brisbane Drive.

  5. The Sydney to Airlie Beach Drive
    Sydney to Brisbane | Brisbane to Airlie Beach
    2,170 km | 13 - 21 days
    Highlights include Myall Lakes, Dorrigo National Park, Bellingen, Hat Head National Park, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Nimbin, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Noosa Heads, Great Sandy National Park, Fraser Island, Hervey Bay whale watching, Agnes Water, Lady Musgrave Island and Capricorn Caves.

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    Fraser Island between Brisbane and Airlie Beach. Photo: explorer tours 

  6. The Sydney to Townsville Drive
    Sydney to Brisbane | Brisbane to Airlie Beach | Airlie to Townsville
    3,000 km | 14 - 22 days
    Continuing on from the Sydney to Airlie Beach drive (above) the road takes you through green fields of sugar cane a highlight is a swim at Bowen's Horseshoe Bay and a walk through massive granite boulders to a lookout. From here the road winds through green fields of sugar cane before arriving at Townsville.

  7. The Sydney to Cairns Drive
    3,050 km | 21 - 26 days 
    Sydney to Brisbane | Brisbane to Airlie Beach | Airlie to Townsville | Townsville to Cairns 
    Continuing on from the Sydney to Townsville drive (above) additional highlights include Babinda Boulders, Josephine falls, the pyramid hike, Paronella Park, Mission Beach, Hinchinbrook Island, empty palm-fringed beaches and national parks.

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    Paronella Park between Townsville and Cairns.

  8. Sydney - Broken Hill - Adelaide Drive
    1,800 km | 7 - 14 days
    The journey to Broken Hill is one of wide open plains, big skies, all-encompassing sunsets, art, emus, kangaroos, and the unique colours of the Australian outback. Broken Hill itself is an outback town of historic wooden pubs and lots of art. This can be undertaken as a Sydney to Adelaide 'outback' road trip.

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    Outback sculpture park near Broken Hill

  9. Sydney to Adelaide Coastal Drive
    Sydney to Melbourne | Melbourne to Adelaide
    2,700 km | 15 - 25 days
    Highlights include the famous Sea Cliff Bridge, the enormous Nan Tien buddhist temple, the beautiful beaches of the south coast, Pigeon House mountain summit climb, Booderee National Park, Murramarang National Park, Mogo Zoo, wild seals at Narooma, Tilba Tilba cheese region, Gippsland Lakes, Wilsons Prom, the penguins of Phillip Island, the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, Otways National Park, Kangaroo Island and Adelaide.

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    Penguins of Phillip Island between Sydney and Melbourne.

  10. Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Perth- Darwin - Cairns
    Sydney to Melbourne | Melbourne to Adelaide | Adelaide to Perth | Perth to Broome | Broome to Darwin | Darwin to Cairns
    14,760 km | 75 - 90 days
    Continuing on from the Sydney to Adelaide coastal drive (above) keep hugging the coastline into the less populated regions of Australia through stunning national parks, across the Nullarbor Plain to Western Australia, the Esperance, Fitzgerald River National Park, Pemberton forests and tree climbs, Margaret River, Perth, the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park, carpets of wildflowers, Coral Bay and Ningaloo Reef, swimming with human-friendly whale sharks, Broome and across the Kimberley to Darwin, Mataranka hot springs, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, Devils Marbles, Karumba, Undara Lava Tubes, Atherton Tablelands and the waterfall circuit to Cairns. For this trip it is more economical to take advantage of our campervan buy back deal.  

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    Swimming with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef

  11. Sydney - Brisbane - Airlie Beach - Cairns - Darwin - Uluru - Adelaide
    Sydney to Brisbane | Brisbane to Airlie Beach | Airlie to Townsville | Townsville to Cairns | Cairns to Darwin | Darwin to Adelaide
    10,000 km | 29 - 34 days
    Continuing on from the Sydney to Cairns drive (road trip #7) head west to Atherton Tablelands and the waterfall circuit to Undara Lava tubes, Karumba, Devils Marbles, Mataranka hot springs, Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, Darwin, Uluru and the Olgas, Coober Pedy underground opal mining town and Adelaide. For this trip it is more economical to take advantage of our campervan buy back deal.  

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    Uluru

  12. Sydney - Melbourne - Adelaide - Uluru - Darwin - Cairns
    Sydney to Melbourne | Melbourne to Adelaide | Adelaide to Darwin | Darwin to Cairns 
    9,720 km | 42 - 52 days
    Continuing on from the Sydney to Adelaide coast drive, head north through Coober Pedy underground outback town to Uluru and the Olgas, the MacDonnell Ranges, Devils Marbles, Darwin, Mataranka Hot Springs,  Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, Karumba, Undara Lava tubes, Atherton Tablelands and the waterfall circuit to Cairns. For this trip it is more economical to take advantage of our campervan buy back deal.  

Map of Road Trips Australia

11 Weekend Getaways from Sydney

  1. Hunter Valley
    Wineries and vineyards, misty mornings, artisan food, scenic country lanes, and charming historic villages, the Hunter Valley is worth at least two days of your time.

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    Hunter Valley

  2. Blue Mountains
    An endless choice of bush walks, waterfalls, sandstone cliffs that change colour in the shifting light, cockatoos and other wildlife, the smell of eucalypts, breath-taking views, towering tree ferns, blazing autumn colours, and charming mountain villages, the Blue Mountains can be visited in one day, but it begs to be more thoroughly explored.  

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    Giant stairway, Blue Mountains. Photo: david_noble via IG

  3. Southern Highlands
    Stunning gardens, antiques, rolling green hills, misty valleys, historic mansions, waterfalls and a diverse choice of bush walks, the country grandeur of the Southern Highlands is worth at least a day of your time. 

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    Bundanoon Hotel, Southern Highlands

  4. Royal National Park
    The Royal National Park has rugged coastline, rainforest, beach scrub, soaring cliffs, and secluded beaches. Between June and November you might see whales migrating. Riverside camping for campervans is available at Bonnie Vale. A sand spit makes it an ideal protected swimming spot.  

  5. Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park
    Just north of Sydney is the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park with winding creeks, rainforest, stunning ocean views, sandstone cliffs and mangroves.  

  6. Brisbane Water and Bouddi National Park
    Brisbane Water National Park and nearby Bouddi Bouddi National Park have a lot of things to do including the spectacular Bouddi Coastal Walk. There are also three beautiful camping options. 

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    Bouddi Coastal Walk. Photo:  john_yurasek via Instagram

  7. Wollemi National Park
    The Wollemi National Park is a world heritage listed landscape of serene waterways, prolific wildlife, scribbly gum woodlands, pagoda rock formation, glow worm caves, and excellent hikes. 

  8. Central Coast
    With wildlife parks, beaches, museums, national parks, camping, and some beautiful walks, the Central Coast is a great family day trip.  

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    Avoca Beach on the Central Coast. Photo: rasstanley via Instagram

  9. Newcastle
    Newcastle is one of Australia's most under-rated cities. It has blossomed from its industrial beginnings into a laid-back surf mecca with historic charm and great bars and restaurants. 

  10. Port Stephens (coming soon)
    Port Stephens is the dolphin capital of Australia and here you'll find near-deserted beaches, turquoise waters, national parks, and an extensive sand dune system.  

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    Port Stephens

  11. Canberra
    Australia's capital city has plenty of things to occupy you for a weekend or longer - festivals, excellent museums, art, parklands, food and wineries.  

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    Canberra Balloon Spectacular. Photo: Melanie Roberts via Instagram 

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