Today we braced ourselves for the longest stretch drive we would take. The distance from Melbourne to Sydney was about 850 km. This meant a 8-9 hour drive without break at a speed of 100 km an hour.
We managed to reach Sydney before 7 pm. Lodging was at Marco Polo Motorlodge at Summer Hill, which I had phoned in to book a family room in the afternoon after having greater clarity of our pace. (180).
With better planning this time round, we drove down to visit the world acclaimed Opera House, had our dinner at Hokkaido, a nearby Japanese restaurant and walked around the vincity. We also strolled around The Rocks to soak in the vibrancy of Sydney.