Hi guys - looking for some advice. I'm in Australia in late March next year but I don't have much time there. Am planning to see Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney but rather than just flaying between cities I 'd like to see some of the country. I was thinking the best way to make use of my time would be to drive from Adelaide to Melbourne by the Great Ocean Road.
My intention would be to do this over two days - perhaps Adelaide to Warnambool/Port Campbell on the first day and then onto Melbourne on the second. I'm aware this won't give me a lot of time to see the sights off the Great Ocean Road but I'd be happy just to enjoy the drive and make what stops I can along the way.
My question is, is this itinerary possible/sensible? From what I understand the good scenery doesn't really start until Warnambool - is the first part of the drive from Adelaide worth it for someone tight on time?
My alternative is to fly to Melbourne and take a day trip drive out to perhaps Apollo Bay/Otway and then back. Although I'd love to see the 12 Apostles and I don't know if it's possible to get that far and back to Melbourne in a day.
Any advice would be most appreciated. For info I'm 29 and an experienced driver - have spent long hours behind the wheel on driving holidays around Scotland (single track and remote roads) and the UK before so an 8hour+ drive doesn't faze me - as long as the scenery is good!