Me and my dad hit the road and visited stunning picture-perfect locations across Australia on this 12-day road trip.
Day 1: Melbourne to Warrnambool via The Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles
Day 2: Warrnambool to Robe via Tower Hill, Port Fairy, Naracoote Caves, Blue Lake at Mount Gambier
Day 3: Robe to Kangaroo Island via Cape Jervis
Day 4: Flinders Chase National Park: Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks and Hanson Bay
Day 5: Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor
Day 6: Victor Harbor to Wagga Wagga
Day 7: Wagga Wagga to Lithgow (The Blue Mountains)
Day 8: The Blue Mountains tour, Lithgow to Sydney
Day 9: Sydney: I’m free walking tour & Sydney Opera House
Day 10: Sydney Cruise
Day 11: Sydney to Canberra via Coledale, Wollongong, Shell Harbour
Day 12: Canberra to Melbourne
Having not travelled beyond Halls Gap and The Great Ocean Road in my first two years in Melbourne, my post-grad trip across Australia had me excited!
My favourite route
In South Australia, especially driving near Adelaide. Cape Jervis is picture perfect! I have to add, if you’re excited to see The Outback, driving across New South Wales has a charm of its own. The most well-maintained highway we rode on was – undoubtedly – Hume Highway. With plenty of rest stops along the way, it was an easy ride.
The ferry to Kangaroo Island
If you’re not too great on boats, I suggest you find a seat in front of the boat (like I did). Avoid having a heavy meal right before your ride. Also, try to take the ferry during the day. It takes about 45 minutes to cross over to Kangaroo Island. More info about the ferry here.
Make the most of your trip with a good camera and shoes. I’d also recommend taking along head gear like hats and bandanas (and obviously loads of suncreen).
Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.
– Kurt Vonnegut