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Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

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Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

Hi!! People. Me n hubby plan to self drive from Melbourne to Sydney with stops along the way. Is it possible to do it?? What the must see places on the way from Melbourne to Sydney??

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australia
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for New South Wales, Noosa
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1. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

two possible routes with numerous add on variations.

coastal. with 2 or 3 overnight stops. nice drive. varied scenery. no 'must do' attractions.

inland. via Hume Hway. more direct route. better road overall. possible national capital, Canberra detour.

Sydney/Melbourne
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2. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

Have a look at the Top Questions about Australia on the right side of the main page for Australia and you'll see two threads describing both the coastal and the inland route between Melbourne and Sydney.

The coastal route doesn't actually follow the coast. You will need to take detours off the highway in most places.

Wangaratta...
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for Kota Kinabalu, Wangaratta
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3. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

As suggested by eva

look at tripadvisor.com/Travel-g255055-c6395/Austral…

and

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g255055-c3069/Austral…

The second one is in the reverse direction but will help.

Canberra, Australia
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for Canberra
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4. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

Get back to us for more details once you have an idea of which areas interest you. Also, what time of year, that can make a difference to your planning.

Sydney, Australia
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for Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Business Travel, New South Wales
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5. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

Hi,

Have a read through the links above - the link below is full of helpful tips if you are driving the coast road.

tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g255055-c3069/Aust…

Kuala Lumpur...
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6. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

OK tks people for the advice.

Canberra, Australia
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for Canberra
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7. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

Get back to us for more details once you have an idea of which areas interest you. Also, what time of year, that can make a difference to your planning.

Melbourne, Australia
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8. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

I always take the turn off to Benalla, Victoria at this time of year especially the roses are beautiful in the Park which has the statue to Weary Dunlop.

A good place to stay overnight is at Gundagai, NSW.

Canberra, Australia
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for Canberra
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9. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

Come to think, OP never said how much time they have. Or how it needs to fit in with the rest of their visit. There's so much more we can add once we know how the plan is evolving.

Kuala Lumpur...
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10. Re: Driving from Melbourne to Sydney

No worry. Our schedule are flexible once I know the distance & what is there to see along the way. I look at the map & it looks far & almost impossible. But after reading your comments & suggestions I know it is possible.

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