Get Inspired / Sydney Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive, Australia Destination NSW Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Sydney Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive, Australia story by: Inspire Sydney & Surrounds This magnificent stretch of coastline is one of Australia’s most dramatic and naturally beautiful self-drives. The waters of the Pacific, Tasman and Bass Strait have carved out dramatic headlands and created beautiful coves and beaches. Nestled amongst these natural wonders are dozens of quaint fishing villages, hamlets and thriving rural towns. Day 1: Sydney – Jervis Bay Take the scenic Grand Pacific Drive to the coastal city of Wollongong, pass through beautiful Kiama and Gerroa before arriving in Jervis Bay. Day 2: Jervis Bay – Narooma Jervis Bay is well known for its resident dolphins and amazing white sand beaches. Stop for lunch at Batemans Bay, before making your way to the coastal village of Narooma. Day 3: Narooma – Mallacoota Visit Central Tilba with its array of arts & craft stores before travelling along the beach road to Mimosa Rocks National Park for a picnic and swim in the lagoons before you cross the border into Victoria. Day 4: Mallacoota – Metung Head to Cape Conran Coastal Park before you reach Lakes Entrance, a picturesque holiday town and fishing port. Stay in stylish Metung with its great choice of restaurants. Day 5: Metung – Wilsons Promontory Call in at Yarram for lunch on the way to Wilsons Promontory National Park, Australia’s southernmost point, famous for its wild beaches and mountain views. Choose from the many walks and look out for kangaroos. Day 6: Wilsons Promontory – Phillip Island Stop for coffee at Fish Creek, a tiny township alive with arts, crafts and cafes then cross the bridge to Phillip Island – don’t miss the daily dusk parade of little penguins as they parade up the beach. Day 7: Phillip Island – Mornington Peninsula Make your way back across the bridge to Mornington Peninsula. Where you can go for walks, dine in excellent restaurants and taste the regional wines on offer at over 50 cellar doors. Day 8: Mornington Peninsula – Melbourne There is plenty of cute towns to explore on the peninsula as you make your way back to Melbourne, just over an hour away. Highlights worth seeing along the way MONTAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK – Within Batemans Marine Park this protected island is great for day tours. There’s Aboriginal and lighthouse history, little penguins and fur seals. JERVIS BAY WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING – See the local dolphins and migrating Humpback Whales within the pristine waters of the Jervis Bay Marine Park. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Why Sydney’s a fine city for dining Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Where should I go in Australia? Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.