I love these forums and all the input everyone is willing to give to help out fellow travelers. Thank you so much for all the tips for visiting new places.
Here is an idea of our plan:
GOR from Dec.20 or 21-22
Melbourne from Dec.22-27
Drive from Melbourne to Sydney Dec.27-29
My question is, how would we go about using our time best during our stay in Melbourne? It is just my husband and I traveling. We are interested in doing all the "touristy things" in the Melbourne area (ie.Puffing Billy, Dandenongs, Phillip Island, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula,etc...) Of course we still want to do the things in town (ie. St.Kilda, City Shuttle, Eureka Skydeck, Ghost Tours, etc...)
I guess the big thing is... Since we are there over the holidays, will we still have access to everything or will many places be closed down? Also, would we be best using the days we planned to get to Sydney exploring some of these areas on the "outskirts" of Melbourne? We could also use one of the days to do an overnight in Phillips Island or Yarra Valley, or would that be best done as day trip from Melbourne?
As a side note, we do have tickets for the Boxing Day match on the 26th. We will also be staying most likely in the CBD area, although there is still the option of St.Kilda.
I know we won't be able to do it all, and I will have to accept that some things will be missed. My hope is to try and see and do as much as we can with the time that we have. I'm hoping that someone out there has a great idea as to how to best going about this.
Thank you in advance for everything you can offer and I look forward to the suggestions!!