Melbourne to Sydney One Way Campervan Rental

Planning a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney? Explore Australia in a one-way campervan rental.

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Popular Campervans

Apollo Euro Deluxe 6

Apollo

Euro Deluxe 6

6 adults

Toilet

Shower

Automatic

Spaceships Alpha 2-Berth

Spaceships

Alpha 2-Berth

2 adults

Automatic

Hippie 2-Berth Hitop

Hippie

2-Berth Hitop

2 adults

Manual

Cruisin 4-Berth HiTop

Cruisin

4-Berth HiTop

4 adults

Automatic

Jucy Condo

Jucy

Condo

4 adults

Portable toilet only

Automatic

Mighty 2-Berth Highball

Mighty

2-Berth Highball

2 adults

Manual

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Melbourne to Sydney One Way Itinerary

This road trip is approximately 1,600 km and connects Victoria’s capital Melbourne with the capital of NSW, Sydney.

Part 1: Melbourne

Part 2: Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula

Part 3: Mornington Peninsula to Wilsons Promontory

Part 4: Wilsons Promontory to Ninety Mile Beach

Part 5: Ninety Mile Beach to Mallacoota

Part 6: Mallacoota to Canberra

Part 7: Canberra to Sydney

Part 1: Melbourne

Things to see:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • National Gallery of Victoria

Part 2: Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula

Distance: 75-100 km

Estimated driving time: 1-1.5h

Popular attractions:

  • Phillip Island
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • French Island
  • Mornington Peninsula National Park

Part 3: Mornington Peninsula to Wilsons Promontory

Part 3: Mornington Peninsula to Wilsons Promontory

Distance: 180-200 km

Estimated driving time: 2.5-3h

Attractions along the way:

  • Squeaky Beach
  • Mount Oberon
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park

Part 4: Wilsons Promontory to Ninety Mile Beach

Distance: 200-250 km

Estimated driving time: 3-3.5h

Attractions along the way:

  • Lake Wellington
  • Ninety Mile Beach

Part 5: Ninety Mile Beach to Mallacoota

Distance: 330-350 km

Estimated driving time: 4-4.5h

Popular attractions:

  • World War 2 Bunker Museum
  • Croajingolong National Park
  • Gabo Island

Part 6: Mallacoota to Canberra

Distance: 350 km

Estimated driving time: 4-4.5h

Popular attractions:

  • Australian War Memorial
  • National Museum of Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Parliament House

Part 7: Canberra to Sydney

Distance: 280-300 km

Estimated driving time: 3-3.5h

Nearby attractions:

  • Bondi Beach
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

Popular Attractions Along the Way

National Gallery of Victoria

Australia’s oldest and most visited art museum has its roots in the 1850’s independence of Victoria from New South Wales, in combination with the booming Victorian gold rush of the early 1850s. Upon becoming the richest colony at the time, the citizens of Melbourne began a movement in the late 1850s to establish a public art gallery.

Officially opened in 1861, today’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is housed within two buildings, a short walk apart, and boasts over 70,000 works, including European and international paintings, Asian and Pacific art, Mesoamerican art, Greek and Egyptian artefacts.

Phillip Island

Situated off the southern coast of Australia is Phillip Island, famous for its penguin parade. Every day at sunset, observers gather to watch the little penguins coming ashore. The island is also home to fur seals and other wildlife, making it a great stop on your road trip through the Victoria area.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Located southeast of Melbourne, Victoria, Wilsons Promontory National Park is the southernmost point of mainland Australia. Here, you’ll find kangaroos, wombats and other wildlife. The park is a great place to see beaches, granite mountains and other natural scenery, so it’s a perfect stop while you’re on your road trip around the Melbourne area.

Sydney Harbour Cruise

A view of the famous Opera House, iconic Harbour Bridge, and majestic Sydney skyline is often the highlight of a stay in Sydney, and seeing the unique perspective from the water truly shows off the city’s charm. Several long-time cruise operators offer sailings of varying lengths: short narrated sightseeing trips, brunch and dinner cruises, and whale watching excursions.

Southbank

A former industrial area, half a mile south of the CBD, trendy Southbank was transformed through urban renewal in the 1990’s, to become a collection of high rise residential towers and offices. Today, the district serves as the city’s main business centre, as well as a shopping and entertainment destination.

Included within is the Melbourne Arts Centre (formerly, the Victoria Arts Centre), a complex of performing arts venues, much of which is built underground. Southbank is also home to the 297-metre Eureka Tower, Melbourne’s tallest building and the world’s tallest residential tower at the time of construction.

Today, the building can still claim the most floors available for residential occupancy, and its 285-metre observation deck on the 88th floor is the country’s highest viewing platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any one-way rental fees?

Can I travel in the opposite direction - from Sydney to Melbourne?

Are there any one-way rental fees?

Campervan rental companies may charge a one-way rental fee. If there is such a fee we will include it in the rental price listed in our comparison tool.

Can I travel in the opposite direction - from Sydney to Melbourne?

Yes - simply use the search tool at the top of this page to check availability.

Note: policies vary from supplier to supplier. Always check the T&Cs for your rental.