About This Trip
Trip code: ASD-SYDMEL3N
by RENTAL CAR + ZERO EXCESS + FREE GPS
Day 1: Sydney > Canberra (290km/3h30m)
A leisure drive through Southern Highlands and check out the quaint towns of Bowral and Berrima for antiques, homeware, arts & craft and delightful English Gardens. Continue south to Canberra, Australia’s Capital. Perhaps start visit with the National Capital Exhibition which tells the story of how Canberra became the capital. Others may interest Australia Institute of Sport, National Museum of Australia, Australia War Memorial and Cockington Green Gardens - display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens. Canberra in spring, make sure you join the month-long floral extravaganza, Floriade!
- ernight Waldorf Apartment
- Pick up your CAR - Ex Downtown (surcharge airport AUD60)
Day 2: Canberra > Albury - Wodonga (341km /4h)
Start your travel via the heritage trail to historic town of Yass and then the Hume Highway to Albury-Wodonga, once a busy trade route for paddle steamers. Featuring a mix of stately heritage buildings, parks and treelined streets, the famous Murray River flows between the twin cities and through a magnificent unspoiled landscape of rolling valleys, hills and lush farmlands.
- ernight BW Meramie M. Inn
- Admission - Dolphin Watch ECO EXTREME Cruise, Jervis Bay
Day 3: Albury - Wodonga > Echuca - Moama (246km/4h)
Travel along the Murray Valley Highway through dairying country and the green fields irrigated from the waters of the Murray River. Rutherglen is home to some of the best fortified wines such as Port, Muscat and Tokay but also produces some superb table wines. Rutherglen flourished during the gold rush and some of the fine old buildings still remain. Visit the Port of Echuca to discover the early history of the region when Echuca – Moama was bustling riverport. Paddle-steamer cruises are available on a number of riverboats which depart from here.
- ernight Comfort Echuca-Moama
Day 4: Echuca - Moama > Bendigo > Melbourne (244km/3h)
Bendigo, with impressive Victorian buildings, stands as reminder of the rich history built from one of the worlds’s most exciting gold rushes. Take a 60-metre elevator trip beneath the heart of Bendigo to experience the operating Central Deborah Gold Mine on a one-hour tour that follows a 400-metre underground circuit. Then catch the Bendigo Heritage Tram from the front door of the mine for a travelling commentary of Bendigo's major sights. From Bendigo continue passing through interesting small towns on your way to Melbourne.
- Drop up your CAR at Airport
- You’ll love the blue-hazed beauty of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – one million hectares of tall forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and bushland.
- On the edge of Sydney Harbour, one of the world’s great natural harbours, the Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was evaluated as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the 20th century but in the history of humankind”
- Bondi Beach is an iconic stretch of fine sand and curling waves and one of the world’s most famous beach destinations. You’ll enjoy Bondi at any time of the year. The beach is flanked by sandstone headlands, which are popular for walking, golfing and whale watching.
- Discover Port Stephens’ wonderful beaches and resident wild dolphins. You’ll enjoy dolphin-watching cruises and parasailing on the sparkling blue waters. There are 26 sandy beaches, some sheltered in bays that are perfect for families as well as swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. The towering Stockton sand dunes are great for quad-biking and horseriding.
- Visit a world of green in the heart of the city at Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens, and while away hours marvelling at the tiny doorways of the historic Captain Cook's Cottage, the carved Fairies Tree, the model Tudor Village, the conservatory, myriad fountains and statues, and shady avenues of grand trees
- Philip Island, home to the world-famous Penguin Parade and other popular wildlife attractions - all only 90 minutes from Melbourne. Get up close to one of Australia's most loved animals at the Koala Conservation Centre and journey back in time to explore the heritage and tranquil scenery of Churchill Island.
- See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions.
- Loved by generations for over 100 years, Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Kids and adults alike will love the feeling of the wind in their hair as they wind through the lush rainforest and beautiful fern gullies of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges National Park, enjoying the views from the iconic open-sided carriages.
Where to EatLooking for Halal certified cuisine?
- Ipoh on York (Malaysian), Shop 2, Lower Ground, 89 York Street, Sydney
- Fungky Pies, 2/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach
- Sadhana Kitchen, 147 Enmore Road, Enmore
- Neptune Palace Restaurant (Singaporean & Malaysian), Gateway Building, Level 1, Pitt Street entrance, Corner of Pitt and Alfred Streets, Circular Quay, Sydney
- Zaaffran (Indian), Level 2, 345 Harbourside Shopping Centre, 10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
- Sydney Fish Market, Bank Street, Locked Bag 247, Pyrmont
- Mamak (Malaysian), 15 Goulburn St, Sydney
- Mamak Melbourne (Malaysian), 366 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
- Zamzam Restaurant, 364 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
- Burger Edge (Roxburgh Park Dine In and Drive Thru), 1550 Pascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo
- Nelayan Indonesian Restaurant, 265 Swanston Street, Melbourne
- Old Town White Coffee, 303 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
It's Time to Pray!Where is the Mosque nearby me?
King Faisal Mosque
177 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
- Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV)
66-68 Jeffcott St, West Melbourne
- Bilal Bin Rabah Masjid
Newport Islamic Society 1 Walker Street Newport Melbourne