Driving to Queanbeyan

The road to Queanbeyan is easy with plenty of places to rest, visit, refuel, and rejuvenate along the way.

Queanbeyan is located on the border of the Australian Capital Territory making it an easy drive from Sydney, the beautiful Eurobodalla Coast and the majestic Snowy Mountains.

From Sydney: 3.5 hours

Exit Sydney on the M5 Motorway that connects to Hume Highway 31, just after Goulburn follow the signs to get onto the Federal Highway. Make another turn onto Sutton Road just before arriving in Canberra itself.

Scenic Drive routes

Take the Princes Highway coastal route into Batemans Bay and connect up with the Kings Highway, heading towards Canberra by passing through the historic towns of Bungendore and Braidwood.

Get on the F5 Freeway and take the Mittagong exit to follow the Old Hume Highway throughout the country towns of Moss Vale, Mittagong, Sutton Forest, and Bowral. Get back onto the F5 Freeway and continue towards Canberra and Goulburn.

From Melbourne: 8 hours

Start out on the City Link Tollway until you reach the western ring road and jump onto Hume Highway. Once you reach Yass take the Barton Highway towards Canberra.

Scenic Drive routes:

Follow coastal road Princes Highway through Bairnsdale, Genoa, Batemans Bay, and Eden and then turn onto Kings Highway and head towards Canberra via stops in the historic towns of Bungendore and Braidwood.

Head inland and drive through Echuca, Bendigo, and Albury-Wodonga and then travel directly towards Canberra. If you have more time, take a detour across the Snowy Mountains and visit the  townships of Tumut, Cooma, Jindabyne and Thredbo.

From Adelaide: 14 hours

Merge onto the South Eastern freeway towards the Sturt and Mallee Highway and just before Yass take the Barton Highway turn to head towards Canberra.

Scenic Drive Routes:

Stop in the Murray River area and visit Mildura, Echuca, Swan Hill, and Albury-Wodonga and then head towards Canberra or detour again to see the Snowy Mountains.

Take the Princes Highway coastal route to reach Mt. Gambier and the Murray Bridge and travel across the Great Ocean Road towards Melbourne and then take the inland or coastal route to Canberra.

From Brisbane: 16 hours

Head south on the Pacific Highway towards Sydney and then merge onto the Hume Highway towards Goulburn until you reach the Federal Highway and head towards Canberra. 

Scenic Drive Routes:

Travel the Pacific coast towards Syndey and take the costal route to Batemans Bay towards Canberra or head inland on the Southern Highlands that will take you through Goulburn.

Take the inland route via Tamworth, Tenterfield, and Muswellbrook and turn off at Dubbo taking a detour to Canberra by passing through Cowra, Bathurst, and Yass.

From the Snowy Mountains: 2.5 hours

Follow Kosciuszko Road until you reach Coma and then take the Monaro Highway into Canberra.

From the South Coast: 2.5 hours

Jump onto the Kings Highway into Queanbeyan and then continue towards Canberra.

Download Canberra/Queanbeyan driving map

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