Fuel up on a latte in the city before you hit the road on this 10-day campervan road trip from Melbourne to Sydney via the coast. There’s plenty of beach-hopping and exploring on this route! So buckle up, hit play on your tunes, and let’s discover all the best destinations along the way!

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1313km trip distance

10 day roadtrip

Campervan recommended

road trip map

Melbourne to Philip Island

Day 1-2
Faily penguins Phillip Island

When you’re in Melbourne you need to embrace it, if you are a foodie you need to head to the Queen Victoria Markets and stock up on amazing food for your road trip, then go and explore the alley ways filled with street art that’ll really immerse you into Melbourne city vibe. After you have explored the city it’s time to head out and explore the coast.

Spend your first night around Phillip Island, this is about a 2 hour drive out of the city centre, but it’s worth it! Watch the sunset with Penguins running around you, you can find the most on Summerland Beach, if you’re lucky you will see other wildlife like Koalas, Seals, Kangaroos and even Dolphins, this is a perfect location for your first night.

Phillip Island to Wilsons Promontory

Day 2-3
Wilsons Promontory lookout

After you wake up to the amazing views on Phillip Island you will start your road trip to Sydney. Your next beautiful stop along the way is Wilsons Promontory, this national park is one of Victoria’s most loved, with breath taking views offerings a vast verities of views from granite mountains, forest and beaches also great hikes ranging from short ones to longer ones depending on how you are feeling that day, a great walk is the Darby River to Tongue Point walk that starts in the carpark and take you over the sand dunes and taking you to perfect views of the coast line and mountains all in one.

We recommend you spend a full day here taking in the scenery and the wildlife then most importantly wake up early and watch the sun rise over the ocean, that’s a perfect way to start your day.

Within the national park there is a takeaway food shop and a general store if you need to stock up on supplies before hitting the road again.

Wilsons Promontory to Foster

Day 4-5
Agnes Falls Victoria

Start to make your way from Wilsons Promontory to Foster for a restock on supplies and some amazing waterfalls in Agnes Falls, this waterfall is 59 metres and is the highest single span falls in Victoria. Simply take a short walk through the Blue Gums Forest to a viewing area overlooking the falls and relax having a picnic watching mother nature around you.

Maybe take your adventures to the water and do a sailing tour if you’re feeling extra adventurous! Then after a long day of fun you can go and relax in Pearl Park for either a nice chilled picnic dinner or just to sit and enjoy.

Foster to Bairnsdale

Day 5-6
Bairnsdale bird flying sunset

After spending the night in Foster start your drive to Eden and spend the night in Bairnsdale on the way! After about 2.5 hours you will arrive in Bairnsdale but before that there’s some stops you should make.

Port Albert is a small town that is rich in maritime history, it’s a picturesque and peaceful location where you can stop and enjoy the view of the water from the local jetty, you can even spend the night here if you love it as much as all the other tourists that visit and watch the sunrise over the water to start your day. If you choose to keep driving your next stop will be Bairnsdale.

Bairnsdale is in the Gippsland Lakes, after you set up camp you can go for a fish to finish off your afternoon or even surf. This town is also full of history so make sure you visit the St Marys Romanesque church that was built in the 19th century or visit the regions wineries and breweries.

After the night in Bairnsdale you will continue your drive to Eden, this is about a 3-hour drive and you will now be crossing into New South Wales.

Bairnsdale to Eden

Day 7-8
Eden New South Wales

Eden is located on the Sapphire Coast, there is so much to do here from spotting humpback whales in the Twofold Bay, kayaking, bushwalking or snorkelling in the clear blue waters. Visit Ben Boyd National Park and discover the Aboriginal middens and the lighthouse, there is lots of history in these old towns for you to explore, take a walk on the Pambula River walking track and after a long day of exploring you can head to camp at Discovery Parks Eden.

Eden to Batemans Bay

Day 8-9
Kangaroo Batemans bay NSW

After a good night rest, you will continue your trip to Batemans Bay, this is a 2.5-hour drive from Eden. Batemans Bay is full of actives for you to do, so we recommend you spend two days here to embrace all it has to offer, including the amazingly fresh seafood. If you’re the adventurous type there’s sky diving and swimming with seals on Montague Island, this would definitely be an unforgettable experience, for the people that want to stay on land there is plenty of walks in Clyde Valley and there are some great national parks to explore like, Eurobodalla National Park and Clyde River National Park.
This is definitely a versatile town with something for everyone to enjoy and there is some great campsites if you wish to pitch a tent and sleep near the water you should stay at Red Gum Campground or if you want all your amenities there is the Big4 Campgrounds close by.

Batemans Bay to Sydney

Day 9-10
Sydney Harbour skyline

Now for the last leg of the journey, from Batemans bay it is about a 4-hour drive to Sydney but don’t worry, there is plenty of nice stops along the way to stretch your legs and have a bite to eat.

For more information on hiring a campervan in Melbourne or Sydney speak to the Travellers Autobarn Team or get a free online quote today! 

If you want to read more of our Melbourne adventures, come and explore the dedicated Melbourne Road Trips. Happy Exploring!

The first stop of this drive must be Jervis Bay, go relax on Hyams Beach and just take in the whitest sand around, the beaches and the cafes will make you want to go back in a heartbeat! If you feel like extending your stay for one more night spontaneously you can park up at Green Patch which has access to a great beach by foot.  After you have finally been able to make yourself leave Jervis Bay make a quick stop into Kiama and visit the blow hole and the fish and chips shop to get a bite to eat! After this you are only an hour and a half away from Sydney where your road trip sadly ends, but you can still explore everything Sydney has to offer!

For more information on hiring a campervan in Melbourne or Sydney speak to the Travellers Autobarn Team or get a free online quote today! 

If you want to read more of our Melbourne adventures, come and explore the dedicated Melbourne Road Trips. Happy Exploring!

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