After a fab week on the west coast it was time to start our road trip from Melbourne to Cairns. Having decided to keep cities to a min, we had a very quick scoot round Melbourne taking in the trams, the South Bank and the Lanes before we picked up our hire car and headed west towards the Grampians.
We were booked into the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld for the night on route to the Great Ocean Road and having arrived early evening we walked some of the local trails and caught up with some of the local residents…
The Royal Mail Hotel is known for its famous chef Robin Wickens, and the breakfast was… well.. something else! I’ve not had a breakfast where an amuse bouche was served before a cooked breakfast of just pure delight served on a sour-dough toast… heaven!
It’s a really stunning part of the countryside and not what I had in mind when I think of Australia, so a nice start to our trip east by going west!