Man we've been lazy with getting these up! We took a road trip down south to Melbourne, and then to the Great Ocean Road which is Australia's answer to Highway 1 in Cali. Melbourne was as described, a little grittier and a little more "New York" than Sydney. Cool cobblestone laneways, killer food and coffee, and great shopping. All that being said, we still think we might the right choice in Sydney. (Can't beat those beaches.) The Great Ocean Road is about an hour further south from Melbourne and goes around a cape along the Southern Ocean. You could do it in about 3 hours start to finish, but we took 2 days to explore. There are beautiful little towns, and heaps of things to do. It ends at the Twelve Apostles rock formations that just stand out in the ocean. All in all, a great road trip and definitely something worth doing.