The journey from Melbourne – Sydney was going to take around 11 hours, so we decided to split this into 4 days with 4 journeys of 2-3 hours, and 4 stops along the way. So we did our research both online and by talking to the locals and managed to find the perfect 4 day itinerary which didn’t disappoint!
Phillip Island was on my list of must dos due to the nightly penguin parade which they host on the island every evening at dusk. It’s a very friendly island, we met some locals who we chatted to for hours who gave us so much great advice for the rest of our trip. The Penguin Parade was cute, the fairy penguins all come up out of the ocean at dusk after hunting for the day to head back to their burrows. They all start appearing in groups and waddle up the beach and it’s pretty amazing to see such large volumes of them. Unfortunately you aren’t allowed to take photos, so this was the best I could get without flash haha!
Lakes Entrance is about 3 hours north-east of Melbourne, and it is really beautiful. The views are great and the water is pristine turquoise.
Bermagui Blue pool
We loved it here! It’s free, and kind of like the Bondi swimming pool but not as many people know about it, and it’s not so manmade, the water fills up the pools as the waves are so large. We went for a swim and even saw an Octopus climbing up the stairs! It was amazing just to sit and watch the waves crash against the rocks.
Jervis Bay may have topped my list as the nicest beach I have ever been to. The sand is powder white and the water was really clear, a lot of the beaches in Australia which we have been to so far have yellowy sand, so this one was a treat! It is surrounded by a national park so we had to pay 11 dollars for a pass to get in, but it’s definitely worth it!
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