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Travelling from Sydney to Adelaid

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1. Posted by aledshiv (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y

Hi all,

I was just wandering if anyone can give me any advice on travelling between Sydney and Adelaid. I am thinking of travelling between these two cities as the second leg of my trip down under and was wandering if anyone can give any tips and suggestion on how to travel and where to visit etc? I would be grateful for any suggestions and help, would like to plan a rough route for travelling before heading out to Aus.


2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 8y

I personally would fly Sydney-Melbourne and then go along the Great Ocean Road to South Australia until you get to Adelaide. Others may disagree with me, but unless you have huge amounts of time in Australia i.e. a whole year so you can afford to waste weeks, then skip the East coast section between Sydney and Melbourne and then enjoy some of the nicest scenery Australia has to offer in the Great Ocean Road.

3. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 8y

When are you coming? If it's any time except summer then I agree with the previous post, there are heaps of better things to do than drive the south NSW and Vic coastline when it's cold, fly to Melbourne and drive the great ocean road to Adelaide. In summer it might be worthwhile doing some surfing in NSW and Vic.

4. Posted by aledshiv (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y

The time of year I am hoping to travel depends on when my employer says it is ok for me to take a career break (lot of stuff still in the air regarding this) so at the moment I am just trying to get a few ideas of where to travel so that i've got a rough travel plan of where I want to go. What time of year would you recommend for me to travel??? Wher would you recommend I visit along Great Ocean Road??

5. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 8y

Usually you'll travel the north end of Australia in winter and the south end of Australia in spring/summer. There are heaps of places to stop on the Great Ocean Road, most are well signposted and very close to the road like the 12 apostles, bay of isles and london bridge.

You can have a look at my trip map to check out the route I took when I travelled Australia, if I was going to do it again I'd take more time and include the Ningaloo reef and Karajini NP in Western Australia.