Self Drive from CNK
Individual Tour
Self Drive from CNK

The Grand Pacific Drive

  • 13 Days
  • 12 Nights
  • Sydney, Wollongong, Jervis Bay, Gipsy Point, Metung, Melbourne
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Honeymoon
  • Beach
  • Culinary
  • Self Drive
  • Art & Architecture
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Australia's east coast is paradise for road trippers and nature enthusiasts alike, offering an irresistible combination of stunning, ocean-hugging roads and rich biodiversity. Spend your time cruising alongside the Pacific Ocean, or dive right in with the whales and dolphins: the world here is your oyster!

Trip Type
Self-Drive
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight-seeing destinations. That's because when you're out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Easy
Here's a road trip that is suited to those looking for a laid back drive, as well as veterans.
Terrain
Mountain
There's an element of challenge in going up a steep road snaking its way up a mountain; the excitement of tackling relentless switchbacks and blind hairpins makes for a most satisfying road-trip experience. As thrilling as it sounds, driving such routes isn't everybody's cup of tea and requires one to have a certain level of skill behind the wheel. If a driving winding roads overlooking steep valleys and gorges is your idea of a road-trip, then the hills are your calling.
Coastal
Barrelling down a beach-road in an open-top convertible, wind in your hair and all, is perhaps the first image that the word "road-trip" conjures in your mind. And understandably so, because picture this: you drive into a shack to gorge on the freshest catch from the sea, watching wave after wave crash and foam at the shore, lazily passing the minutes, perhaps even hours, till the sun sets, painting the sky every possible shade of crimson at the same time. There is a romanticism to a coastal road-trip that is hard to do justice to in words.
Forest
Look up and watch the rays of the sun pierce through a thick cover of green, as you drive through an endless tunnel of trees. Few routes are as pleasurable to drive on as those that weave and wind through forests, with air that cleanses your lungs with every breath. All you need to do is keep an eye out for animals that suddenly hop into your path.
Urban
Road trips are oftentimes an exercise in escaping the daily grind of the urban jungle. But chances are that you will start your journey from a metropolis. Few cities will offer you a good driving environment, which is why we recommend parking your car, calling the cabbie, or like the better citizens of the world, using public transport. Even better, how about hiring a bicycle and pottering around early in the morning? It's good for the heart too.

Highlights

  • Explore Sydney's harbour front and the Sydney Opera House
  • Experience Wollongong's gorgeous beaches along the Grand Pacific
  • Escape to Jervis Bay's beaches, known for their pure-white sand
  • Embark on Eco Whale Watching Cruise at Jervis Bay
  • Visit Gipsy Point, a tranquil destination blessed with natural beauty
  • Tour Gippsland Lake on Lonsdale Eco Cruise
  • Discover stylish and art city of Melbourne
Start of Tour Sydney Day 1
Total Riding 1185 KM
End of Tour MelbourneDay 13
  • Driving Days
    Total 8 Days
  • Rest Days
    Total 5 Days
    • Full Size Sedan (Standard)
    Toyota Camry or Similar.
    5 Seats including driver
    • 4 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Automatic Tansmision
    • Hatchback (Standard)
    Kia Rio Hatch or Similar.
    5 Seats including driver
    • 5 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Automatic Tansmision
    • Luxury Sedan (Standard)
    Holden Calais or Similar.
    5 Seats including driver
    • 4 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Automatic Tansmision
    • Suv (Standard)
    Toyota Kluger or Similar.
    5 Seats including driver
    • 5 Doors
    • With Ac
    • Automatic Tansmision
  • Hand picked good hotels are provided on this tour.

    Travel light, try to stay under 45 l (20 kg).

    • Driving licence and International Driving Permit
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Smartphone for maps
    • Phone charger
    • First-aid kit
    • Swiss Knife
    • Water
    • Tissue box and wet wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Spare plastic bags
    • Sunscreen
    • Small tool kit
    • Warm clothes

  • Introduction

    For a road trip, it helps to travel light, especially since you will come across loads of things that you might want to buy on route. You also need to ensure that your driving license and other documents are in order. Remember to take regular breaks, driving for long stretches of road is not advisable, and keep your self hydrated throughout the journey. Always keep an eye on the fuel guage.

  • Type of Accommodation

    Hand picked good hotels are provided on this tour.

  • Equipment Checklist

    GENERAL EQUIPMENT:

    • Spare camera batteries
    • Car charger or battery bank
    • 3 socket Belkin Surge Protector
    • Torch light

  • Driving License


    You need to ensure that your driving license and other documents are in order.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.

  • Places to eat

    There are plenty of places to eat on the way.

  • Medical facilities Available

    Basic first aid kit will be provided in the car.

  • Things to Carry

    Travel light, try to stay under 45 l (20 kg).

    • Driving licence and International Driving Permit
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Smartphone for maps
    • Phone charger
    • First-aid kit
    • Swiss Knife
    • Water
    • Tissue box and wet wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Spare plastic bags
    • Sunscreen
    • Small tool kit
    • Warm clothes