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Great Ocean Road, Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
Barossa Valley, South Australia
Long Beach, Robe
Port Fairy Lighthouse, Victoria
Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
12Apostles, Great Ocean Road
Phillip Island Penguins
Lakes Entrance, Australia
Whale Watching Merimbula
Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra
Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
Sydney

Adelaide to Sydney Road Trip

19 day Self Drive Holiday – from £2015

With flights from £3115

An exciting self drive holiday taking in the capitals of South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the national capital of Canberra, with spectacular and varied scenery in between.

Highlights:
  • Drive Australia’s famous Great Ocean Road
  • Enjoy Melbourne’s elegant charm and relaxed café culture
  • Visit the great National monuments and buildings of Canberra
  • Discover the natural wonders of the iconic Blue Mountains
  • Explore the famous sights and attractions of Sydney

Your Itinerary

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Your Southern Cities Road Trip holiday includes a choice of accommodation, local travel and lots of sightseeing suggestions. Your FREEDOM consultant will be pleased to personalise it for you.

Adelaide, South Australia

Day 1 to 2 – Adelaide

Arrive in Adelaide for a leisurely two night stay in the heart of this fine city….

Arrive in Adelaide for a leisurely two night stay in the heart of this fine city. Its centre is surrounded by beautiful parkland, where there are museums, galleries and the excellent National Wine Centre.

Adelaide is easy to explore on foot, or climb aboard the popular tram from Victoria Square to the lively beachside suburb of Glenelg, renowned for its ‘cappuccino strip’.

    Your chosen Adelaide hotel

Adelaide, South Australia
Barossa Valley, South Australia

Day 3 – Barossa Valley

Pick up your car this morning and head to the hills. To the north of Adelaide…

Pick up your car this morning and head to the hills. To the north of Adelaide is the picturesque Barossa Valley, home to the famous wineries of Rockford, Penfold and Jacobs Creek, as well as many boutique vineyards, many of whom offer tastings, wine tours and superb local food.

Enjoy a bottle of your favourite before an overnight stay in the heart of the Barossa.

    Adelaide > Barossa Valley | 80 kms

    Standard: The Wine Vine Hotel

    Deluxe: The Lodge Country Hotel

Barossa Valley, South Australia
Long Beach, Robe

Day 4 – Mannum and Robe

Leave the rolling hills of the Barossa behind as you head inland to the banks of…

Leave the rolling hills of the Barossa behind as you head inland to the banks of the mighty Murray River at Mannum, one of the earliest settlements in South Australia. Follow the river south before turning towards the coast and Coorong National Park.

The drive through the dunes and wetlands of the park is one of the most beautiful in Australia and takes you to the pretty coastal town of Robe, your home for the night.

    Barossa Valley > Robe | 350 kms

    Standard & Deluxe: Robe House B&B

Long Beach, Robe
Port Fairy Lighthouse, Victoria

Day 5 – Port Fairy

Continue along the coast today before heading west to the town of Mt. Gambier. The town…

Continue along the coast today before heading west to the town of Mt. Gambier. The town was built on the slopes of an extinct volcano and the collapsed crater in its centre contains a lake that changes colour from a winter grey to a vivid blue colour every summer.

Return to the coast at Portland, the oldest permanent settlement in Victoria. From here there is a short detour to see the blowholes at Cape Nelson and the petrified forest at Cape Bridgewater, before continuing on to your overnight stay in Port Fairy.

    Robe > Port Fairy | 290 kms

    Standard: Seacombe House

    Deluxe: Merrijig Inn

Port Fairy Lighthouse, Victoria
Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Day 6 – Twelve Apostles & Apollo Bay

After a stroll round the delightful fishing port of Port Fairy, rejoin the Great Ocean Road…

After a stroll round the delightful fishing port of Port Fairy, rejoin the Great Ocean Road for a day exploring the “Shipwreck Coast”. Before you reach Port Campbell you will be able to stop to view London Bridge, the now broken natural rock arch.

Further along the Southern Ocean coast are the iconic rock pillars of the Twelve Apostles rising from the surf. The ocean views are awesome as you travel along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay.

    Port Fairy > Apollo Bay | 185 kms

    Standard: Comfort Inn The International

    Deluxe: Captain’s at the Bay

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road
12Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Day 7 to 8 – Melbourne

Continue along the Great Ocean Road this morning towards the popular seaside and surfing resorts of…

Continue along the Great Ocean Road this morning towards the popular seaside and surfing resorts of Lorne and Anglesea, before heading to the Victoria state capital of Melbourne.

You have two nights here, soaking up the cosmopolitan vibe of this exciting city. There are parks, gardens, museums and galleries to explore or head to the beachside district of St Kilda aboard the famous Melbourne trams. In the evening you can dine by the Yarra River at one of the many restaurants along lively Southbank.

    Apollo Bay > Melbourne | 195 kms

    Your chosen Melbourne hotel

12Apostles, Great Ocean Road
Phillip Island Penguins

Day 9 – Phillip Island

Leave the bustle of Melbourne behind as you make the easy drive to Phillip Island. The…

Leave the bustle of Melbourne behind as you make the easy drive to Phillip Island. The ‘island’ is actually connected to the mainland and is home to a superb koala and wildlife centre, a marvellous coastal nature reserve and the famous Fairy Penguins.

Your hotel is on the island and, at dusk, you will be able to see these amazing little creatures as they waddle up the beach to their burrows in the sand.

    Melbourne > Phillip Island | 145 kms

    Standard: Kaloha Resort Phillip Island

    Deluxe: Oak Tree Lodge

Phillip Island Penguins
Lakes Entrance, Australia

Day 10 to 11 – Lakes Entrance

Travel east this morning through the small towns and communities of southeast Victoria. Be sure to…

Travel east this morning through the small towns and communities of southeast Victoria. Be sure to stop at the Gippland’s Heritage Park in Moe and, if time permits, detour to the historic old goldmining town of Walhalla.

The popular holiday town of Lakes Entrance is at the entrance to Australia’s largest inland waterway system and a two night stay here allows you to explore the area. There are beaches nearby, and the shores of the coastal lakes are dotted with marinas and jetties, where local fishermen land their catch. You can take to the water on one of the many sightseeing cruises or even hire your own kayak.

    Phillip Island > Lakes Entrance | 310 kms

    Standard & Deluxe: Waverley House

Lakes Entrance, Australia
Whale Watching Merimbula

Day 12 – Merimbula

Enjoy magnificent forest scenery as you cross into New South Wales. The road travels inland for…

Enjoy magnificent forest scenery as you cross into New South Wales. The road travels inland for a while, before returning to the coast at the seaside resort of Merimbula, where you will stay overnight.

There are lots of things to do here, including an excellent wildlife sanctuary, an aquarium, whale watching and walking trails, or simply head down to Merimbula’s Main Beach to watch the local surfers.

    Lakes Entrance > Merimbula | 260 kms

    Standard: Fairway Motor Inn

    Deluxe: Robyns Nest Guesthouse

Whale Watching Merimbula
Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra

Day 13 – Canberra

He scenery changes today as you pick up the Snowy Mountain Highway to Canberra. The mountain…

He scenery changes today as you pick up the Snowy Mountain Highway to Canberra. The mountain and forest views are spectacular as you head towards the nation’s capital for your overnight stay.

This elegantly laid out city boasts plenty of national museums and galleries, as well as the impressive National War Memorial and a unique grass-covered parliament building, well worth a visit. Head to Mt Ainslie for some stunning views over the city.

    Merimbula > Canberra | 245 kms

    Standard: Rydges Canberra

    Deluxe: Hotel Kurrajong Guesthouse

Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra
Three Sisters, Blue Mountains

Day 14 to 15 – Blue Mountains

Take the highway to Sydney, but bear north before you reach the city, and you will…

Take the highway to Sydney, but bear north before you reach the city, and you will find yourself in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Your home for two nights is at Katoomba, at the heart of this world famous National Park. From here you can view the much photographed Three Sisters Rocks or take the Scenic Cableway or Scenic Railway to the forested valley floor beneath. Or head out on one of the many rainforest trails past tumbling waterfalls and over crystal clear streams. It is hard to belief the bright lights of Sydney are less than two hours away.

    Canberra > Blue Mountains | 330 kms

    Your chosen Katoomba hotel

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains
Sydney

Day 16 to 19 – Sydney

Take a last look around Katoomba and its pretty twin town of Leura before returning your…

Take a last look around Katoomba and its pretty twin town of Leura before returning your car to Sydney.

Enjoy a three-night stay in a central Sydney hotel or apartment to explore the many iconic places and attractions of this dazzling harbourside city. From the Opera House to Bondi Beach, Hyde Park to Harbour Bridge, you will find so much to see and do. Your FREEDOM consultant can arrange some experiences and day tours for you.

    Blue Mountains > Sydney | 80 kms

    Your chosen Sydney hotel

Sydney

Your Itinerary

Your Southern Cities Road Trip holiday includes a choice of accommodation, local travel and lots of sightseeing suggestions. Your FREEDOM consultant will be pleased to personalise it for you.

Day 1 to 2

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Adelaide

Arrive in Adelaide for a leisurely two night stay in the heart of this fine city. Its centre is surrounded by beautiful parkland, where there are museums, galleries and the excellent National Wine Centre.

Adelaide is easy to explore on foot, or climb aboard the popular tram from Victoria Square to the lively beachside suburb of Glenelg, renowned for its ‘cappuccino strip’.

    Your chosen Adelaide hotel

Adelaide, South Australia

Day 3

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Barossa Valley

Pick up your car this morning and head to the hills. To the north of Adelaide is the picturesque Barossa Valley, home to the famous wineries of Rockford, Penfold and Jacobs Creek, as well as many boutique vineyards, many of whom offer tastings, wine tours and superb local food.

Enjoy a bottle of your favourite before an overnight stay in the heart of the Barossa.

    Adelaide > Barossa Valley | 80 kms

    Standard: The Wine Vine Hotel

    Deluxe: The Lodge Country Hotel

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Day 4

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Mannum and Robe

Leave the rolling hills of the Barossa behind as you head inland to the banks of the mighty Murray River at Mannum, one of the earliest settlements in South Australia. Follow the river south before turning towards the coast and Coorong National Park.

The drive through the dunes and wetlands of the park is one of the most beautiful in Australia and takes you to the pretty coastal town of Robe, your home for the night.

    Barossa Valley > Robe | 350 kms

    Standard & Deluxe: Robe House B&B

Long Beach, Robe

Day 5

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Port Fairy

Continue along the coast today before heading west to the town of Mt. Gambier. The town was built on the slopes of an extinct volcano and the collapsed crater in its centre contains a lake that changes colour from a winter grey to a vivid blue colour every summer.

Return to the coast at Portland, the oldest permanent settlement in Victoria. From here there is a short detour to see the blowholes at Cape Nelson and the petrified forest at Cape Bridgewater, before continuing on to your overnight stay in Port Fairy.

    Robe > Port Fairy | 290 kms

    Standard: Seacombe House

    Deluxe: Merrijig Inn

Port Fairy Lighthouse, Victoria

Day 6

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Twelve Apostles & Apollo Bay

After a stroll round the delightful fishing port of Port Fairy, rejoin the Great Ocean Road for a day exploring the “Shipwreck Coast”. Before you reach Port Campbell you will be able to stop to view London Bridge, the now broken natural rock arch.

Further along the Southern Ocean coast are the iconic rock pillars of the Twelve Apostles rising from the surf. The ocean views are awesome as you travel along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay.

    Port Fairy > Apollo Bay | 185 kms

    Standard: Comfort Inn The International

    Deluxe: Captain’s at the Bay

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Day 7 to 8

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Melbourne

Continue along the Great Ocean Road this morning towards the popular seaside and surfing resorts of Lorne and Anglesea, before heading to the Victoria state capital of Melbourne.

You have two nights here, soaking up the cosmopolitan vibe of this exciting city. There are parks, gardens, museums and galleries to explore or head to the beachside district of St Kilda aboard the famous Melbourne trams. In the evening you can dine by the Yarra River at one of the many restaurants along lively Southbank.

    Apollo Bay > Melbourne | 195 kms

    Your chosen Melbourne hotel

12Apostles, Great Ocean Road

Day 9

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Phillip Island

Leave the bustle of Melbourne behind as you make the easy drive to Phillip Island. The ‘island’ is actually connected to the mainland and is home to a superb koala and wildlife centre, a marvellous coastal nature reserve and the famous Fairy Penguins.

Your hotel is on the island and, at dusk, you will be able to see these amazing little creatures as they waddle up the beach to their burrows in the sand.

    Melbourne > Phillip Island | 145 kms

    Standard: Kaloha Resort Phillip Island

    Deluxe: Oak Tree Lodge

Phillip Island Penguins

Day 10 to 11

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Lakes Entrance

Travel east this morning through the small towns and communities of southeast Victoria. Be sure to stop at the Gippland’s Heritage Park in Moe and, if time permits, detour to the historic old goldmining town of Walhalla.

The popular holiday town of Lakes Entrance is at the entrance to Australia’s largest inland waterway system and a two night stay here allows you to explore the area. There are beaches nearby, and the shores of the coastal lakes are dotted with marinas and jetties, where local fishermen land their catch. You can take to the water on one of the many sightseeing cruises or even hire your own kayak.

    Phillip Island > Lakes Entrance | 310 kms

    Standard & Deluxe: Waverley House

Lakes Entrance, Australia

Day 12

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Merimbula

Enjoy magnificent forest scenery as you cross into New South Wales. The road travels inland for a while, before returning to the coast at the seaside resort of Merimbula, where you will stay overnight.

There are lots of things to do here, including an excellent wildlife sanctuary, an aquarium, whale watching and walking trails, or simply head down to Merimbula’s Main Beach to watch the local surfers.

    Lakes Entrance > Merimbula | 260 kms

    Standard: Fairway Motor Inn

    Deluxe: Robyns Nest Guesthouse

Whale Watching Merimbula

Day 13

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Canberra

He scenery changes today as you pick up the Snowy Mountain Highway to Canberra. The mountain and forest views are spectacular as you head towards the nation’s capital for your overnight stay.

This elegantly laid out city boasts plenty of national museums and galleries, as well as the impressive National War Memorial and a unique grass-covered parliament building, well worth a visit. Head to Mt Ainslie for some stunning views over the city.

    Merimbula > Canberra | 245 kms

    Standard: Rydges Canberra

    Deluxe: Hotel Kurrajong Guesthouse

Mount Ainslie Lookout, Canberra

Day 14 to 15

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Blue Mountains

Take the highway to Sydney, but bear north before you reach the city, and you will find yourself in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Your home for two nights is at Katoomba, at the heart of this world famous National Park. From here you can view the much photographed Three Sisters Rocks or take the Scenic Cableway or Scenic Railway to the forested valley floor beneath. Or head out on one of the many rainforest trails past tumbling waterfalls and over crystal clear streams. It is hard to belief the bright lights of Sydney are less than two hours away.

    Canberra > Blue Mountains | 330 kms

    Your chosen Katoomba hotel

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains

Day 16 to 19

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Sydney

Take a last look around Katoomba and its pretty twin town of Leura before returning your car to Sydney.

Enjoy a three-night stay in a central Sydney hotel or apartment to explore the many iconic places and attractions of this dazzling harbourside city. From the Opera House to Bondi Beach, Hyde Park to Harbour Bridge, you will find so much to see and do. Your FREEDOM consultant can arrange some experiences and day tours for you.

    Blue Mountains > Sydney | 80 kms

    Your chosen Sydney hotel

Sydney

This Holiday Includes

18 nights accommodation
14 days car hire, with unlimited kilometres
Time in four great Australia cities

Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Adelaide to Sydney Road Trip self drive holiday and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • Extra nights in Adelaide, Sydney or any location en route
  • Day tours and experiences in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney
  • A stopover to Australia in Dubai, Singapore or other destination

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Australia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Adelaide to Sydney Road Trip

19 day Self Drive Holiday – from £2015

With flights from £3115

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

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