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Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

The Sydney to Melbourne coastal drive is lined with historic villages, pristine beaches and lush national parks to experience and explore. Taste, touch, smell, hear and see everything that this route offers while you travel along in your Universal Caravan.

Begin in Sydney and head south on the Princes Highway towards Wollongong. Along the way, spend some time at Royal National Park to do some whale watching and take in the beauty of the ancient bushland. From here, continue to soak up the amazing ocean views from Stanwell Park and Sea Cliff Bridge before stopping over in Wollongong.

From Wollongong, head to the Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures for some breath-taking 360-degree views and some zip-lining. Re-join the coastal route onto Kiama to visit the Kiama Blowhole and see some spectacular plumes of water.

South of Kiama is Shoalhaven Heads, where you can spend the afternoon swimming, surfing or fishing on the beach before continuing to Nowra for the evening.

Drive on to Jervis Bay to go bushwalking through the Jervis Bay National Park, more fishing or even dolphin spotting on a chartered cruise.

Get back on the road for a leisurely drive to Ulladulla. Travel through national parks, state forests and small townships and stop by the Fisherman’s Co-op for some fresh fish and chips while watching the waves roll in.   

40 minutes south of Ulladulla is Batemans Bay. See the Kangaroos hop around Pebbly Beach, explore Murramarang National Park and sample some of the fresh oysters grown in the Clyde River.

Before stopping over in Tilba Tilba for some locally crafted cheeses, spend some time with some rare and exotic species at the Mogo Zoo. Drive another 60km to Bega for some wine to go along with yet more locally made cheeses or take a dip, snorkel or surf at the beach.     

If you developed a taste for oysters back in Batemans Bay, you’re in luck. 35km south of Bega, Pambula serves up more of the South Coast’s plump oysters. While you’re here, take in a round of golf or take in the view of the Pambula River. 19km away is the Eden Killer Whale Museum, during the annual migration of southern right and humpback whales, you can find a coastal vantage point to do some whale watching. Head over the border to Victoria and down to Melbourne.

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