Long time lurker here.
Our flight arrives around 6:30am late July.
By the time we get through immigration and customs and pick up our car we assume it will be 8:30am.
Google maps estimates the trip to Kiama and our hotel takes around 2 hours. It seems a pretty direct route along the A1.
My question is, is that time frame reasonable. Heading out of town, I think we would be driving against the traffic that time of the morning.
After 2 nights R&R there, we begin a 3 week road trip to Adelaide along the coastal route to pick up our flight to Singapore. No itinerary, no bookings, just winging it and looking to staying in cabins/motels as suggested many times on the forum.