Instead of flying from Melbourne to Sydney we are thinking of renting a car leaving Melbourne AM on Friday and driving with 2 stopovers- Beechworth Friday 28th OCT. (1night) Canberra Saturday 29th Oct.(1night) then on to Sydney early Sunday morning to airport to leave car off for a noon departure.
Is Beechworth worth the stopover or should we try to drive the 8 hours or thereabouts and spend more time in Canberra?
This is all at the end of our month long trip in Australia -travel agent at Quantas Vacations is discouraging the driving. Suggests we fly to Sydney instead. However, if we fly we'll miss Canberra.
How hard is the drive split over 2+ days?
Any suggestions or advice?