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7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

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7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

Hello good peeps,

I am visiting Melbourne on 17 May and have planned the following activities. I will be travelling with an infant and 3 adults.

Would like your comments on the proposed itienary please? Also wondering if there is any "must-go" place which I am missing..... Coming over for the first time :)

Welcome to Melbourne!


Day 1:


• Federation square and sight see cbd

• Old prison tour



Day 2:


• Ballarat & Sovereign hill



Day 3:


• St kilder Beach à sky diving

• Victoria Market



Day 4:


• Great Ocean Road Trip à Helicopter Ride



Day 5:


Phillip Island


Day 6:


• Blue Dandenong, Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley & Healesville Santuary


Day 7:


• Free & Easy


Day 8:


Home Sweet Home


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1. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

Looks very organised to me! Very difficult to explore our CBD without a guide becoz our best stuff is hidden!

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2. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

Appreciate the response :)

Do you mind sharing some of the "hidden treasures" around CBD? Will be staying in hotel at CBD anyway so I dont mind walking.

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3. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

17th May - thats tomorrow!! Looking at your itinerary, I think you will struggle with day 6. Doing the Dandenongs, Puffing Billy, Yarra Valley & Healesville Santuary, all in one day may be too much - especially with an infant. I would suggest concentrating on Puffing Billy and or Healesville Sanctuary and not the Yarra Valley.

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4. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

I hope you're not driving the GOR yourselves.

Agree Day 6 looks too much.

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5. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

Well, all set for the flight later.

Agree with you guys that day 6 seemed quite packed. I was thinking of signing up a day tour at Federation Square so that I don't need to drive to GOR.

Hope you guys can share even more about the stuff to explore in CBD. Thanks!

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6. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

Go to brunetti for cake and coffee after going lygon street for dinner (try doc resturant), grampians for 2 days or so would have been a nice trip- but it's 3 hours from melbourne - you could do it after ballarat and stay up there.

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7. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

Thanks Lucia. Will definitely try to squeeze in Grampians :)

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8. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

Check out one of the cafes in Hardware Lane - very Melbourne.

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9. Re: 7 days in Melbourne - May 2013

Definitely agree on Hardware Lane, Hardware Societe is one of my favourite brunch cafes ever!! However you would have to get there early as there is always a line.

I love Degraves st and Hardware lane. The little alley-way cafes are indeed hidden but are one of the best things about Melbourne in my opinion. You could also have walk through the Royal Arcade which is close to Degraves St. anyway. :)

On day 1 I would also head to Southbank/Crown which is a short walk from Flinders St Station and Fed Square. There is also The Royal Botanical Gardens which is close to that too, if weather is nice. (Southbank looks lovely at night by the way).

You could probably spend half the day at Healesville Sanctuary. Also you can choose to meet one of the animals with Healesville's "Magic Moments". I did this earlier this year because I wanted to see the baby wombats. :) We spent 10 minutes and there is a fee but it was a unique experience if you like animals. :)

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