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5 nights in Melbourne, need help with itenary

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5 nights in Melbourne, need help with itenary

Hi Guys, I am flying into Mel on 25th Jan (late night) and out 30th, late night again. So have 5 full days to travel arround Melbourne, with my partner.

I was thinking of doing GOR, Phillip island and Ballart. Will be hiring a car.

Maybe: day 1: Melbourne City and Phillip Island,

day 2: Ballarat ?

day3: ?

day 4: GOR with overnight at Apollo bay

day 5: 12 Apostels and back to Melbourne

what do you think guys ? any help would be much appreciated.

cheers, J

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1. Re: 5 nights in Melbourne, need help with itenary

sounds good, I'd swap GOR and Ballarat and stayed the 5th day a bit closer to home, just in case something goes wrong, so you don't miss your flight

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2. Re: 5 nights in Melbourne, need help with itenary

Sounds good.

If all you are doing in Phillip island is the penguins then the trip down and back will be okay, but still a long day. If you are planning on seeing any other sights on the way or on the island I would cut back the time in the city before you go

Good idea keeping a day free in case you learn of something interesting to do whilst here.

Big tourism office in Federation Square - crn Flinders and Swanston St. for any extra help.

Enjoy your stay

Edited: 12:19 am, January 06, 2013
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3. Re: 5 nights in Melbourne, need help with itenary

Phillip Island and Ballarat are opposite directions, so you would be wasting a lot of time with that itinerary.

Day 1. To Phillip Island. Penguins are late, so book overnight here or in Sorrento.

Day 2. PI or Sorrento to Queenscliff by ferry, then on to Torquay or Lorne, taking in Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads.

Day 3. Lorne to Port Campbell or Warrnambool. Get to 12 Apostles early or late but miss the main crowds 10-3pm.

Day 4. Spend an extra day in Lorne (Preferred or Port Campbell). So that day 4 is still on the GOR. Drive to Ballarat through Halls Gap and Great Western winery or straight to Ballarat and see Sovereign Hill.

Day 5. Ballarat and from there back to the airport. Easy 75min drive to Tulla.

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4. Re: 5 nights in Melbourne, need help with itenary

I would skip ballarat, but put in the Dandenong Ranges, I agree that Phillip Island is a day in itself, you need a day for the city too

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5. Re: 5 nights in Melbourne, need help with itenary

Thanks Guys,

Sounds like I will follow willnino's route. Looked it up on google maps, made a lot more sense :)

I do have one question. whats are the things to do at Phillip Islands besides the Penguins.

I mean I have done, phillip islands, GOR and dandenong ranges 15 years ago. A lot must have changed since then.

cheers, J

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6. Re: 5 nights in Melbourne, need help with itenary

Hi,

Just bear in mind that it is quite a long drive from Phillip Island to Sorrento -at least two hours and the penguins won't be in til dusk, around 8.30 pm. This may affect your choice of accommodation.

http://www.visitphillipisland.com/

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