MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY
Via The Princes Highway (1): The Coastal Route
The Princes Highway begins at Melbourne and travels through the Gippsland region of Victoria in
the east, before crossing the Victoria/New South Wales border and following the coast through
the pretty seaside towns of Eden, Kiama and Batemans Bay to reach Sydney through Wollongong and
the Royal National Park.
From Batemans Bay you can head west to visit Canberra and join the Hume Highway for the journey
into Sydney, and at Nowra or Wollongong you can turn west along the Illawarra Highway through the
beautiful Southern Highlands.
There are some fascinating things to see. Spectacular coastline follows the eastern edge of the
border, and the Australian Alps can be reached from most major towns between Sale and Batemans
The following summary of the road includes general information and links to some of the
towns and attractions along the way
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is located on Port Phillip Bay. It has a population of over 3
million people, and is the staging point for ferries to Tasmania. It is the venue for the 2006