Road trip: Sydney to Melbourne via the country

The airline route between Sydney to Melbourne is the second busiest in the world. If you’re planning a trip around Australia then why not escape the crowds, skip delayed departures and say goodbye to extra luggage fees by hiring a campervan. Stock up on snacks and bbq food, wind down the window and hit the road instead. Did someone say campervan road trip?

This relatively short road trip takes 9 hours and takes you inland via some lesser known cultural and foodie hotspots, across the state border from Victoria to New South Wales and through the nation’s capital Canberra. Read on for more ideas on what to see and where to stop while you’re on the road.