I’m after some advice on which is our best route to take back to Melbourne from travelling the Great Ocean Road.
We’re staying overnight in Port Campbell before returning to East Coast Rentals beside the airport to drop the hire car off. The car has to be back for 7pm at the very latest but I’d prefer to be back earlier than that so we can then get to our hotel in Melbourne to dump our luggage before going off and visit the Eureka Skydeck.
Using Google maps, it’s a 3 hour drive to Queenscliff, an hour for the ferry (assuming we get the noon ferry) and then 2 hours by motorway through the Mornington Peninsular. To me it kind of defeats the purpose taking that route (or is it scenic enough?) I feel, so taking a more costal route seems to peg the journey at a minimum of 3 hours. This is all without stops too. Another thing that has me concerned too is that when you read the T&C for the hire car rental, while we can use the ferry, all insurances are voided! Am I just worrying unnecessarily?
Is it worth going this Mornington Peninsular route or should we just head directly back towards Geelong/Melbourne? If it’s the later, is there anywhere someone would suggest stopping on that route to break the journey up a bit.