Duration: 2 days/1 night

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

Looking for a fun way to travel between Melbourne and Sydney? Join this lively 2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour, via the High Country and Canberra. You’ll journey into the Victorian Alps, along the Murray River and through a host of friendly country towns, including Kinglake, historic Beechworth and Wagga Wagga. Enjoy an overnight farm-stay and a tour of Parliament House in the nation’s capital. Your final stop is the stunning Harbour City.


☆ Experience the stunning scenery of the Victorian Alps and the Great Dividing Range

☆ Explore the scenic town of Kinglake and visit Bonnie Doon (made famous by The Castle)

☆ Visit a wildlife rescue project

☆ Spend the night in authentic farm-stay accommodation and enjoy a hearty meal with your hosts

☆ Explore the attractions of Canberra, and take a tour of Parliament House

☆ Maximum group size: 21.


☆ Guided group tour with commentary

☆ Comfortable air-conditioned transport

☆ Selected CBD hotel/hostel pick-up

☆ Friendly and knowledgeable guide

☆ Budget farm-stay accommodation (choice of shared dorm or twin room)

☆ Meals (1 x dinner and 1 x breakfast)

☆ National park entry fees

☆ Tour of Canberra and Parliament House.

What you can expect

This 2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour (via the High Country and Canberra) offers a fun, friendly and cost-effective way to travel from Melbourne to Sydney, and gives you the opportunity to explore the diverse landscapes of Victoria and southern New South Wales, including the stunning Victorian Alps. You’ll enjoy a night in authentic Aussie farm-stay accommodation, including dinner.

The itinerary is as follows:

Day 1 (D)

It’s an early start on this 2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour, as you leave the CBD and head northeast towards the picturesque Victorian Alps. You’ll visit the gorgeous mountain town of Kinglake, and ‘feel the serenity’ of Bonnie Doon (made famous by the Aussie hit movie The Castle).

Next stop is Mansfield, in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, where you’ll learn about bushranger Ned Kelly, visit a wildlife rescue project and take in magnificent views from Powers Lookout.

Then it’s on to the historic town of Beechworth. Enjoy a free tour of Beechworth Honey, or taste the liquid wares at Bridge Road Brewers. This is also a great spot to grab some lunch (own expense).

The day ends in Yerong Creek, where you’ll experience life on a working farm and have dinner with your host family.

Day 2 (B)

The tour sets off bright and early towards Wagga Wagga. You’ll make a refreshment stop at Gundagai, then head on to fabulous Canberra. You’ll visit some of the capital’s top attractions (including the renowned National Gallery), and take a tour of Parliament House.

The final stop on this amazing journey is Sydney. You’ll arrive in the Harbour City at around 7.30pm.

This 2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour offers a fantastic alternative to simply flying between the two cities. You’ll see a part of Australia rich in history and folklore, make new friends, and explore some of the country’s most diverse and beautiful landscapes.

Pricing, dates and bookings

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour via the High Country and Canberra
Runs: Friday
Departs at: 7am
Departs from: Selected CBD and St Kilda hotels, and 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Please make your booking below. Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address.

2 Day Melbourne to Sydney Tour
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Important information

Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

Your booking may initially show as ‘on request’ if minimum numbers have not been met. We should be able to confirm the booking within 48 hours. If the tour does not proceed, you will be offered an alternative or given a full refund.

This tour departs Fridays at 7.15am from 570 Flinders St, Melbourne. Pick-up can be arranged from selected CBD hotels and hostels. The tour arrives in Sydney on Saturday at 7.30pm (approx.).

The minimum age for participants on this tour is 4 years. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The tour includes budget farm-stay accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. You may be sharing a room with up to three other guests. It is possible to upgrade to twin-share accommodation or a single room. Please follow the prompts when making your booking. Bed linen is provided in all room-types.

Meals at the farm-stay consist of hearty country-style fare. Some special dietary needs can be catered for. Please advise us of your requirements when you book.

Participants should bring swimwear, walking shoes, a towel and appropriate clothing for the season.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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