Hi, I am driving with family - wife and 8 month old child. Provisional itinerary is start on 23 July from Adelaide and reach Melbourne on 24 afternoon with a stop for the night some place; return - start on 26 morn and reach Adelaide on 28 eve.
I cant afford to take my time on the onward journey, hence I feel the direct route through Nhill will be the way to go; but while returning, I would like to take the scenic route via the Great Ocean Road.
The input I seek is in regard to the following
1. Suggestions for a safe place to stay overnight during the onward journey.
2. Got work at Prahran in Melbourne, any ideas regarding places to stay nearby
3. Best way to utilise the time during the return trip
4. Suggestions regarding places to stay during the return trip.
I wasnt born with a silver spoon, neither was one thrust into my mouth; hence budget per night would be around 100 dollars if possible. Lesser would be great, but more would be accepted with a sigh.