Sure the flight from Melbourne to Sydney is relatively cheap and quick (around an hour), but it’s only half the fun. If you’re travelling in Australia and really want to see the sights then there’s only one way to travel – so hire a campervan in Melbourne, pack up your bags and let’s go!

This trip takes you inland up the East Coast of Australia and across the state border from Victoria and into New South Wales. This route has some great foodie and cultural destinations on the way. Read on for top tips on places to stop and things to see.

Quick stats

900km trip distance

4 day roadtrip

Campervan recommended

road trip map

Melbourne to Albury

Stop 1
Melbourne Travellers Autobarn

Approx drive time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Distance: 316 km

The city of Albury sits just over the Victorian border in the state of New South Wales. It’s more recently become known as an emerging destination for art and foodie lovers. Visit the brand new modern art gallery MAMA, stretch your legs out along the permanent sculpture walk along the Murray River and stop for lunch at some of the great restaurants Albury has to offer like The River Deck or Mr. Benedict.

If you’re road tripping in a campervan then this might also be a good time to set up camp for the night at one of the local campsites on offer. Make the most that all this city has to offer.

When you leave Albury make sure you lookout for the random submarine in the middle of Holbrook. This bizarre museum makes for a great road trip pic.

Albury to Canberra

Stop 2
Falls Creek

Approx drive time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Distance: 340 km

From one notable city to another, next stop is Canberra – the nation’s capital. Canberra might not be at the top of your to-do list when you’re in Australia, but there is so much to do here.

For a start it’s home to Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, Australian War Memorial and the Museum of Australian Democracy. The largest inland city in Australia also has a lot of natural beauty to offer – drive to Lake Burley Griffin, or visit the lookout points at Mount Pleasant and Mount Taylor for beautiful views of the city and surrounding area.

Canberra to Sydney

Stop 3 & 4
Opera House Travellers Autobarn

Approx drive time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Distance: 286 km

The drive up to Sydney takes you through the Southern Highlands, an area with lots of little towns and some beautiful National Park scenery – so take this leg of the trip at your own pace and enjoy it. Here are some of the top recommendations for places to stop on the way:

  • The Big Merino – this stop is only one hour from Canberra and can be found just a few minutes off the highway. Check out the large scale sheep and grab yourself some souvenir gifts at the giftshop before heading to the nearby Trappers Bakery for an authentic Aussie pie.
  • Berrima – this historial town dates back to 1831 and is famous for being a quaint town with lots of cafes, shops and proper Aussie hospitality, country style!
  • Head to Moreton National Park and visit the totally instagrammable waterfall, Fitzroy Falls.
Australian coastal road aerial

This inland road trip offers a perfect mix of food, culture and sightseeing. Hire a campervan in Melbourne, pack your bags, get set and go! Speak to the team at Travellers Autobarn for more details today.

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