Coastal Drive South

4 Nights

Sydney, NSW

Get a true feel for Australia’s coast by driving it. Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne explore some of the best beaches around, enjoy quaint coastal towns on route with many chances for swimming, boating and relaxing.

From £436pp
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Highlights

  • Sydney
  • Beaches and costal towns
  • Melbourne
  • Day 1 - Sydney To Jervis Bay
  • Day 2 - Jervis Bay To Tilba Tilba
  • Day 3 - Tilba To Gipsy Point
  • Day 4 - Gipsy Point To Swan Reach or Metung
  • Day 5 - Swan Reach / Metung to Melbourne
  • Additional Information

Approximately 200kms (124 Miles)
Depart Sydney and travel south to Jervis bay.
On the shores of the famous Jervis Bay, you will find the historic township of Huskisson, a great location from which to be based for exploring the Jervis Bay Territory and other great areas of the beautiful Shoalhaven.

Accommodation:
Standard:
Jervis Bay Dolphin Sands Bed & Breakfast (Garden Queen - Incl Full
Superior:
Jervis Bay Paperbark Camp (Standard Safari Tent – Incl Dinner & Full Breakfast)

Meals Included: Ro

Dolphin Sands B&B Jervis Bay

Dolphin Sands is an idyllic, intimate Bed & Breakfast, situated in Huskisson at the heart of stunning Jervis Bay, NSW, well known for it’s pristine white sand beaches and unique wildlife.

Approximately 204km (127 Miles)
Travel south to Central Tilba, a heritage village classified under the National Trust.

A visit to the 100-year-old cheese factory, where you can sample fifteen varieties of cheese, is a delicious must. Tilba Woodturning Gallery is an award-winning treasure trove of fine woodwork from local and internationally recognised
artisans.
Tilba Tilba preserves wonderful 19th century weatherboard architecture. It is classified as an ‘unusual mountain village’ by the National Trust and the area is fast becoming the arts & crafts centre of the far south coast.

Accommodation:
Standard:
Tilba The Bryn at Tilba B&B (Queen Room – Incl Continental Breakfast)

Superior:
Tilba Tilba Lake House (Country King Room – Incl Breakfast)

Meals Included: Ro

The Bryn at Tilba

PRIVACY..LUXURY..SPACE..VIEWS! Officially accredited 4.5 STAR B&B accommodation. Home away from home in a separate, elegant residence for guests.

Tilba To Gipsy Point
Approximately 193km (120 Miles)
Drive south through charming fishing villages and National Parks crossing the border into Victoria. Continue on to Gipsy Point. Gipsy Point, tucked into the upper reaches of Mallacoota inlet offers brilliant bushwalks, fishing and bird watching.

Accommodation:
Standard:
Gipsy Point Gipsy Point Apartments (1 Bedroom Lakeview – incl Continental Breakfast Hamper)

Superior:
Gipsy Point Gipsy Point Apartments (Waterfront Spa – incl Continental Breakfast Hamper)

Meals Included: Ro

Gipsy Point Lakeside

Gipsy Point Lakeside is a dream destination for those who desire luxury and style, with the soothing tranquillity of untouched nature. Our boutique resort sits restfully on the banks of the Mallacoota Inlet in the heart of Australia's World Biosphere Reserve — the majestic Croajingolong National Park. With sweeping views of the water and beyond, our modern and spacious self-contained boutique Apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private verandah and architecture with a difference. The perfect stop-over along the famous Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive and just a few hours drive from Canberra, Gipsy Point Lakeside is a special hideaway any time of year.

Approximately 218km (136 Miles)
After breakfast drive south again, today passing through Lakes Entrance to Swan Reach or Metung, the gateway to the Gippsland Lake area.
On a crescent peninsula reaching into Lake King, Metung offers a peaceful break. With a range of accommodation and craft galleries your stay in this town will always be within sight and hearing of water. Daily cruises, often escorted by dolphins,
explore bays and coves.
Take the time to explore this wonderful area.

Accommodation:
Standard:
Metung McMillans of Metung (1 Bedroom Cottage)
Superior:
Swan Reach Waverley House Cottages (1 Bedroom Spa Cottage – Incl Breakfast Basket)

Meals Included: Ro

McMillans of Metung Resort

Property Location When you stay at McMillans of Metung Resort in Metung, you'll be on a river and within the vicinity of Lakes Entrance Lookout and Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centre. This 4-star apartment is within the region of Griffith's Sea Shell Museum and Marine Display and Lakes Entrance Bowls Club.

Approximately 315km (196 miles)
Depart Swan Reach or Metung and travel onto Melbourne.
The first capital of Australia, Melbourne is full of history. Settlers from a variety of countries have given Melbourne a cosmopolitan outlook. Crowded markets, open air cafes, a booming nightlife
and sparkling festivals create a combination of old world charm and contemporary living that is uniquely Australian.

Meals Included: Ro

INCLUDES
Co-pilot self drive kit
3 nights accommodation
4 days Hertz car rental

Blockout dates: Please note additional blockout dates are subject to change. Additional block out dates may apply during special event and public holiday periods.

Standard:

Dolphin Sands: 26 Dec 19-31 Jan 20. 2 night minimum stay will apply for stays over Friday & Saturday nights.

The Bryn at Tilba B&B: 19-22 Apr 19, 7-9 Jun 19, 4-6 Oct 19, 24 Dec 19-26 Jan 20. 2 night minimum stay will apply for stays over Friday & Saturday nights.

Gipsy Point Lakeside Boutique Resort: 18-22 Apr 19, 1-5 Nov 19, 24 Dec 19-10 Jan 20. This property does not cater for children under 6 years.

McMillans of Metung: 19-21 Apr 19, 7-9 Jun 19, 27-29 Sep 19, 2-5 Nov 19, 20 Dec 19-26 Jan 20, 6-8 Mar 20. Surcharge will apply for stays over Saturday nights.

Superior:

Paperbark Camp Jervis Bay: 19-22 Apr 19, 20 Dec 19-06 Jan 20. 2 night minimum stay will apply for stays over Friday and Saturday nights. Property is closed during winter: 22 Jul-22 Aug 19 incl

Tilba Lake House: 18-21 Apr 19, 16 Dec 19-12 Jan 20

Gipsy Point Lakeside Boutique Resort: 18-22 Apr 19, 1-5 Nov 19, 24 Dec 19-10 Jan 20. This property does not cater for children under 6 years.

Waverley House Cottages: 18-23 Apr 19, 07-10 Jun 19, 27-29 Sep 19, 1-5 Nov 19, 20 Dec 19-17 Jan 20, 24-27 Jan 20, 6-9 Mar 20.