About This Trip
Trip code: ASD-SYDMEL4N
by RENTAL CAR + ZERO EXCESS + FREE GPS
Day 1: Sydney > Wollongong > Kiama (123km/2h)
Depart Sydney via Princes Highway and embark on the Grand Pacific Drive route. The highlight is the 665 metres Sea Cliff Bridge. Stop here for photo taking opportunity. Continue to Wollongong. Veer from the coastline and head inland to Illawarra. Visit Illawarra Fly Tree Walk, an elevated steel canopy walk through the rainforest. Continue south to Kiama. Visit the famous Kiama blowhole, and witness spectacular plume of water shooting up to 60m (weather permitting).
- Overnight Sebel Harbourside
- Pick up your CAR - Ex Downtown (surcharge airport AUD60)
Day 2: Kiama > Jervis Bay > Batemans Bay (174km/2h30m)
Travel south towards Hyams Beach for its world’s whitest sand, and Jervis Bay for exciting dolphin cruise. Whales can be seen here between June - October. Batemans Bay is a bustling holiday township, known for its seafood, particularly oysters, which have a reputation for being some of Australia's best.
- Overnight Lincoln Down Resort
- Admission - Robe, Scenic Helicopter Flight
Day 3: Batemans Bay > Merimbula (176km/2h10m)
Stop at historic Central Tilba, the National Trust-listed working village where you can see a wood turner, cobbler, baker and leather maker at work. Stop by Bega Cheese Heritage Centre. Eden is an old whaling town. Find out more about the whaling industry, shipwrecks, fishing and navigation at the Killer Whale Museum.
- Overnight BW Fairways M. Inn
Day 4: Merimbula > Lakes Entrance (267km/3h30m)
The town of Mallacoota is a coastal village surrounded by the Croajingolong National Park, recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, with a diverse ecosystem featuring over 1,000 native plants and more than 300 bird species. In Bass Strait, you can spot seals and dolphins at play.
Travel south to Cape Conran Coastal Park, which is a great place for camping, bushwalking and home to many kangaroos, koalas and emus.
Lakes Entrance - buy fresh seafood when the daily catch arrives on trawlers or enjoy a meal at local restaurants where that fresh seafood is always on the menu.
- Overnight Comfort Inn & Suites Emmanuel
Day 5: Lakes Entrance > Melbourne (319km/4h)
Travel on Princes Highway / A1 to Melbourne. If time permit, detour to Wilsons Promontory where wildlife abounds. There are many walking tracks through eucalypt forests and wildflowers to secluded coves, stunning white sand beaches and granite mountains.
- 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