The largest privately owned car collection in Australia is just an hour's drive from Sydney
Blink and you might have missed the news that in mid-2016, the largest privately owned collection of cars and motorbikes in the country opened in Gosford, NSW. It's ranked within the top five car museums in the world – and it's just over an hour's drive from Sydney. Summer road trip, anyone?
If you're already a motoring enthusiast, then you'll need no convincing here. But for everyone else, this museum is well worth the visit. Classic-lovers will relish the chance to get up close to masterpieces from decades past; and history buffs will get the chance to see cars from all corners of the world, including the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. What's more, there are a number of muscle machines and supercars on display – not to mention an assortment of military vehicles. Highlights include classic Ferraris, Bentleys, Volkswagen Beetles and the beautiful Alvis TB14 Roadster (pictured). All up, the collection is worth approximately a cool $70 million.
The space spans 11,000 square metres; enough room for the 450+ cars and motorcycles on display. New vehicles are constantly being found and added to the collection, so there is always something new to see.
Hungry? Head to the 1964 Airstream kitchen for '50s-style snacks; and don't forget to save time for the memorabilia store on your way out.
|Venue name:||Gosford Classic Car Museum|
3-31 Stockyard Place
|Opening hours:||Wed-Sun 9am-5pm (except public holidays)|