We are a group of four friends (ages spread out from 20 to 50) with two weeks in Melbourne in mid-July. Here's what we know for sure:
1) We will be hiring a car for the duration
2) We have use of a friend's empty home for the duration, so we need to leverage on this as much as we can to save on accommodation costs. We don't mind staying a night or two away from town if the situation warrants it, but generally we would expect to use the place as a base. The home is in a place called Toorak, if it makes a difference.
3) We want to do some skiing or snowboarding. I'm guessing from what I've read, Mt Buller is the go-to place for that. And given it's a few hours away from the city, my thinking is that it makes more sense to stay there for a couple of nights.
4) We want to spend maybe about 5 days in the city area itself, including time spent visiting friends and family.
Other than that, it's an open book. I'm not really looking for a full itinerary, but more a list of must-dos or key highlights to take in, and whether they are short trips, day trips or involve overnight stays. Our interests are varied, so we're good for anything. Any hikes or walks needs to be limited to a couple of hours at the most though, and no camping and dorms for our group.
Would appreciate any feedback - thanks much!!! :)