I'm in the final stages of considering/setting up a trip that starts off in Melbourne and figured out I can work it to be in Melbourne for 2.5 days (Sun afternoon to Tues evening) before the trip begins. The road tour itself will go out along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide so I'll get some of the GOR stuff on the road but am trying to think about what to do in those other 2.5 days (besides recover from jet lag).
For those who care, the trip then goes up to Alice Springs via Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, and Uluru. The tour finishes up in Darwin after visiting Kakadu and Litchfield.
I was thinking about the walking tour the first afternoon as I'm sure I'll want to stretch my legs after all that travel then maybe Philips Island on Monday? Are there day tour excursions to PI that stay late enough for the Penguin Parade? What then on Tuesday? I need to get back for the joining meeting at 6 PM but otherwise have all day.
I tend to prefer nature and history over art, "culture" and drinking.