I don't know if y'all can help me with the Great Ocean Road since it's not exactly anywhere near Sydney, but here goes . . . I have a few extra days to kill while I'm in Sydney, and since everyone seems to think 12+ days is more than enough to see everything I'd like to branch out a bit. I want to go by train but I'll only have 3 days and 2 nights, and I know it's about 12 hours from Sydney. I suppose the real question I'm asking is if anyone knows a train that goes from Sydney to the GOR and if so is there a website where I can plan out how to get from Sydney to the train and from the train to the Road and how to get back again. It'll be in the end of December and the beginning of January (specifically Dec. 28-Jan. 9). Are there hostels or backpackers lodgings? I prefer them to hotels. Also on the map the road looks super long, as in more than just a day trip long. How does one go about breaking it up to see just a part in one day? Will I have to go back to where I started to get on the train to take me back to Sydney? This may be a silly question but I would prefer not to take a tour as I like to do things at my own pace, but once I'm on the road how to I go about seeing it? By car seems a bit dangerous what with the driving and the looking out the window thing . . . as always your excellent help is much appreciated!