I forgot to do a post on what to see on the way to Barcelona... So here it is. It says according to Google maps that it's just over 6 hours to Barcelona ( bit longer than it takes to gt to Thredbo).
We will set out and drive to
Zaragoza. It takes about 3 1/2 hours to get to Zaragoza so the plan will be to arrive for lunch. This town is on the Rio Ebro so should be quite pretty and apparently has great tapas bars - one of which is Casa Pascualillo said to be one of the best tapas bars in Spain.
bigfoodsmallworld.blogspot.com.au/2010/07/casa-pascualillo-zaragoza-our-last.html - this is a blog about his restaurant.
There is a tangle of lanes in El tubo north of Plaza de Espana and home to one of Spain's richest gatherings of tapas bars.
From there we will head to Barcelona - there are lots of towns we will go through on the way.
The rest of the trip is 3 hours and then we'll be in Barcelona!