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Trip In A Van's Road Trip Itinerary - Melbourne to Sydney

Thursday 17th May 2018
By Dave Eddy
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By Dave Eddy
One of the best road trips you can do in Australia! With a diversity of big cities, small coastal and rural towns, there really is so much to see and do!

Stretching more than 1000km along the coastal route, you’ll find yourself hiking through gorgeous National Parks and the next, laying on pristine beaches. Now thats a road trip!!

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A mix of style, sport, culture and arts. Noted as the world’s most liveable city, it really is an exciting place to visit! With loads of attractions and activities on offer for the whole family including, Southbank and the Yarra River, Crown Casino precinct, Federation Square, Queen Victoria Markets, St Kilda Esplanade, Brighton Beach, Eureka Skydeck, Luna Park, and the Melbourne Aquarium. Kilometres to next destination - approx 80km


Morning Peninsula

Amazing clifftop walks and drives, the peninsula is a mix of urban area, resort towns and rural farming land. Stunning beaches, produce, wineries and loads more to explore. Plenty to do in the area from wineries, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Peninsula Hot Springs, Frankston Foreshore Precinct and The Big Goose.

Caravan Park - BIG4 Mornington Peninsula Holiday Park Frankston, Kangerong Holiday Park.

Free Camp - Tooradin Foreshore, Whitecliffs Foreshore Camping

Kilometres to next destination - approx 110km


Phillip Island

A fantastic seaside destination full of activity, wildlife, beaches and most famous for the V8 Supercars. With its natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, Phillip Island is a great experience. Some attractions and activities to do include, Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island Penguin Parade and the beautiful Nobbies Centre.

Caravan Park - Cowes Caravan Park, Amaroo Holiday Park.

Coffee - Island Wholefoods - Cowes.

Kilometres to next destination - approx 140km


Wilsons Promontory

Victoria’s oldest national park, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and for good reason! Also home to the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland. Amazing wildlife, spectacular walking tracks and epic ocean views. Top things to do include, Squeaky Beach, Wison’s Promontory, Mt Oberon Summit walk, Norman Bay.

Caravan Park - Tidal River Camping & Caravan Site

Free Camp - Tidal River Camping & Caravan Site

Kilometres to next destination - approx 280km


Tostaree Farmstay

Located in between Lakes entrance and Orbost, this is a fantastic place to have the farm stay experience. A large grassy area to pull your van up, games for the kids and an indoor fireplace and don’t forget to bring a few spare carrots to feed “Vegemite” the shetland pony. The Buchan caves are nearby and a great attraction to explore. The hosts Greg and Vicki are some of the friendliest people around!


Lakes Entrance

A seaside town with a man-made channel that consists of a unique system of stunning waterways. A popular destination for young families and its laid back vibe will have you relaxed in no time! Some attractions in the area are Ninety Mile Beach and Buchan Caves.

Caravan Park - NRMA Eastern Beach Holiday Park

Free Camp - Waterwheel Beach Tavern - Lake Tyers Beach, Log Crossing - Kalimna.

Kilometres to next destination - approx 200km



A small town surrounded by beautiful beaches and stunning wilderness. The village which is situated on the Mallacoota inlet has an element of remoteness, very popular with holiday makers and families. The town boasts unreal fishing and a chance to hire a canoe or SUP to adventure along the inlet.

Caravan Park - Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park

Free Camp - Genoa Camp Park

Kilometres to next destination - approx 110km



The seaside town of Merimbula is a beautiful pace to explore. From its waterways and foreshore to some serious fun at Magic Mountain Family Fun Park. Plenty to do in the area including Ben Boyd National Park, Mimosa Rocks National Park, gorgeous beaches and a short day trip to Eden and Pambula. Check out the Merimbula Boardwalk, Magic Mountain and Potoroo Palace.

Caravan Park - NRMA Merimbua Beach Holiday Park

Free Camp - Hobart Beach Campground

Kilometres to next destination - 108km


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A spectacular part of the NSW South Coast. The amazing blue water of this area has to be seen to be believed. With some stunning lookouts, Narooma wont disappoint. A perfect seaside escape and a spectacular town entry bringing to you a vibrant community. Amazing nature features such as Australian Rock, Surf Beach, seal encounters and views to Montague Island.

Caravan Park - Surf Beach Holiday Park (dog friendly) or BIG4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park.

Free Camp - Mystery Bay Campground

Kilometres to next destination - 44km


Congo Campground

A National Park campground situated on an inlet with beautiful beach views. Fantastic fishing, incredible views and lookouts, surf and calm waters. An isolated place with a very relaxed atmosphere! Self Sufficient camping with toilets. $8pp, per night.

Kilometres to next destination - 90km



This coastal town and its sandy beaches are beautiful and a must stop on the South Coast. Plenty of Aboriginal Culture to immerse yourself in. Check out Warden Head Lighthouse, Mollymook and Milton Towns, Cuppitt’s Winery and Lobster Jack Beach.

Caravan Park - Ulladulla Headland Holiday Park

Free Camp - Milton Showgrounds

Kilometres to next destination - 54km



Nestled in the Jervis Bay Area which hosts some of the of the most pristine beaches with its white sand and crystal clear blue waters. Take a stroll down the township of Husskisson or take a drive out to Green Patch and Hyams Beach for some phenomenal scenery. If you're there at the right time, make sure you're

Caravan Park - Husskisson Beach Holiday Park

Free Camp - Honeymoon Bay Camping (some restrictions)

Coffee - Pilgrims

Kilometres to next destination - 65km



The picturesque Kiama region is a beautiful coastal town. Stunning beaches and delicious fresh produce. Take a stroll through Kiama’s terrace shops or discover the local blowhole. Budderoo National Park is a short drive with some amazing nature walks. If you’re up for some family fun, Jamberoo Actions Park is a winner. Spend you weekend visiting the Farmers Markets or take in the views of Cathedral Rocks. Plenty to see and do in this gorgeous destinations and your last stop on the trip from Melbourne to Sydney!

Caravan Park - BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park or Surf Beach Holiday Park

Free Camp - Kevin Walsh Oval, Jamberoo.

Kilometres to next destination - approx 120km



Your final destination in this! Head home and begin to plan your next adventure because I’m certain you’ll have developed the caravanning bug!


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