This inland drive features the mighty Murray River, fabulous wineries, lush national parks and Australia’s capital city, Canberra.
Come face-to-face with the legacy of Australia’s goldrush, learn about the resilience of early settlers along the mighty Murray, sample the freshest local produce at colourful country towns and discover one good thing after another at Australia’s diverse capital, Canberra.
At a glance
Just a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, Bendigo boasts grand heritage from one of the world’s greatest gold rushes. Rich in history as well as modern culture, this region offers a huge selection of unique experiences and attractions for every visitor to enjoy.
Echuca Moama is located on the banks of the mighty Murray River and home to the famous paddlesteamers and colonial attractions. It also has one of the largest riverboat fleet in the world. This is the ideal spot for nature lovers looking for a relaxing spot of fishing, an adventurous hike through the bush or a fun picnic on the banks.
Travel through ‘Sun Country on the Murray’ and stop to taste some of Australia’s finest gourmet produce and a view of the picturesque Lake Mulwala. Continue to Albury-Wodonga, where the great outdoors meets urban culture, proud heritage and fresh sophistication. Wander through a farmers’ market or explore an art gallery. Cycle along the Mighty Murray River and eat in a top restaurant. Everything is here, easily accessible and with unexpected discoveries around every corner.
Experience one good thing after another when visiting Australia’s capital city – Canberra. Boasting award-winning food and wine, iconic attractions that hold and share the essence of the nation and a plethora of native wildlife surrounded by beautiful national parks. Canberra is a perfect self-drive destination with no tolls, minimal traffic, ample and affordable parking and a range of world-class attractions all located close to each other.
View Canberra from high up with a sunrise hot air balloon flight, then take a scenic drive to Batemans Bay with charming views of rolling hills and national parks along the way. Once at the coast, it’s time to discover the beautiful beaches, native wildlife and the freshest seafood that Australia is famous for.
Start early and drive to Jervis Bay to explore the pristine water, beach and wildlife. Then continue driving along the coast before reaching Sydney, where dinner awaits at the world’s most famous harbour city.