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A month in Melbourne

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A month in Melbourne

Staying with friends in Melbourne for 4 weeks in September 2013. Do not want to be on top of them all this time. Looking for suggestions for inexpensive short breaks to break up the 4 weeks.

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1. Re: A month in Melbourne

I'd recommend heading up to the Dandenongs, they have some lovely galleries, little shops and walks. Also at Sky High you can have a meal and get lovely views over the city.

Phillip Island is worth the trip to see the penguins and they also have a koala park and Amaze'n'things which contains a maze and illusions.

Mt Baw Baw may still have snow on it early September if you are interested in skiing/snowboarding.

I hope these activities won't break the budget but all are worth it.

Good luck!!

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2. Re: A month in Melbourne

Melbourne is a great base for lots of short breaks.

Have a look at the "Beyond Melbourne" and regional tags in www.visitmelbourne.com.au

If you drive, you will be spoilt for choices - and have to stay another few months!

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3. Re: A month in Melbourne

go and watch collingwood play in the afl finals which grip melbourne in the month of september.

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4. Re: A month in Melbourne

As Bokhara said, you can get to so many places from Melbourne for short breaks. I love the High Country - a few days around Beechworth would be lovely. Also the Murray River, say Echuca area. Or head to the coast and go to Phillip Island as suggetsed above, or Wilsons Promontory, or another favourite of mine is Port Fairy in the opposite direction. For short city breaks head to Ballarat and/or Bendigo for some Goldrush history. Take your pick!

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5. Re: A month in Melbourne

Hi,

Tassy is only a short hop and very different to Melbourne. Everthing from the Salamanca market in Hobart, the Historic Site of Port Arthur and the amazing scenery and walks at Cradle Mountain. Then there is Launceston, the West Coast, The Bay of Fires etc, etc

Cheers,

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6. Re: A month in Melbourne

Some great ideas from previous posters - apart from geedee who is just DREAMING! ;-)

Most of the regional spots mentioned have a YHA hostel where you can get cheap accommodation. They are excellent but book out early so you need to plan ahead if you want to go away on weekends.

https://www3.yha.com.au/hostels/vic/

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7. Re: A month in Melbourne

If you don't have a car, then there are still plenty of places that you can get to on V/Line trains and regional buses. This includes Ballarat and Bendigo (already mentioned - both have good galleries, especially Ballarat), Echuca, Lorne, etc. Even Port Fairy is do-able on V/Line (but check timings).

With a car, obviously you have more options, as previous posters have mentioned.

Yes, the football finals are on in September, and you should be able to get tickets to the early ones (but the Grand Final would be a big ask). It depends on which teams are playing as to which matches are in Melbourne. Interstate teams are entitled to a home final if they finish ahead, and you only find out the week about this. But Collingwood (Magpies) in the finals....? Dream on!

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