We flew to Adelaide on Christmas Day and took some time to pootle home along the coast the following week.
We had sunshine every day, and it was super-hot as we made our way along the Great Ocean Road on New Year's Eve; the wind felt like a furnace blast - it was 39°C, without a cloud in the sky.
We went straight to the surf beach and braved the waves as soon as we reached Apollo Bay! In the evening, a BBQ on a wooden deck overlooking the beach was followed by silly dancing with sparklers under the stars .....
~ a nice gentle way to ring in the New Year!
(click sparklers for image sources)