Melbourne to Sydney - Your East Coast Itinerary Sorted

Sometimes we forget that we have some of the world’s best beaches, charming towns, a rich hinterland and so much more in our own backyard. It’s easy to take it all for granted and forget how lucky we are to have such beautiful scenery right on our doorstep. One of the best ways to soak it all up is on a road trip. On this East Coast road trip from Melbourne to Sydney (or vice versa), Ingenia Holiday Parks offer the perfect pitstops to break up the journey and add a little fun along the way.

First stop: The charming seaside town of Inverloch

Whether you’re flying in and driving straight out or having a few days in the big city before you set off, your East Coast road trip begins when you jump in the car. From Melbourne, it’s just a two-hour drive to your first stop at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch. Set directly opposite the foreshore, there’s plenty here to entertain the whole family.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with things to do. Venture out to sample local Gippsland wineries before returning to the park in the afternoon for a game of tennis or basketball and a dip in the indoor swimming pool, then take a walk along the seafront before settling in for the evening.


Aerial view: the coastal town of Inverloch 

Drive the scenic route to Wallaga Lake

Once you’ve ticked all the local sights off your to-do list, it’s time to hit the road again. Whether you choose the inland route or stick to the coast road all the way, it’s a good day’s drive to your next stop at Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake, so make sure you turn the music up, wind the windows down and enjoy the journey by stopping in some of the delightful towns you’ll pass along the way.

There’s so much to see and do around Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake that you’ll want to stay a few days at least. Nestled right on the lakeshore, it’s perfect for a spot of fishing. For more fabulous water views, try the coastal walk and discover some of the scenic gems of the Sapphire Coast; Horse Head Rock and Camel Rock are both right on your doorstep. You don’t have to travel far to discover other local treasures either. Visit whimsical gardens in nearby Tilba, or dive into Bermagui’s spectacular Blue Pool, both just a 10-minute drive from your holiday park.

Camel Rock at Sunset: Bermagui 


Time for one last stop in Lake Conjola

Ingenia Holidays Ocean Lake is such a picturesque spot you may find it hard to leave, but don’t worry we’ll take the sting out it. Just over a 2-hour drive north along the coast another fantastic waterfront holiday park awaits. With a lake on one side and a lagoon on the other, BIG 4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Conjola will not disappoint. With boats and water sports equipment available for hire at reception, it’s the perfect place to spend the day out of the water. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained when you return to shore, allowing you time to relax and enjoy a few last peaceful days before heading on to Sydney.


Aerial View: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Conjola


End your journey in Sydney

A final 3-hour drive brings your East Coast road trip to an end as you arrive in Sydney, where you can make your way home with a head full of memories to last a lifetime and a new appreciation of what’s on offer right here at home.

Are you ready to escape with us? Book your road trip accommodation with us today.