I really need your suggestions as I've read heaps of trip reports and plans, here are some options I've come up with!
Option 1: late afternoon (business in the morning) on the 23/04 hire a car and drive from Mel to Lorne. O/N in Lorne. What would we miss driving in the evening?
24/04 drive from Lorne to Wanambool with all the usual stops, apollo bay, cape ottaway, 12 apostles, london bridge, etc. O/N in Wanambool
After penguins we have to drive back to Mel to catch and early am transfer to Sydney on the 26th
OPTION 2: 24/04 Leave early from Mel to Warnambool with all stops in between
25/04 Wanambool back to Queenscliff, catch ferry to sorrento and then up to PI again leave after penguins to catch early flight to syd
OPTION 3: drive down to PI late afternoon on the 23rd (I am only worried that we may miss the penguins depending on what time we get away from business. What time is sunset in April?) o/n in Newhaven.
24/04 Leave Newhaven take ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Queens to Warnambool with all coastal stops. o/n in warn
25/04 Warn back to Mel catch late transfer to sydney
So, I'm eager for any and all suggestions, even if you think I'm nuts and have a better plan that would be sooo helpful! Thank you thank you to all for taking time to answer my inquiry.