Three days on the Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive – travel guide

From Victorian waterways to killer whales in New South Wales, this dramatic roadtrip has attractions – and delicious cuisine – on both sides of the border

A three-day drive from Melbourne to Sydney along the Victorian and New South Wales coasts isn’t exactly a tribute to slow travel, with enough attractions and gastronomic pleasures along the route to fill a week. But allowing for time to dwell in a few well-chosen locations, this road trip offers an enticing taste of regions like Victoria’s East Gippsland and the Sapphire coast in the far south of New South Wales.

It will also draw you into wild national parks like Croajingalong in Victoria and Ben Boyd, over the border, near Eden. Coastal lakes in Gippsland that constitute Australia’s biggest inland waterway, and long, unspoilt beaches, like Ninety Mile form the journey’s dramatic backdrop. And the foreground isn’t bad either, particularly as the route twists and curls through the thick forests around the border.

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