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Sydney & Melbourne Coastal Self Drive

$3499 $235 taxes

The magnificent stretch of coastline between Sydney and Melbourne is one of Australia’s most dramatic and naturally beautiful self-drive experiences. Along its length, the great waters of the Pacific Ocean, Tasman Sea and Bass Strait have carved out dramatic headlands and created beautiful coves and beaches. The ancient ranges that follow it inland are covered in vast expanses of national parks and forests protecting pristine lakes and rivers. Nestled amongst these natural wonders are dozens of quaint fishing villages, tiny colonial hamlets and thriving rural towns built by the country’s most adventurous settlers.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round-trip flights from Canada to Sydney return from Melbourne
  • All airport transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation (3nts Sydney, 4nts during self drive, 3nts Melbourne)
  • Full day Sydney Sightseeing Tour
  • 4 night Sydney to Melbourne Self-drive including car rental and accommodation
  • Lanes and Arcades Tour in Melbourne
January 26-March 19
Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary from $3499 + $235 tax
Please note: Driving in Australia is on the left side of the road (opposite to Canada)

Itinerary

Day 1-2: Depart Canada
Board your flight, this will take approx 2 days

Day 3-5: Sydney (3 nights)
During your stay enjoy a full day tour of Sydney
Hotel: Travelodge Wynyard or similar

Day 6: Sydney – Jervis Bay (200 km)
Leaving Sydney you will drive south along the coastline to the beautiful Jervis Bay. Travel through the Royal National Park and onto the Grand Pacific Drive with spectacular coastal scenery. Travel across the impressive Sea Cliff Bridge and through rainforests and quaint coastal villages. Travel through Wollongong famous for its beautiful coastlines. Continue south where many lookouts provide breathtaking views both north and south. It’s all here – rugged cliffs, sheltered bays, azure blue waters and infinite stretches of golden sandy beaches
Hotel: Sundowner Huskisson Bayside Motel or similar

Day 7: Jervis Bay – Tilba Tilba (195 km)
Today you will continue your journey south to Tilba Tilba. For the majority of the drive you’ll have National Park views to the West, and stunning coast line views to the East. About halfway through the day you’ll come through Bateman’s Bay where you’ll find beautiful beaches, and abundant wildlife. This would be the perfect area to sit and have a cup of coffee and take in the scenery. Continue south through more coastal towns, such as Broulee and Tuross Heads then onto Narooma before reaching the heritage listed villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba.
Hotel: The Bryn or similar

Day 8: Tilba Tilba – Gypsy Point (190 km)
Following the Princes Highway you’ll drive through many towns and beautiful forests on your way to the state border of New South Wales and Victoria. You’ll drive along the amazing Sapphire Coast to the town of Merimbula where lagoon, lakes and ocean are separated by white sand, and fringed by unspoilt bushland stretching up into the mountains. Continue onto Eden and soon after, cross the border into Victoria to Gipsy Point, situated on the turquoise waters of the Mallacoota Inlet
Hotel: Gipsy Point Lakeside Apartments

Day 9: Gypsy Point – Lake Entrance
You will now continue on the Princes Highway along the Southern Coast of Australia. Western Victoria is filled with beautiful untouched National Parks, one of the most famous being Croajingolong National Park. Driving along Princes Highway, you will pass Cann River and Orbost, situated on the banks of the Snowy River, before travelling on to Lakes Entrance. Lakes Entrance is a unique area with rivers, lakes and lagoons joining 90 Mile Beach.
Hotel: Waverly House Cottages or similar

Day 10-12: Lake Entrance – Melbourne
Leaving Lakes Entrance travel to the nearby picturesque village of Metung, also situated on the Gippsland Lakes. Nearby Bairnsdale is situated on the banks of the Mitchell River and is close to Raymond Island and ideal spot for wildlife spotting, particularly koalas. You’ll then continue west through the towns of Sale and Traralgon. Travel through the bushland of Victoria dotted with small towns until you reach Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne. During one of your days in Melbourne you will take the lanes and arcades tour.
Hotel: Ibis Little Bourke or similar (3 nights)

Day 13: Return to Canada
Transfer to the airport and board your flight home.


Call for details: 1-877-523-7823

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Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287