6 Essential Stops When Driving From Adelaide to Melbourne

The drive from Adelaide to Melbourne is the perfect road trip.  This extremely beautiful section of coastline is just the right length of drive to be on the road for a solid week, and if you know which little side routes to take, this drive has it all. If you don’t have a reliable car but want to visit some of these places, consider doing one of the Great Ocean Road Tours, for a smaller version of this adventure.

Coorong National Park – If you like fishing or just playing around in the sand dunes, this  is a great place to make your first stop. This long, thin stretch of spectacular park offers some of the best fishing in the state along with some massive sand dunes. Be careful if you go playing in the dunes that you are not on a four wheel drive track as it’s not always easy to tell at first.

Portland – After crossing the border into Victoria, it’s well worth stopping in Portland. A quaint little fishing town with friendly locals and a tasty bakery, this is just the place to take in the sunset and spend the night. Portland Accommodation options include a campground, B&B’s and comfortable and clean hotel rooms.

Hall’s Gap – Once you leave Portland, its time for a detour, head north to the Grampian’s National Park. One of Australia’s finest natural areas, it is worth the couple hours it will take you to get up into the park and Hall’s Gap is the place to stay. Blessed with tremendous bird life, reptiles, kangaroos and emus galore, and stunning wild flowers, you will want at least a night or two up here.

Port Campbell – Once you have got your fill of the wildlife and wilderness, head straight south to the coast and a little east to Port Campbell. This cute little town has it all, a charming pub, friendly locals, a beautiful swimming beach, tasty eating options, and is the perfect place to spend the night. Port Campbell accommodation is limited so book ahead, it’s worth being organized to ensure you get to stay here.

Wye River – This hidden gem is a tiny place located, you guessed it, right at the beach. The main accommodation here is a fancy caravan park which has all the amenities you could want. Whether you want to tent it or sleep in a cabin, this place is worth stopping at. A great little café and restaurant is located opposite the beach and serves up first class meals and treats.

Geelong – After being dazzled by the Great Ocean Road, you are not going to want the journey to end, so extend your time on the road by staying a night in Geelong. A stone’s throw from Melbourne, Geelong has all the amenities of a big city with the charm of a small town. If you happen to be here during the AFL season, going to a Geelong game is a must. Their fans are something are both colourful and loyal and it’s quite the spectacle to see them at home.

There’s nothing like a great road trip and this one will be one of your best. You may find yourself doing it trip more than once.

This post is written by Business Process Outsourcing


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