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Sydney to Melbourne: an inland adventure – part 1

Sydney to Melbourne: an inland adventure – part 1

Melbourne versus Sydney; it’s a battle that has raged for years, and every local in both cities has an opinion. But here at Caravanning Australia, we don’t play favourites. We think you should explore both cities, and everything in between! So, hit the road and join us for an inland journey between Australia’s two most populous cities.

Sydney to Bowral

117 kilometres

Sydneysiders know how to have a good time – and when in Rome, you do as the Romans do. So, while you’re in Sydney, let down your hair, get a bit dressed up and treat yourself to a night on the town. For an extra special night, check out one of Sydney’s world-class restaurants. The list of places to try is endless, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

When you manage to pull yourself away from the Emerald City, it’ll take you just over an hour to drive to Bowral, the shining star of the Southern Highlands region.

Bowral to Canberra

170 kilometres

In Bowral, there are endless opportunities to experience country New South Wales’s charming hospitality. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in town in September, then you’re in for a treat at Tulip Time, a festival that explodes with 10,000 colourful blooms each year.

From Bowral, make your way south towards Canberra, but be sure to take your time; along the way, you’ll pass through numerous country towns that simply ooze charm and serenity.

Canberra to Wagga Wagga

245 kilometres

History lovers, rejoice! Canberra is home to the Australian War Memorial – where you can learn all about Australia’s military history – as well as the National Museum of Australia, which is celebrating 20 years in 2021. Art lovers have heaps to fill their time, too, as there are more than 30 art galleries peppered around the city.

From Canberra, head west towards the regional city of Wagga Wagga, and be sure to make a pit stop in Yass along the way.

Check back for part two of this epic drive from Sydney to Melbourne, or read Caravanning Australia Spring 2021 for more!

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