My wife had wanted to drive along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria for some time and October school holidays seemed like the best time of year – not too hot and not too cold.
For me, it was a bit of trip down memory lane because when I was 18 years old, I cycled along the Great Ocean Road and toured around Victoria. This time however, we decided to do it with comfort in mind – in a motorhome – and we found some beautiful camping spots along the way.
We flew from the Gold Coast to Adelaide, checked into our Air BnB and the next day enjoyed a fun mountain bike tour from Mount Lofty all way back to the city, which took around four hours. This was a highlight of the trip for our boys, Corey and Mitchell.
The following day we drove to Penneshaw and caught the ferry to Kangaroo Island. KI as it is known, is a very remote island with lots of farming, wildlife and natural scenery.
After spending 3 nights at KI we returned to Adelaide. Leaving the city again, we drove into the hills to Hahndorf, the famous German village, where we enjoyed a hearty dinner.
Two days later we called in to visit friends at Lucindale, South Australia, who have a large cattle property and we were surprised how green the grass was compared to drought areas further north and inland.
After a couple of days of riding motorbikes and checking cattle, we continued our journey to the Great Ocean Road. One night we drove around looking for somewhere to camp and followed a dirt road down to a place called Childers Cove. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen! We spent most of the morning there playing on the beach, surrounded by limestone cliffs and clear blue water.
I’m sure you’ve heard how spectacular the Great Ocean Road is, so I won’t repeat it. It was interesting seeing how far I rode my push bike when I was young and fit. Back then I was just seeking adventure.
Our journey ended in Melbourne, where we returned the motorhome and flew back to the Gold Coast. Our family road trip took 10 days and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The real estate business can sometimes be 24/7 but life’s too short to work all the time.