Sydney to Melbourne Route Planner travelwheels campervans page 1
This is a free detailed 8 page guide to planning a campervan hire Sydney to Melbourne trip with travelwheels campervan hire. We can email you a FREE PDF Sydney to Melbourne route planner here
Driving down to Melbourne is one of travelwheels campervans favourite campervan hire trips in Australia. Travelwheels hire recommends between 2-3 weeks to hire camper down to Melbourne. Below is the FREE Sydney to Melbourne route planner with loads of information on free and low cost places to visit Travelwheels recommends travelling via the wonderful coastline route called the Grand Pacific Highway on the adventure down to Melbourne.
Sydney to Melbourne campervan hire travelwheels suggests 3 weeks
At travelwheels camper hire we get loads of people emailing us questions about how many weeks do you recommend for a Sydney to Melbourne Campervan hire road trip?
Travelwheels camper hire recommends at least 2 to 3 weeks to explore the scenic drive down to Melbourne by Campervan. The reason why travelwheels suggests 2-3 weeks for the drive down to Melbourne as there are so many great FREE and low cost side trips you can do. Driving down to Melbourne on this scenic route you will be rewarded with wonderful scenery and remember there are a lot less tourists on the drive down to Melbourne than compared to driving to Cairns! Therefore what are you waiting for……let’s check out travelwheels camper hire speacials on Sydney to Melbourne campervan hire here and let’s go to Melbourne!
Sydney to Melbourne travelwheels suggests go via the coast road
When planning a campervan hire road trip to Melbourne, travelwheels suggests to go via the coast road. The route between Sydney to Melbourne via NSW coastline is often overlooked by many after the excitement of Sydney and the draw of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef!
However if you choose Melbourne costal route you will be treated to a more authentic trip down with less tourists. If you love nature and beautiful landscapes then you are in for a treat as there are approximately 35 National Parks and Nature Reserves on the drive to Melbourne in your campervan to explore away from the crowds!
Sydney to Melbourne campervan hire – visit great beaches!
|Sydney to Melbourne travelwheels campervan hire suggests visit some great beaches There are an amazing amount of unspoilt beaches and stunning coastal scenery all within easy driving distances of each other when you drive down to Melbourne. This means you don’t have to drive for hours each day to have a great time seeing all the sights!|
This is one of the main reasons for recommending the Sydney to Melbourne campervan hire trip using travelwheels campervans. First of all it is a lot less driving every day. This gives you more time to see all the sights and have a fun trip in your Melbourne campervan hire holiday! This is a much better way of doing things that trying to do the Sydney to Melbourne route in about a week! Who wants to send all your time inside your camper behind the wheel, instead let’s get out there and explore some fun new places!
How long is drive from Sydney to Jervis Bay in campervan??
It all depends on two things, one the traffic leaving Sydney and secondly do you want to go on a dolphin trip? It takes about three hours to drive from Sydney to Jervis Bay in a campervan with limited stops, but that is not a lot of fun! On the drive down to Melbourne, you guys should definitely stop at Jervis Bay and see the dolphins 🙂
Travelwheels campervans recommends Sydney Jervis Bay scenic drive
Travelwheels campervan hire recommends Jervis Bay scenic drive – our tip is to not rush the 3 hour drive from Sydney to Jervis Bay in your campervan. Most people fly past loads of cool things to do for free! Why not make the actual journey a part of the adventure as you drive down to Melbourne. There are lots of great things to see and do and most of them are FREE!!
Sydney to Jervis Bay Scenic drive hire tips – one things travelwheels campervans hire recommends is to leave Sydney early in the morning with your campervan on the way down to Melbourne. The traffic can be very bad leaving sydney and luckily Travewheels campervan hire Sydney is located close to the Airport and the main highway going south. This means you will be straight on the road to Jervis Bay within minutes of picking up your campervan hire vehicle from our base in Sydney.
Going for a Travelwheels Campervan Hire deal is a great way to explore Jervis Bay senic drive. It great fun driving along the Pacific Highway and you will lots of cool stuff on this beautiful coastal region of NSW. The GRAND PACIFIC DRIVE has over 140 kms of some of New South Wales’s most spectacular scenery and coastline to explore in your travelwheels campervan hire van and it’s all for FREE!
For more information checkout this link Grand Pacific Drive for lots of useful maps and great hints and tips on where to go with your travelwheels campervan hire van
Exploring Botany Bay Captain Cook landed on 29 April 1770
Exploring Botany Bay Captain Cook landed here on 29 April 1770 This was where Captain Cook first landed in Australia back in April 29th 1770 and it is just a short drive away from Sydney. This makes it an ideal first stop on your campervan hire holiday from Sydney to Melbourne. Why not jump out of the campervan (instead of whizzing past) and take a walk and admire the views and the sheer beauty right on the doorstep of Sydney!
Why not stop at Kurnell with your campervan and check out the Discovery Centre which is a great spot to find out more about Aboriginal culture. There is a good historical display of the meeting between the Endeavour crew of Captain Cook and the local Aborigines.
Also whilst in the area, check out La Perouse and you can explore Bare Island Fort. If you fancy some FREE WHALE WATCHING, then check out Cape Solander and if you are very lucky there is a chance to see whales as they migrate north as they head for the breading grounds.
Royal National Park – Australia’s first nation park founded 1879
Royal National Park – Australia’s first nation park founded 1879 – The Royal NP is approximately 29 km south of Sydney Harbour. It is great place to explore with your travelwheels campervan hire vehicle.
It’s amazing how many people simply drive past and don’t stop here on the way down to Melbourne! We are always shocked by the amount of people who pick up their travelwheels campervan hire van and drive straight down the main highway! Laods of people don’t even do the wonderful tourist drive through the Royal National Park which is FREE! If you do decide to stop and explore the Royal-national-park, then you will see spectacular scenery from sub tropical rainforests and sandstone heathlands, to dramatic coastal cliffs and unspoilt ocean beaches.
There are some great beaches to explore here, and it’s a wonderful place for walking tracks. Many of these tracks have fantastic ocean views and all this is just outside of Sydney! There are over 100 kms of walking tracks, and if you have the time, we suggest you have a go at walking along the 26km coastal walk with stunning headland views, beautiful beaches and rainforest valleys.
The main visitor centre is located in Audley and the NPWS Royal National Park Visitors Centre has lots of useful information for free. Why not park up your campervan and explore this area for a bit instead of whizzing past down to Melbourne?
Sydney to Royal National Park scenic drive by campervan
The easiest way to get from sydney to Royal National Park with your camper hire is to take the scenic drive which goes right through the Royal National Park! When you leave Sydney just follow the signs for Woolongong (south of Sydney) via the Pacific Highway.
Once you are on this road, then look for the signs for “Scenic Drive Royal National Park” and you will need to turn off at Farnell Ave from Princes Highway. Alternately you can also continue down Princes Highway towards Waterfall and then you will see the signs for the scenic drive.
How to avoid paying $11 vehicle entry fee for Royal National Park
There is a $11 vehicle entry fee for the Royal National Park, but here is a great tip to save you money! Remember you do not have to pay the $11 vehicle entry fee for the Royal National Park if you only travelling through and just want to do the scenic drive. The fee only applies if stopping or parking any time in the national park.
Hangliding at Bald Hill Stanwell Park, NSW
Hangliding at Bald Hill Stanwell Park, NSW – After driving through the wonderful Royal National Park then the route takes you through beautiful coastal rainforests and spectacular driving scenery such as the newly opened Sea View Bridge which literally sits on top of sheer cliffs and has the ocean below, and remember to keep your eyes on the road!
The next stop travelwheels campervan Hire Australia recommends checking out on the way down to Melbourne is beautiful Stanwell Park. It’s a great place to stop for a couple of hours and you can see loads of paragliders throwing themselves off the cliffs at Bald hill!
This is one of the premier hang gliding and paragliding sites in Australia and it’s once a short distance away from Sydney! The views are great from the top Bald Hill and you get a chance to watch all the people throw themselves off the cliffs! Therefore plenty of free entertainment here and the beach below is really lovely as well!
For more information about hang gliding or paragliding in Australia at Stanwell-Park, then you will need to contact (SPHGPC) Stanwell-Park Hang gliding & Paragliding Club and their website is www.flystanwell.com
If you are after less dangerous activities in this area, then there are plenty of good walking tracks for free as well. Why not explore the Stanwell Tops lookout track which runs from Stanwell-Park train station up the hillside to the Peace Garden, where there are historic Aboriginal carvings on the trees. Also check out the Wodi Wodi walking track where you can see an aboriginal drawing of a whale whilst taking in the views.
When you leave the Stanwell-Park area heading towards Melbourne remember to stop at the Lookout for amazing views which is located just outside of the exit of the Royal National Park, before you reach the Nan Tien Temple.
Visit Largest Buddhist temple in Southern Hemisphere near Sydney
Visit Largest Buddhist temple in Southern Hemisphere near Sydney. The next stop on your Sydney to Melbourne campervan hire adventure is Nan Tien Temple. It is known as the “Southern Paradise” and it is the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere.
Nan Tien Temple is a cool place to visit as there are loads of things to check out such as the cool architecture, exhibitions, and loads of classes and courses. The opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday & All Public Holidays 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information on classes, courses and driving directions to the temple from Sydney, check out their website: https://www.nantien.org.au
Kiama Blowhole – discovered in 1797 by George Bass
Next stop is the Kiama Blowhole which is situated in the town of Kiama, NSW, Australia. It is approximately 120kms from Sydney and it will take about two hours driving time in a campervan from Sydney to reach the town of Kiama to see the blow hole. It was discovered over 100 years ago by George Bass when he anchored his whale boat in Kiama harbour back in December 1797.
The Kiama Blowhole can spray water up to 25 metres in the air, so you might get wet! It’s a fun place to visit and it is another FREE attraction, so a great way to see some of the sights without paying any entry fees.
If can get busy with coach tours, so travelwheels camper hire also recommends visiting the second blow hole down in Kiama which only the locals really go and visit, so you will feel less like a tourist! It’s not as famous as it’s bigger brother and is called the “Little Blowhole” due to its narrow shape. Here is the address of the smaller blowhole if you want directions on how to get there: Little Blowhole Reserve, Tingira Crescent, Kiama, a few minutes’ drive south of the main blowhole on the road to Melbourne.
Visit Berry which is known as the ‘town of trees’
Berry is approximately a two hour drive from Sydney and is known as the “town of trees”. This is a nice place to stop on the way down to Melbourne and you might ask why is it called the “town of trees”? There is a simple answer as during the 1800’s the first settlers who moved here planed many English oaks, elms and beech trees.
Berry is a popular weekend destination for Sydneysiders looking to relax and check out all the antique and craft shops. If you don’t like shopping, then how about driving another ten or fifteen minutes and visit spectacular National Park called “Seven Mile Beach”?
Learn how to surf near Sydney – Seven Mile Beach National Park
What’s all the rush with trying to drive down to Melbourne in a few days? Why not learn how to surf at Seven Mile Beach? Are you looking for a good beach to learn how to surf, then visiting seven mile beach is the ideal spot for you! Seven Mile Beach National Park is one of the smallest parks in the NSW and is approximately 137 kilometres south of Sydney
On the drive down to Melbourne, travelwheels really recommend stopping off here at Seven Mile Beach. The reason why is because this beach is so suitable for beginner surfers is the “inner bar in the north offers a wide spilling breaks which is popular with learners” – that is surfing talk, and if you are interested in going on a surf camp we really recommend clicking on SURF CAMP website and ask them for travelwheels campervan hire discount coupon which can save you money on beginners surf lessons with Surf Camp Australia.
Jervis Bay dolphins whale tours three hours drive from Sydney
Jervis Bay dolphins whale tours three hours drive from Sydney – Jervis Bay is home to dolphins, whales, kangaroos, and also the beach with the whitest sand in the world (see Guiness Book of Records) and it’s only three hours drive in your travelwheels campervan hire vehicle from the city-of-sydney!
Jervis Bay is one of travelwheels campervan hire staff’s favourite places to visit on a weekend trip from Sydney. Many of our customers who hire a campervan on their way to Melbourne always say how much they love exploring Jervis Bay!
Dolphin tours cost approximately $30-40 for a two hour boat trip on the calm crystal waters of Jervis Bay. Make sure you bring your iPhone or video camera to film those playful dolphins as nature intended.
Whale watching tours in Jervis Bay close to Sydney
Whale watching tours in Jervis Bay close to Sydney – Jervis Bay is one of the best places in Australia to see whales on their annual migration heading north to the waters around Harvey Bay. On the great things about Jervis Bay is that you do not need to necessarily go on a boat tour to see humpbacks and southern right whales. Many travelwheels campervan hire customers have seen both whales and dolphins whilst lying on the beach in the Jervis Bay area, so travelwheels really recommend exploring this area.
If you don’t want to go whale or dolphin watching then there are loads of other activities you can do in the Jervis Bay area for free. You can easily explore the marine and coastal National Parks which are stunning and they offer plenty of opportunities to go bushwalking, cycling, camping, swimming, exploring secret coves and hidden creeks with a kayak for example. It is also a good place to learn about Aboriginal culture and see some free carvings made from the local Aboriginal tribes from this area.
Explore Jervis Bay area with travelwheels campervan hire:
|Huskisson – Most of the whale and dolphin watching tours start from Huskisson and it is a fantastic area for scuba-diving with crystal clear calm waters.This is the second most popular dive spot in Australia after the Great Barrier Reef!|
|BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK – Fancy visiting a national park with rugged cliffs facing the sea? Great for fantastic white sandy beaches, and crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelling! If you are lucky then you might see Sting Rays, Dolphins and even a Penguin Colony near Bowen Island! Booderee National Park Website|
Where can I see Kangaroos near Sydney – Booderee National-Park
The staff at travelwheels campervan hire really love the Booderee National-Park and it’s a wonderful place to see wild Kangaroos and if you are lucky they might even come up to you and say hello!
Campsites close to Jervis Bay Green Patch, Bristol Point
Travelwheels recommonds some great campsites close to Jervis Bay such as Green Patch, Bristol Point or Cave Beach. There are a number of good campsites in the Booderee NP either Green Patch, Bristol Point or Cave Beach and they have lots of tame Kangaroos and Rosellas which are very friendly close by. This is a good place to park and spend a few nights in your travelwheels campervan hire van!
Sydney Melbourne Campervan Hire Contact travelwheels campervans
Remember you can contact Travelwheels for FREE advice on campervan hire to Melbourne or any of the other major cities in Australia. Travelwheels have plenty of free route planners in different languages and we love to help you plan your camper hire trip. Travelwheels friendly staff will answer any questions you may have and you can send travelwheels an email in English, Deutsch or Français
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