Canberra's Capital, Coast & Country Self Drive

See Canberra’s surrounding regions with a self-drive touring route that takes in dramatic coastlines, charming historic townships, unspoiled national parks, world-class attractions that house the stories of Australia and frequent gourmet food and wine stops along the way.

Create your own Free and Easy self drive of Canberra and the surrounding regions by [booking your flights](, [hotels]( and [rental car]( online with our itinerary guide. With 5 night self drives from only $980 per person, based on 2 adults travelling together, you can get our [best deal on your trip to Australia](

Key Self Drive Facts
Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights • States covered: Australia Capital Territory and New South Wales • Flight Gateway: Sydney • Highlights: Iconic national attractions, gourmet food and wine experiences, stunning coastlines

Day 1. Sydney to Canberra

Distance: 289 km
Approximate travel time: 3.5 hrs

Depart Sydney and head towards the Southern Highlands. Stop at Bowral before taking in the magnificent sight of Fitzroy Falls, or take a side trip to picturesque Kangaroo Valley, before making your way towards Montrose Berry Farm to handpick berries - a seasonal activity, so check in before you visit!

Day 2 - Canberra

Start your morning drifting over Canberra in a hot air balloon. Uncover the stories of Australia at one of the many iconic galleries and museums.

Explore Lake Burley Griffin – it’s ideal for cycling or walking around. For a bit of fun join a Segway tour. Afterwards head to the Braddon foodie precinct for a bite to eat – there’s everything from food vans to cafes, restaurants, bars and a craft brewery.

Day 3 - Canberra and Poacher's Way

Distance: 39 km
Approximate travel time: 35 mins

Explore the Poacher’s Way and experience the region’s award-winning wineries and fresh local produce. Stop at Poachers Pantry, a traditional country smokehouse, enjoy a gourmet lunch at Flint in the Vines, or tempt your taste buds at Robyn Rowe Chocolates, before sampling a top drop at Clonakilla or Helm wineries.

Day 4 - Canberra to Jervis Bay

Distance: 159 km
Approximate travel time: 3.5 hrs

Journey towards historic Bungendore, home of the Woodworks Gallery. Tempt your taste buds at Lark Hill Winery or Les Tres Bon for unique French dining. Continue towards historic Braidwood and sample fresh cheeses at the Old Cheese Factory. Drop in at Sully’s Cider House for traditional handcrafted cider.

Day 5 - Jervis Bay to Wollongong to Sydney

Distance: 186 km
Approximate travel time: 2.5 hrs

Start the day with a cruise around and out of Jervis Bay. During whale season (May- Nov) spot the migrating mammals – if you are lucky you might even see one breach the water. Seals and dolphins can be spotted year round and the spectacular beaches are
enjoyable all year too. With cruises mainly running from 9am to 11am you can arrive in port and still be in Wollongong in time to enjoy fish and chips for lunch on one of the nearby beach pullovers.

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