|When you talk
about driving holidays, the famed Sydney to
Melbourne coastal route is up there with the
start at one of Australia's two great metropolises,
and drive through some of the world's most
breathtaking scenery to reach the other.
Heading from the fast-paced harbourside glitz of
Sydney, you'll travel through the rapidly growing
city of Wollongong and past the surf beaches of the
Illawarra to reach Kiama. There, you can see the
spectacular plumes of water that shoot out from
Kiama's famous blow hole.
Travel further down the coast, and you'll reach the
ever-popular Jervis Bay. With the small town of
Huskisson as your base, you can avail yourself of
some of Australia's best diving opportunities.
The friendly town of Batemans Bay is the perfect
place for a seaside frolic, while the glimmering
waters of the Sapphire Coast wash up against the
aptly-named aquatic paradise of Eden.
Cross into Victoria, and the stunning coastline of
the Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale awaits you.
From the town of Sale, you'll have the opportunity
to head down to the awe-inspiring coastline of
Wilsons Promontory - the southernmost point of
mainland Australia. Or visit the beaches of Phillip
Island - famous as the home of the Motorcycle Grand
The journey ends in Australia's cultural capital,
the charming and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne.