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Road tripping Australia! Sapphire Coast NSW – Top places to stop and visit

Updated: Nov 6, 2022

The Sapphire Coast is located on the far South of New South Wales, and in our opinion is one of the most underrated areas in Australia! The Sapphire coast is peppered with pristine beaches, national parks and charming seaside towns. If you’re planning a road trip in NSW, then look no further because the Sapphire Coast should be added to your list.

Spending five weeks exploring this region still doesn’t seem to be enough. There are so many stops and activities we could include in this itinerary; we have picked our top 6 stops to help you plan an awesome road trip on the South East coast.

Road tripping in a campervan on the Sapphire Coast, NSW Australia

Where is the Sapphire Coast?

The Sapphire coast is half-way between Sydney and Melbourne and begins around Tilba Tilba, and runs right down to the Victorian border near to the Green Cape Lighthouse. It is around a 3-hour drive from Canberra, and a 6-hour drive from Sydney.

Before we get in to the best places to visit on the Sapphire Coast, if you haven’t already checked out our Budget tips for your next road trip we recommend starting here. We run through a number of suggestions and recommendations based on how we road trip including the route, must have phone apps, and planning financially for the unexpected.

This trip was made possible by using the new American Express feature Plan It™ Instalments.

Plan It allows you to pay off your Credit Card balance across a period that works for you, with zero percent interest, and a fixed monthly fee. It has meant that we have been able to spread out our road trip expenses across a three-month period, but there are also six, nine or twelve month plans available.

You can find more information here if you think this might help you plan your next adventure.

Sapphire Coast Stops