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> Sydney to Adelaide (14 days), Itinerary Help!!
post Sep 8 2009, 06:25 AM
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Hi everyone,

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I'm hiring a campavan to travel from Sydney to Adelaide via The Great Ocean Road as of the 2nd January '10 for 14 days. Due to us travelling during peak season, I have been advised that we should compile an itinerary so that we may book campsites etc.

I'm looking for any advice you guys can offer on the best places to see, things to do, maybe a rough itinerary between the 2 destinations, good campsites? Would like to see the Grampains, Apostles etc. along the way.

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post Sep 8 2009, 08:24 AM
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Hey, I hired a campervan when I was there and drove from Sydney to Alice Springs, then to Adelaide and down the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne in 18 days... so I would say you've given yourself plenty of time with 14 days! Unfortunately I can't help you with campsites - we just parked in public places, usually by beaches, or free rest areas, which would save you a bit of money and save organising campsites for every night if you don't mind doing it.

Anyway, from Sydney I'd recommend a drive to the Blue Mountains/Jenolan Caves, west of Sydney, provided you haven't already covered that off whilst staying in Sydney. Then down the NSW coast south of Sydney there are some really nice beaches, at Jervis Bay in particular, which are definitely worth visiting if you like that sort of thing.

The Great Ocean Road itself doesn't really take that long to drive - you can do it in a day, so I wouldn't allocate too much time to that in your planning. Inland we visited a few interesting places... apparently it is the third most volcanic region in the world - volcanic craters at Mount Gambier and Mount Eccles, and caves at Naracoote.

If you end up with any time to go north of Adelaide then the Flinders Ranges are well worth seeing, and this would probably be quite different to alot of the other scenery you'd pass on your trip. Also they run alot of wine-tasting tours around Adelaide which are definitely worth the experience if you like wine (and can get someone else to drive for that bit!)

Basically there's alot out there - I would be inclined to leave a bit of flexibility in your schedule if you can and just go with the flow abit. I'm pretty sure you'll love it though!

Good luck, hope some of this helps! smile.gif
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post Sep 17 2009, 04:04 AM
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I'm actually going to do something similar around the same time smile.gif

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