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19 Jan

Driving the Capital, Coast and Country touring route from Sydney with a car rental byHertz AU

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From Sydney, embark on a journey to the capital, Canberra, and through the southern highlands. With your Sydney Airport car rental, you will be free to take in the grand coastline, native wildlife, cultural attractions, national parks and soak up the food and wine experiences this route has to offer.

Sydney to Canberra – 290 km

From Sydney, you will head southwest toward the highlands. At Bowral, home of the springtime tulip festival, you can stop in at the International Cricket Hall of Fame and Bradman Museum of Cricket. Carry on to Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park, or take a side trip to Kangaroo Valley. At Goulburn you will find the oldest brewery in the country, and further along, olive groves and award winning wineries, before reaching Canberra, the capital of Australia.


At Canberra check out attractions such as the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia, and Parliament House.

Canberra to Bateman’s Bay – 150 km

From Canberra take the Kings Highway, stopping perhaps at Bungedore for a dose of arts, crafts, and design, or Braidwood, with beautiful historic architecture and antiques.


At Bateman’s Bay, there is a string of lovely beaches and coves along Beach Rd. Fishing, diving, snorkelling and boating in the marine park can’t be missed. For riders there is also the Bateman’s Bay cycle way. Cruise the Clyde River and taste some of the best oysters around.

Bateman’s Bay to Jervis Bay – 125 km

Take the Princes highway to River Road, and at Shallow Crossing try jam made onsite at the berry farm. Carry on to Ulladulla – this seaside town makes a great jumping off point to explore Morton National Park, Lake Conjola and Lake Burrill, which are all nearby.


At Jervis Bay, you’ll find unbelievably white sand at Hyams Beach, and fishing, stand up paddle boarding, and whale watching opportunities galore. The main town is Huskisson, where the whale and dolphin cruises depart from. Adjoining Booderee National Park is an untouched marine playground. Follow the walking trail from Wreck Bay to St Georges Head to see the best of cliff, forest and beach landscapes.


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