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Old 11-13-2012, 06:53 AM
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Default The drive from Melbourne to Canberra?

I would really like to drive from Melbourne to Canberra return soon. This may sound odd but I need to know if it is a reasonably flat drive. I understand most of the drive will be on the Hume but after that? I have a real fear of heights and so avoid driving mountains etc. If someone would kindly advise me of this it would be really appreciated.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:05 AM
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As you said most of the drive is along the Hume H'way. The route does go over/along the Great divide and there are hills, but nothing to be scared of. You would not be driving on the edge of a precipice anywhere along the way..
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:05 AM
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The majority of the drive will be on the Hume Hwy before you get off at National hwy 31. besides hills there are no real mountains in your path it is when you get out the other side of Canberra and are heading down the coast that you need to go over the mountains.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:16 AM
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The last time I drove to Canberra from Vic, I travelled from Hastings & went along the Princess Highway (I think that's the name of the highway we used). Stopped overnight in Cooma.

Have travelled the Hume Highway a few times & find it ever so boring.

Footnote: I just know you wanted to hear all that!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:51 AM
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Direct driving route: 8 hours

Follow the City Link tollway to the western ring road then join the Hume Highway. Near Yass, take the Barton Highway turn off to Canberra. This route is a dual carriage freeway.

Scenic drive routes
Follow the coast road through Genoa, Bairnsdale and Eden to Batemans Bay. Turn onto the Kings Highway and head to Canberra via the historic towns of Braidwood and Bungendore. This route includes single carriage highway.

Take an inland drive through Bendigo, Echuca and Albury-Wodonga. Travel direct to Canberra. Alternately take a scenic detour through the Snowy Mountains and visit Khancoban, Tumut, Jindabyne, Thredbo and Cooma. This route includes single carriage highway.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:48 PM
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Melbourne is the best place for travelling as tourism point to veiw. I love to see a different places all over the world and this is one of my favorite travel destinations. I have been there about few years ago with my few family member during my vocations. Visitors can have visit there and you can see a divers kind of attractions of this beautiful city.
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:25 AM
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Melbourne and Canberra are the best places for travelling and tourists can enjoy some time with buddies. I also explored both of these places during my last journey and came back with a lot of pleasant memories. Here I would like to share here the names of some most fabulous things you can enjoy on these charming places like hiking, walking, trekking, camping, kayaking and photography. I hope my shared information would be useful for you.
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