I am doing a rental relocation in March to go from Melbourne to Sydney. I have a few days to get there and I was wondering if anyone had ideas on things to see and places to go? Is the dog on the tucker box as disappointing as I have heard?
We actually did the Road Trip last week and decided to take the long way there both to Melbourne and back. We had been told that the inland hume highway route is quite boring so we decided to take the senic route via the Princes Highway. (So, I cant comment on the Dog on Tucker Box, which I think is in Gundagai on the faster hume highway route)
The Princes Highway route though is stunning. I would recommend that you dont do it in one single stretch but break for atleast one night if not more. On the way to Melbourne we stopped at halfway at Eden in NSW. It was stunning, Eden is a bit off the beaten tourist track, most people stop in Merimbulla (big, touristy) as a result Eden is a quiet little outpost. They have a Killer Whale Museum there - The museum is ok - the story of the whales though is quite impressive and Ill leave it for you to find out.
Watchout for the old dude on the typewriter and the morse code thingee - he is real - I thought it he was some sort of mechanical device.
On the way back, we stopped at lakes entrance and batemans bay on the way in to sydney, both stunning.
Just a word on warning 1000 odd kms is a lot of driving make sure you take lots of breaks and stick to the speed limit as there are speed traps all along the way.
We did all our booking through www.wotif.com and got great deals. about 10 years ago
There are some stunning places to stay between Melbourne to Sydney - particularly if you are taking the (longer) coastal route and want to stay off the beaten track. If you are doing it on a budget and don't mind camping, my personal favourites are Cape Conran Cabins (http://www.conran.net.au/) - on the Victorian side, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Murramarang National Park (Depot Beach cabins and campsites are great - particularly if you enjoy camping with kangaroos!) and my all-time favourite Booderee National Park in Jervis Bay. The sand is the whitest and squeakiest in the world... really! about 10 years ago
The dog on the tuckerbox rules! Ha ha ha... Yes it is quite crappy but funny. If your swinging by Gundagai though go into town instead of detouring. I dont know if it still exists but there is a place called the Niagra cafe in Gundagai. Its seriously a cafe straight out of the 50's, not that its trying to be that way, it just hasnt been upgraded since then. After the dog on the tuckerbox and a "coffee with milk" from the Niagra cafe you wont be able to handle Sydney. about 10 years ago
Well, the dog on the tucker box is just that - a dog on a tucker box. Go there if you're in the area, but don't come with any grand expectations because they'll be met with nothing more than a metallic life-sized dog on a tucker box, as advertised :)
I'll have to check out that Niagra cafe sometime - sounds interesting. about 10 years ago