When people think of the trip from Sydney to Melbourne, they imagine following the coast. This route misses out on the beauty and charm of the interior road. Though this drive can be made in a single day, we suggest taking an extra day to explore each of the historic small towns. They each have unique attractions like a luxurious bar and cafe that doubles as a barbershop. After taking as long as you need to taste your way through the wineries of the South Highlands and shop through the local boutiques, finish off your trip with a bang. Between the robust nightlife and the endless daytime cultural attractions, Melbourne needs to be a multi-day stop on its own.
Sydney to BowralYour first stop is Bowral, only a 90min drive from Sydney. It's the largest town in the Southern Highlands with picturesque rolling hills & 1800’s historic houses. Stroll through the antique stores, vineyards and enjoy a scrumptious brunch at any of the gourmet restaurants.
Bowral to GoulburnGoulburn is a proud historic town established in 1863. It's known for its wool industry with ‘The Big Marino’ positioned at the southern exit which stands 15m high. Stop in for a coffee and a hot country pie at Trappers Bakery.
Goulburn to GundagaiTurn up the stereo and sing along to the Aussie classic ‘Along The Road to Gundagai’ because that's where you're heading! Here you’ll stop for a photo opportunity with the famous ‘Dog on a Tuckerbox’ and explore the Heritage Railway and the Old Gaol.
Gundagai to Albury / WodongaJust under 2 hours and you’ll be in the Murray Valley area which is Albury Wodonga. You’ll find plenty of action as well as peace and quiet. From wakeboarding to water-skiing on Lake Hume to a blissful glass of wine or hot chocolate round a fireplace at the many rustic charm cafes. It's all here whatever you are looking for.
Albury / Wodonga to MelbourneThe last leg of the journey is 3.5 hours. Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital is the final destination for this trip. A free city circle tourist tram is available which is perfect if you want to park the car for the day. Being a city, the options are endless. Discover the coolest cafes & bars down graffiti-lined laneways. Shop at Queen Victoria Markets for local and gourmet delicacies. Wander through the many historic sites such as Federation Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Boutique Accommodation in the heart of Old Bowral. Enjoy date night, a girls weekend away or just time to get away and relax. Our villa is also pet friendly.
We are located virtually in the heart of the CBD of Albury where you can shop to your hearts delight or take advantage of all the restaurants and cafes along Dean Street.
Our location makes us the perfect base from which you can explore this wonderfully vibrant city.
Enjoy a guided wine tasting of Centennial Vineyards wide range of award-winning wines. We will introduce you to our world of wine from the Southern Highlands & Orange.
Adventureski has wake boards, knee boards ski’s and wild inflatables, you’ll be guaranteed you are riding with the best that wake boarding has to offer!
Our walking tours of the city allow you to be introduced to the culture and characteristics for which Melbourne is famous.
Your Vintage Occasion is based at The Tea Salon within Dirty Janes Bowral. The Tea Salon will delight you with freshly baked scones.
Albury’s hidden gem, 6am Morning coffee, Whisky Bar Friday/Saturday nights. Gentlemens Barbershop.
Our terrace offers classic cocktails, spirits & champagne, as well as a selection of fine Cuban cigars and bar snacks.
Purveyors of Old Wares. The original antique store in the Southern Highlands. Bowral NSW
Insta-worthy homewares and Hard To Find Gifts. Free Beautiful Gift Wrap. We can’t wait to meet you!
One of the most amazing and individual stores in Melbourne. Tucked amongst the lane ways in the Flinders Lane quarter it is one of Melbourne’s hidden secrets.