The scope of this portion of the trip evolved greatly over the course of planning for the trip. At first, it was nothing…maybe a day trip on the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne. Then it was drive the Great Ocean Road in a day to Adelaide and do day trips from there to Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley. It didn’t take me too long to figure out that was a horrible idea.
The final itinerary ended up at 7 nights, and I’m glad it did. This was one of my favorite portions of the trip (especially South Australia). Alyce really liked it too, though it may have lost a point or two in her book for being more rustic.
The Great Ocean Road (“GOR”) is a 150 mile coastal highway commissioned by Australia to put soldiers returning from World War I to work. It is also the world’s largest war memorial, being dedicated to soldiers that passed in WWI.