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Gold Coast to Melbourne for 2 weeks

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Gold Coast to Melbourne for 2 weeks

I'm visiting Australia with my family in late Oct for 2 weeks. We are going to land at Gold coast and going to end our trip at Melbourne. We are a group of 9 people with the youngest being 22 years old and the eldest being 69 years old and we are going to SELF DRIVE. We want to cover all the major cities and tourist attractions within that area so keeping all this in mind we need your help in making an itinerary for our trip. Any help will be really appreciated.

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1. Re: Gold Coast to Melbourne for 2 weeks

you are going to be very busy covering that distance in 3 weeks. maybe google a map of Australia and pick out spots that interest you and go from there.

you could go the coastal route, inland or a bit of both. make sure you go through a reputable company when hiring your car and have good insurance and break down service.

the weather should be perfect when you arrive.

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2. Re: Gold Coast to Melbourne for 2 weeks

Gold Coast to Melbourne in 2 weeks is very ambitious and I fear you would spend all your time driving. I have driven this several times...sometimes just to get to Melbourne and sometimes as a road trip. My preferred coastal drive is from Gold Coast to Sydney and then maybe consider flying from Sydney to Melbourne. It is a really pretty drive too but if I had to choose one coastline to see it would be NSW. I think you will have a much better time by covering less distance. Otherwise you will have lots of one night stays! Given the age of some of your group I think it would be worth reconsidering. Suggested stops between Gold Coast and Sydney are

Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Forster, Port Stephens, Inland to Cessnock (Wine Region) Back to coast and on to Sydney. From Sydney maybe visit Blue Mountains. Spend some time in Sydney then fly to Melbourne. This Itinerary would have you driving 2-5 hours between towns. Hence why I would recommend cutting the distance down.

Hope this helps.

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