We are booked into Philip Island for the MotoGP, so for the 3 days that we aren't at the track we will be pottering around PI - so that's the second week sorted and if we run out of stuff to do on PI we aren't too far from Melbourne...we have got to visit The Napier. Love a bit of Jack Irish.
We are picking up a car at Sydney airport and staying at Coogee Sands for the first 2 nights so that we can head into Sydney and Bondi - we would probably be avoiding Bondi on the 19th (travelling all the way from the UK just to bump into Prince Harry & Meghan at Bondi?! arrrgh)
So, 19th - 24th we have a bit of time to drive from Coogee Sands to Melbourne and we'd like to stop along the way. When we had this plan in mind, I had read about the coastal road from syd to mel and how it was a beautiful coastal drive - which sounded great, until I realised that I had actually confused that with the GOR. Having now discovered that the coastal road isn't actually THAT coastal... we would love some advice on how to MAKE it coastal, stopping at some nice spots along the way, take a few nights stopping over - I'd be really grateful for recommendations on where to stop, where to visit, basically where we stray from the road to make it a bit more interesting than just road. Weird and wonderful is always fun, not a huge fan of art galleries unless it is cultural (rather than for arts sake if you know what I mean?). We like a beer, food - we'll try anything, love the sea, not huge on trekking unless it's to get to something awesome. Love picturesque, doesn't have to be action packed, you can't beat a beautiful view. God, we sound like we are lazy, beer swilling heathens :-D Point me in the direction of beautiful scenery! Now carry me there! ha ha
We WERE thinking of going to Tasmania for a few days, but it feels a bit rushed. Open to suggestion - thanks in advance