The drive from Melbourne to Adelaide is less than 750 kilometres and can be done in a day (with breaks, of course!). But with so much to see along the way, why rush it? Here are our top picks for stops as you make your way!
Ballarat is a historical city only 120 kilometres from Melbourne, making it the perfect place for you to get out and stretch your legs. The town is known for its gold rush history and Sovereign Hill is the perfect place to learn about this fascinating period of Australian history.
This is an exceptionally tranquil part of Victoria, encompassing quaint country towns, native flora and fauna and the stunning Grampians National Park. There are endless options for walks and hikes in the area, and if you’re after a bit of adventure, Mount Arapiles is a world-renowned rock climbing hotspot!
This town is known for its breathtaking scenery, boutique stores and relaxed atmosphere. Located just five minutes out of town is the very appropriately named Long Beach, one of the few beaches in Australia where you can drive your car along the sand.
Victor Harbor is a popular destination among holiday-makers, and once you arrive you’ll understand why. Whatever you’re interested in – be it relaxing by the beach, delving into colonial history, or fine food and wine – this slice of South Australia coast has something for you.
Kangaroo Island is a well-known hotspot for Australian travellers, and it’s no surprise when you consider its beauty and serenity. The island is home to some truly amazing scenery, with turquoise waters and unique native flora. A trip to the island wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase National Park.
From the island, it’s just over 200 kilometres to Adelaide, on the way you’ll pass through the McLaren Vale wine region. After such a trip, we think you’ve earned yourself a drink!