We arrived in Melbourne around 6am after a night flight from Darwin. We were knackered so we hired a car in a very sleepy daze.
Naturally we drove straight to MacDonalds to stock up on carbs and napped in the car park. You can take the couple out of Newport …
Power nap ✔️
Next stop Halls Gap.
By the time we arrived twilight was setting in, we found ourselves a cosy cabin at Neds Beds where we cooked up for the first time in what felt like forever. We were in bed by 8pm – yep we are pretty rock and roll.
Day 2: The next morning we climbed the Pinnacle which was ten times more beautiful than I could have imagined. The Grampians make one hell of a backdrop.
Nearly got rid of him.
Day 3: We arrived in Adelaide and picnic’d on the riverside with a very friendly Pelican.
Adelaide University is pretty impressive, we wandered around the grounds with a cappuccino reminiscing about our uni days.
Day 4: En Route to Robe when we stumbled upon this pretty spectacular pink salt lake.
Luke just doing his thing.
Robe is a super quaint coastal town, somewhere you can easily imagine retiring to. The lawns are mowed just so and there are cafes and book shops overlooking the water where you can enjoy your morning coffee. This was our first stay in an Aussie pub.
Day 5: We decided to head to Coonawarra via The Blue Lake. As you can see it’s appropriately named.
Coonawarra is a beautiful wine region so we decided to head to the oldest vineyard in town; Wynns.
After tasting pretty much the entire menu, we chose our favourites to have with some scrummy cheese and biscuits in amongst the vines; my idea of a perfect afternoon.
Me trying to look like I know what I’m doing.
And after one too many.
Day 6: We have reached the Great Ocean Road where the sea is vividly blue and the cliffs are rugged and tanned, like the men.
I found the 12 Apostles a massive anti climax. For starters there’s only five.
I much preferred London Bridge. Which fell down not too long ago.
Just before sun down we came across Joanna beach, which is one of our favourite spots so far. It’s so tranquil and the surf is superb.
Tonight we felt like splashing out so treated ourself to this little beauty.
Day 7: Our last day of road tripping; we visited the famous Bells beach and spent the afternoon rummaging through rip curl and quicksilver outlets.
I’ve had the best week with this loveable loon, can’t wait for our next road trip.