I apologize if this has been asked many times and I have tried searching but I get different answers from different threads, so I am quite confused.
I am a single mom traveling with 3 young boys (5,10 and 13) and we will arrive Melbourne on 18 Dec evening and departing on 31 Dec morning. I will not be driving as I am not familiar with the roads and don't think I should take the risk. I would appreciate advice and suggestions on the following:
1) Best way to go from the airport to Melbourne city center, depending which apartment/hotel I book.
2) Suggestion of an itinerary that we can follow for 12 days? My boys are very active, into theme parks, museums where we can participate, seeing wildlife but not walks into forest. I would love to go to a weekend market or farmer's market if possible.
3) Also, should we just have one base and stay in one place throughout and just make day trips? I was thinking of somewhere in the Southbank, preferably an apartment with kitchen and laundry facilities as Southbank seems to be easily accessible to restaurants, supermarkets and attractions. Any suggestion?
4) How should I travel via public transport or can we join any group tours to some of the major attractions?
I would appreciate any advice and info that anyone can give as I am pretty nervous about doing this alone with my boys.
Thank you lots in advance.