I've thouroughly researched the Cairns and Sydney sections of our trip.
Thanks to all who've helped.
Just the Melbourne bit to do now.
We have 7 nights there.
First four will be with relo in Mt Eliza. Any ideas for couple of day trips out from there. Will the penguins be at Phillip Island. How about Dandenongs? Is there an old steam train round that way?
Then we relocate to Geelong to another relative for 1, 2 or 3 nights.
On the way from Mt Eliza to Geelong I thought we could stop off in the city centre for a mooch. After 1 night in Geelong we will decide whether to stay for another 2 or relocate again an hotel nearer the centre as we have two more sets of friends (who can't put us up) one in Preston and one in St Kilda, who we want to link up with.
Out Geelong way is there much worth seeing? I did think of Sovereign Hill, Ballarat.
I can go to the excellent site... australia.com as recomended but I wondered if members could also come up with recomendations. We like wildlife, quirky historical districts, water side cafes and iconic sites such as Flinders Street Station.
Is there an open top bus that covers the main sights of the city.?
When coming in from Geelong, would it be best to park a little out and come in on a bus train or tram?
I realise I'm asking for a lot of info here, so thanks in advance.