These forums have helped me so much in the past and hopefully it can again!
I want to do the GOR and have 4 nights - unfortunately smack bang in the middle of schoolies - friggin work giving me crap holiday times again! Where should my girlfriend and I spend them? I don't want to get caught in a crush of idiot schoolies participants. We are in our 30's and looking for romantic/beautiful places to stay with ocean views being a bonus. We love to eat out so places with great restaurants nearby (within 20 min drive) for lunch/dinner would be great. 12 Apostles and the zip lining are the only must do's we have so far.
Here are our possible options, would love some feedback suggestions!
Wed night - Lorne or Apollo bay
Thurs night - Lorne or AB
Fri Night - Port Campbell
Sat night - PC or Warnambool or Mornington Peninsula area
We don't have to be back until late Sunday afternoon so I am considering coming back from PC on Sat via inland roads but then taking the ferrie from Queenscliffe to sorrento and staying somewhere around there for the night as Sat night accom is pretty expensive on GOR and this would give us another place to visit and be close to Melbourne for return on Sunday...
I am also considering a hire car for the GOR. I am torn between a BMW Z4 convertible (2003 model) or a Porsche Cayman (non-convertible, 2008 model) for an extra $100 per day. I figure the GOR will be better in a nice car so worked it into the budget (got an excellent deal).
Adam and Sara.Edited: 2:37 am, October 26, 2012