Planning to do a road trip starting and ending in Melbourne (coming from Tas on the ferry).
Looking for some thoughts on where to go and what to do and see along the way. All suggestions welcome.
Starting and ending in Melbourne is a must.
No interest in spending time in Sydney or Melbourne other than to get on and off the boat in Melbourne (been to both many times). Might travel via Adelaide but won't spend any real time there unless it's just a convenient place to stop overnight (been there many times).
So literally anywhere other than those three cities basically.
Prefer to stay overnight in hotels (room at the local pub is fine, doesn't need to be fancy) but camping out overnight is an option if that's the best thing to do and there's no hotel nearby.
Planning to travel in a normal car not a motor home etc.
Currently thinking of a clockwise route (or should we go in the opposite direction?) that goes via (listing only a few places here to show the basic route) Melbourne > Great Ocean Rd > Adelaide > Port Augusta > Broken Hill (have a reason for going via there) > wherever in NSW / ACT / Vic and ultimately ending back in Melbourne.
That's a lot of traveling obviously. This trip is going to take quite a while – thinking of at least a month.
Might change that basic plan if there's something better to see or do elsewhere but that's the thought at this stage.
So where to go, what to do and what to see along the way?
Interested in natural scenery, historic sites and ruins etc, anything natural or man-made of significance, landmarks, towns worth seeing, things to do rather than just looking at, etc.
Not at all interested in wine / food in the context of travel so won't be visiting any wineries etc. Not into taking photos of churches etc either.
Basic aim is to get out and have a look around, there being no specific destination or "point" of it as such.
So I'm basically looking for a list of things worth seeing in Vic / SA / NSW (and possibly ACT if we come back via there) that isn't in Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney.
Any suggestions on what to do or what to avoid?