We picked up our Hyundai Getz from the hire company at around 11 am to find we'd been upgraded to a Mitsubishi 4x4 which might sound good but was far too big really, an automatic, trams with silly road rules, £1500 excess (no matter who fault an incident was), and liked to drink fuel. On the flip side it was really nice to drive and would be good for the 400+ miles we were going to be doing in the next 24 hours.
En route out of the city we must have got lost three times but managed to find our route within an hour. The second problem was when we needed fuel and were unable to find any indication which fuel type it needed (remember we had a £1500 excess riding on this). We were pretty sure it was a petrol but the automatic gearbox made it difficult to be sure. Thankfully Rachael managed to find something in the car manual saying to was a petrol so we were back on our way to the GREAT OCEAN ROAD (typically Australian silly name).
Seeing the sea only briefly for the three hour drive we pitched our tent in preparation for the nights stay and drove on further towards the 12 Apostles rock formation. At times the view was absolutely stunning, and well worth the drive but to be honest for about three quarters of the drive you couldn't see the coast! It was very nice though.
We arrived back at the campsite late and feeling the cold weather, it was going to be a long night without jumpers or a sleeping bag!