It has almost been a month, three weeks exactly, since I embarked on my first real road trip, and what better way to do it than in Australia. We packed our bags just after Christmas in Brisbane, and set off to Sydney, to Melbourne and then to The Great Ocean Road, before travelling back to Brisbane on Sunday morning, stopping off at locations we missed on the way down.
“Breathtaking” is the perfect adjective to describe my thoughts throughout my time travelling up The Great Ocean Road. Every corner we turned, every hill we climbed and the fresh air in our faces, we felt incredibly humbled to be where we were. It was exactly what I was expecting but better, and has thus far been one of the biggest highlights of Australia.
I love long drives. Growing up I used to mither my dad to take me on an afternoon drive every Sunday, and still now I love it just as much. However, drives in Australia are very different, in more ways then one. Not only is the scenery slightly better than the grey skies that cover Greater Manchester, to get from A to B takes hoursssss. A few months ago, before we even came to Australia, we booked a hotel in Sydney to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks and took this trip as an opportunity to travel to Melbourne, too.