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Day1 (Accommodation Melbourne)
Arrive Melbourne Tullamarine Airport 1.05 am
Sundries Shopping (South Melbourne Market)
Melbourne Visitor Tourist Center
(Federation Square, 2 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC, Australia +61 3 9658 9658)
Day 2 (Accommodation Melbourne)
Queen Victoria Market
Old Melbourne Gaol
Flinders street station
City Travel Tram
St. Paul's Cathedral
Day 3 (Accommodation Melbourne)
River Melbourne Cruise
Eureka Skydeck 88
Draculas Show and Dinner
Day 4 (Accommodation Melbourne)
LAKE MOUNTAIN / CHANDON WINERY (120 km)
Mt Dandenong lookout ($5 per car for entrance)
Chandon Winery (Free Entrance)
Yarra Chocolate Factory
12pm Pie in the Sky Restaurant
1pm Lake Mountain (1.30 hours, 100km)
Day 5 (Accommodation Melbourne)
PUFFING BILLY RAILWAY(1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave VIC ,50KM)
10.30am Arrive Belgrave
11.10am Train depart to Lakeside (adult $49, child $25, family $99)
12.08pm Arrive Lakeside (Lunch at the park)
Paddle boat (Price per paddle boat (2 seats, ask 1 adult & 2 kids/ 2 adults &1kid can fit?):
15 minutes $14
20 minutes $15
30 minutes $18
2.25pm Train return to Belgrave station
3.30pm Arrive Belgrave
Day 6 (Accommodation Philip Island)
PHILIP ISLAND (140 KM)
1. Churchill Island Heritage farm (Cow Milking,Sheep Shearing,Working dog)
2. Koala Conservative Centre (Koala, wallabies, echidnas, bats and birds)
3. Penguin Parade 4.30 pm has to be there (5.30 pm Penguin Parade)
Day 7 (Accommodation Melbourne)
PHILIP ISLAND / BRIGHTON BEACH (150KM)
Phyll Trout & Bush Tucker Farm
St. Kilda Beach
Day 8 ( Accommodation Apollo Bay)
Split Point Lighthouse
Teddy's Lookout (137 km, 2 Hours)
Wild Koala / Wild Feeding Kenneth River (22 Km, 30 min)
Wild Koala, Cape Otway Light station
The Otway Freetop Walk (Optional)
Triplet Falls Otways National Park (optional)
Day 9 ( Accommodation WARRNAMBOOL)
APPOLLO BAY to WARRNAMBOOL (162km, 2 Hr 30Min)
GREAT OCEAN ROAD
1. Marine Lookout, Apollo Bay
2. Gibson Step, Twelve Apostles Visitors Centre
3. 12 Apotles (Sunrise)
4.Loch Ard Gorge,
8.Bay of Island
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village - Noon Experience
Logans Beach (Whale Watching platform)
Tower Hill Lake (Spot Animal)
Sound And Laser Show - Night Experience
Day 10 ( Accommodation Melbourne)
WARRNAMBOOL/BALLART/MELBOURNE (286 KM)
WARRNAMBOOL to BALLARAT (174km, 2 Hour, 30 Min)
BALLARAT to MELBOURNE (113km, 1 Hour, 30 min)
Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
Drive/walk around Ballarat town
Dinner at 400 Gradi, world best pizza
Day 11 (Accommodation MELBOURNE)
DFO Essendon (SHOPPING)
South Wharf (SHOPPING)
St Kilda Penguins (St Kilda)
Day 12 (Accommodation MELBOURNE)
Esplanade Sunday Market
Chadstone shopping centre
Collins Street - Paris End
I am planning to come to Melbourne next Febuary and hire car for around 10 days......I have noted from the weather reports that there may be one or two days of very hot weather...also there may be one or two days of torrential rain and flooding.......Any views on this for the greater Melbourne area,is the flooding as bad as it appears in reports and if so..any areas to be avoided?
I'm thinking of visiting Melbourne after a business trip in Sydney. But I'm still indecisive on whether or not to stay in Sydney, head to Brisbane or Melbourne. I would like to get a few ideas of what Melbourne has to offer (comparing to other cities in Australia).
Thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Tum, from Thailand
Hi there Im 33 and my husband is 36 we have an 11 year old son his 12 September can anybody tell me what year he will be in for Feb 2016? I'm confused thankyou..
Also I've been looking at the areas my husband will be working in the CBD and doesnt wanna commute no more than 30 mins but I want to.be walking distance to a good school I've been looking at camberwell hawthorn, carton does any body have views of the schools or areas? They all seem so lovely and the schools all look good to.. Help :)
Also ideally I'd like a house to rent with a garden in not sure this effects the areas.. And my budget would be $2500 a month max 2/3 bedrooms is this possible am I looking at more money? Or less?
Thankyou so much clare ;)
Hi Guys, Can you suggest or lead me to find a decent place to stay near the World Cup Cricket venue?
My budget is 40 - 60 AUD. Thanks for your time.
I need to know...average cost per day for a couple in Melbourne for food and accommodation
Hi I will be in melbourne from 9th to 15th feb was wondering if any games on like pre nab cup warm ups. I know season is later starting this year cause of the cricket. But wouldn't mind catching a game even if it was a vfl game. Coming from scotland. Thanks. Used to stay in hawthorn when I was younger so was brought up playing footy Still watch it every week on TV here and follow it online
Hi have been on before we are going to be in melbourne for 6 days in feb Initial plans were going to geelong overnight then getting ferry to queens liff coming back to hawthorn via rose bud and mornington peninsula then onto hawthorn as I stayed there when I was younger. Have done ocean rd on previous trips. But was wondering if it would be better going from geelong to yarraville then on to toorak village then brighton. before hawthorn also never stopped in pahran If I stuck to origional route. Are yarraville toorak village. Brighton and pahran worth going to see. On another day. We like wandering around small towns and shopping or sitting with a coffee and watch the world go by will be doing ferry to williamstown on another day. Thanks for any advise I get
We are going to be in melbourne for 6 days before heading to perth we arrive in geelong mid afternoon and was going to stay the night there then go by ferry to sorrento next day. Then drive back to city. Was wondering if we should stay 2 nights there and not go to sorrento is there a lot to do around geelong and surrounding area. Have done ocean rd previously. This will be in feb. Thanks
How will the weather be in mid to late December in Melbourne?
Hi can you let me know if its better to stay in the southbank area or on flinders or collin street for first time visitors - we will be in melbourne for 3 nights only, and plan to do two day trips during this time - one to phillip island, the other to great ocean road.
Hi guys and all, i will be at Melbourne for a week at this coming Sept. Isn't have any attractions that must do, must see and accommodation recommended around Melbourne (budget limited) :-] Looking forward from your guys feedback soon. Thanks.
Hi! Can you suggest an itinerary for 3 days in March in Melbourne? I am not that keen in museums or art galleries. I like natural places of beauty, and of course nightlife!
Hi will be in melbourne for 5 days in fen have been a few times done the city etc. but this time driving to geelong and queens cliff then ferry to sorrento was wondering what places are worth going to on way from sorrento to hawthorn saw rose bud and Martha's cove on internet but don't know much about them. We like walking around small towns sight seeing etc. thanks
I need a cheap solution to travel from the airport to the Mercure Hotel in Albert Park. My work pays for conference attendance but I need to fork out the travel expenses. thanks
which is the most popular area to stay as we are planing to come for 4 days
We are a young married couple, just got granted the PR, and we will be arriving to Melbourne on the 28th 05:30 am , anyone has any idea where can we stay easily without moving too much with our luggage?
We will be travelling to Melbourne in May 2014 and would like to take on a photography tours to the Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles.
Can anyone recommend a good one ?
I'm coming to melbourne this june.
I will stay a night at Lorne after a day on GOR.
The next day, I'm planning to take a ferry to Mornington and drive to Phillip Island.
Hoping to catch the penguin parade. My question is, should I spend a night at Phillip Island or is there a nice place to stay nearby as the accomodation cost is quite high?
Hi- I will be Melbourne from May 2 to 6. Looking for a traveling buddy. Vegetarians/ vegans preferred.
I am 32, from Singapore.
I am hoping to see the great ocean road, trek, cycle and meet new friends to hang out.
Drop me am email if you are keen. We may be able to work something :)
we traveled from Brisbaine to Melboure. we can sure that we did pass some toll highway.
but how can we check and pay the total amount of toll before they send the toll invoice.
we have 6 pax in group. which transport best for us to travel to city from airport?
hi from South Aus., I would like to use the free tram to get around the centre of Melbourne and also visit Harbour Town, is the tram easily recognisable? Does the route always go to Harbour Town or only certain ones?
visiting 5 days in March; using public transportation; any advice on additions, corrections, appreciated! [yes] [yes] [yes]
1. cycling paths, Merri Creek Trail in northern suburbs, Yarra Trail by Yarra River east of city, Bike Share Scheme free if returned within 30 min. See www.melbournebikeshare.com.au. 2. street art, Hosier Lane cobbled pedestrian lane city centre by Flinders Street, Centre Place (btwn Flinders Lane & Collins Street), Canada Lane in Carlton, just north of city centre. 3. Royal Botanic Gardens on Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, Shrine of Remembrance 4. Lentil as Anything, guests "contribute" what they feel their meal is worth, original restaurant at Abbotsford Convent, historic buildings & gardens transformed into cultural & learning centre, lentilasanything.com 5. Queen Victoria Market, 513 Elizabeth Street, City. Closed Mon, Wed, holidays. www.qvm.com.au 6. Federation Square, city centre, free events, such as live music and dance performances, free Wi-Fi, Australian Centre for the Moving Image 7. Grainger Museum, Univ of Melbourne, Gate 13, Royal Parade, Parkville. Open Tue-Fri, Sun, 1P-4.30P 8. City Circle Tram, circles city centre, passing attractions, incl. Flinders Street Station & Docklands 9. bus or ferry fare: St Kilda beach, city views, sunsets, Brighton colorful bathing boxes. 10. Fitzroy Gardens, SE edge city centre, picnics, weddings, ornamental lake, rotunda, band pavilion, possums, lorikeets, flying foxes, Cooks' Cottage
11. State Library of Victoria, reading rooms Monday-Thursday: 10A–9P; Friday to Sunday: 10A–6P
12. National Gallery of Victoria International, St Kilda Road, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, The Arts Centre, all within short stroll
13. Old Treasury Building Museum, Spring Street
14. ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
15. Yarra River Art: outdoor contemporary art gallery, sculpture, paintings, architecture, 'soundscape'
17. Footscray: Vietnamese-Ethiopian-Somalian-Sudanese presence.
a. biggest urban shopping mall-center?
b. urban street or mall popular with teens?
c. same for young adults
d. same for those showing off their taste in fashion
Which airline is the most economical for a London - Melbourne flight?
Hi We are 2 females who want to take 3 days/ 2 nights for the GOR from Melbourne to Adelaide in May. Id appreciate advice on:
Would it be better (cheaper and worthwhile) to hire a campervan (I hear Britz are good) and camp than to hire a car?
Where would it be best to stop over? Which towns or good camping sites/ backpackers?
What highlights would you suggest given our limited time? We enjoy swimming and non-extreme hiking.
We're on a tight budget and the SA rand/ AUD isn't so good for us - so any other advice would be helpful.
Good evening, I have looked at the public transport website and there appear to be about 5 changes of bus required. It will be the march public holiday monday and I would like to travel either late morning or early afternoon. Will all these changes really be necessary, my friends in Bayswater would certainly drive me to a more convenient station if necessary. I don,t know Bayswater at all.
I just arrived in Melbourne and that's why I'm looking for people to get to know and spend time with exploring the city. I'm 24 years old and from Berlin, Germany. I would be really happy to find someone who's eager to meet new people and/or spend some time.
Thank you for your replies
Hi, I am going to be in Melbourne for a few days next February and am looking for a quite cafe or a bar somewhere in the CBD.
I know Melbourne, but have not been for a number of years.
HI ! I'm in Melbourne for two weeks and i would like to find someone to meet with and who's eager to show me around the city or is in melbourne right now and would like to visit the city and its surroundings with me.
Thank you for your replies :-)