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Melbourne to Sydney Touring


elbourne and Sydney have long harboured a gentle sibling rivalry and as the continent's largest and most

famous cities both are wonderful examples of urban Australia. It has become something of an eternal travel question – which is best for me? But really the question should be why choose? Flying Qantas into Melbourne doesn’t mean for a moment that your client is turning their back on the delights of Sydney. Far from it, Qantas domestic connections between the cities are frequent and quick or, for the ultimate combo, encourage them to explore the Melbourne to Sydney driving route. There are two top choices. The Coastal Drive,

largely following the stunning coastline which links the two metropolitan areas; or the Heritage Drive which allows them to discover insights into pioneer days and Australia’s gold rush history.


Choose the coastal route and the drive can combine pristine beaches and dramatic photo opportunities kicking off with hinterland excursions through the Mornington Peninsula to visit the

 Experience it

For clients who want to make the most of a trip Down Under, the Qantas Walkabout Pass can be booked at the same time as their international fare to secure some great savings on domestic travel. The pass divides the country into zones, and the cost depends on which zones they travel in. It covers over 20 destinations including international connections to New Zealand.

vineyards, or to luxuriate in the pampering of the Peninsula Hot Springs – a natural mineral hot spring and day spa.

Hit the coast and a brief diversion is in order to check out the famous little penguins of Phillip Island, as well as giving time to spot koalas in the trees and seals at the ocean edge. For those who love to chalk up superlatives, this route off ers up the most-southern point of Australia – the stunning natural surrounds of Wilsons Promontory (home to Australia's best glamping at the Wilderness Retreats); as well as Australia’s largest inland network of pristine waterways – the Gippsland Lakes; and Ninety Mile Beach – one of the world's longest sand beaches. Gippsland has been a top holiday spot for more than 100 years and is great for all kinds of boating or lazing by the beach before chilled-out evenings in resort towns like Lakes Entrance, as well as the smaller, quieter towns of Mallacoota and Metung where there are stylish waterfront stays at The Moorings. The fresh seafood here will have your clients' mouths watering for more.

Wilsons Promontory, Gippsland

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