Day 1 - 3 Melbourne – Kosciuszko National Park
After enjoying your stay and exploring what Victoria has to offer, we will start to make our way to Cairns. Day one will entail leaving Melbourne city and making our way to Kosciuszko National Park, we will need to start this leg of the trip in the morning as it is about a 6 hour drive and we do not want to be driving at night. Of course, there are plenty of stops along the way like Huon Creek, you might even decide to spend the night here if you are feeling like a break after 3.5 hours of driving and even better, its free camping. Huon Reserve boasts a tranquil creek with a very peaceful atmosphere which just what the body needs after leaving a busy city! After you have had a lovely rest we will continue to Kosciuszko National Park where we will explore, firstly you will need a national parks pass to enter the park which can be purchased online, and be sure to get it because there are rangers around all year.
After you have arrived in the national park there is a lovely free campsite called Thredbo Diggings which is situated right on the banks of the river, now remember its free so its nothing flashy. If hiking is your thing, hike Mount Kosciuszko and boast about how you’ve walked the tallest mountain in Australia, or if you’re an animal lover there are also horse rides you can do on the mountain. Collect some supplies from the town centre in Jindabyne before heading on your way the next morning back on the road.