When you talk about driving holidays, the famed Sydney to Melbourne coastal route is up there with the all-time classics.

You 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 Prix.

The journey ends in Australia's cultural capital, the charming and cosmopolitan city of Melbourne.

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