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13 days syd - coastal drive - mel - GOR

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13 days syd - coastal drive - mel - GOR


we will be spending 13 days in sydney/ melbourne starting next week. We are trying to finalise our itinerary and would love to get your feedback on this. Am I trying to squeeze in too many places for the trip? If there is anything I can cut down please do let me know too!

I used to live in Sydney for 4 years but this is the first time for my bf to visit syd/ mel. We hope to spend less time in the city but would like to see more nature.

we will be hiring a car for the whole trip.

Much appreciated!


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1 day trip to Blue mountains

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Day 3

Sydney (we want to check out the EQ farmer market)

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Day 4

Sydney > Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk (3 hours) > kiama blow hole (35 mins)

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kiama > jervis bay (1.5 hrs) > whale watching cruise( 2 hours) > Batemans bay ( 2 hours)

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batemans bay > narooma (1hr) > eden (via bermagui) > (2 hrs) > lake entrance (3 hours)

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lake entrance > Waratah Lodge

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Wilson promontory National Park

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philip island > Mt Martha Beach North > Melbourne (3 hrs)

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Melbourne > GOR (4 hours)

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Port Campbell> airport (4 hours)

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1. Re: 13 days syd - coastal drive - mel - GOR

a bit of a bump up - presume you have parking for your rental car in Sydney (parking can be expensive and a hassle) ?

Edited: 5:47 am, July 14, 2014
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2. Re: 13 days syd - coastal drive - mel - GOR

If you like good food markets, make sure you visit the Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne. There isn't much to the EQ market in Sydney and it doesn't have the feel of a genuine farmers' market. I went recently after an absence of a few years and was surprised at how little fresh food there was there - plenty of cup cakes, jams, olive oils, but not much fresh fruit and veg. I prefer this one ( in Sydney), although it also doesn't have the variety that somewhere like EPIC in Canberra has.


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3. Re: 13 days syd - coastal drive - mel - GOR

Thanks for your reply

@dytokyo : yes parking is settled. We will be staying in a place with free overnight parking so we should be all good.

@sasanqua: thanks for your advice. Unfortunately due to my itinerary we are not able to catch most of the weekend farmers market. EQ market on Wednesday seems to be the only option but we are definitely planning to check out QVM in melbourne.

Feel free to let me know if you have any other suggestions to my plan :)

Thanks !

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