I was originally going to stay around Sydney but my friends I was meeting up with thought it would be cool to add this Australia highlight to our trip there, and even though these things turn out quite pricey it's sort of a once in a lifetime and once you've made the looong journey there, you might as well see as much as you can.
The whole trip was a great experience, as road tripping with friends is like a bucket list thing to me and then doing it on the Great Ocean Road, with this breathtaking scenery, it doesn't get much better. Just driving through this incredibly beautiful landscape, good music, catching up with friends you haven't seen in a long time, stopping wherever you want, literally, we hadn't even booked a hostel for the night :D
Oh and happy 4th of July !:)