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Melbourne & GOR - 10 days

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Melbourne & GOR - 10 days

My wife and I will be flying into Melbourne on 12/7 from Sydney and renting a car. We want to stay in Melbourne a few days then drive along the Great Ocean Road, Grampains, see Kangaroo Island and simply explore Victoria. We don't have to be back in Sydney for our flight back to the States until 12/16. Other than the things I've mentioned is there any town, restaurant, place, site etc that we should hit during this driving tour (my wife does like wineries).


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1. Re: Melbourne & GOR - 10 days

In the top ten for Melbourne there is a link to the Great Ocean Road that you might like to browse for a few ideas. There are many questions posted about this each week.

Victoria has many regions where your wife can indulge in a Winery experience.

Kangaroo Island is not in Victoria. Try the South Australia forums for specialist advice on that one.

Are you driving from Melbourne to Sydney for the return flight? That would steal a couple of days off your itinerary.

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2. Re: Melbourne & GOR - 10 days


Also have a read through this link below - its excellent for information on the GOR.


We enjoyed the towns of Lorne / Port Campbell / Port Fairy / Robe / Victor Harbor /


Kangaroo Island is wonderful to drive around - must See's -

Flinders Chase National Park - at Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Seal Bay Conservation Park

Penneshaw - Little Penguins parade.

Vivonne Bay - beautiful bay - taste the best whiting fish burgers.

My trip report on KI...


Edited: 09 August 2011, 00:12
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3. Re: Melbourne & GOR - 10 days

Hi there,

3-4 days doing the GOR will allow plenty of time to see sights without rush. Then head north from Warnambool to the Grampians - maybe see Mt Eccels park along the way. You could then spend 2-3 days in the Grampians (quiet a few wineries in the area) or more days if you like walking/hiking - maybe spend one night in Dunkeld (love the Royal Mail hotel for excellent food and a wine list that reads like a book) and the rest in Halls Gap. Lots of choice for accom - depends on your budget.

That will leave you a few days to explore Melbourne - maybe jump on a winery day tour to the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsular.

Hope this helps. Enjoy!

- K

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