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I am planning for a visit in late Nov / early Dec next year with my 2 kids. Would like to start the GOR drive at either Geelong or Torquay, stay overnight on GOR, and return to Geelong the next day. Where would be a good place for an overnight stay on GOR? I was thinking of Port Campbell as I would like to view the Twelve Apostles at sunrise/sunset.


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What airport are you flying into & where will you be picking up your rental car? What else are you planning on seeing while in Victoria? This will help us advise you on where to start & finish & make other recommendations.

Port Campbell would be a good overnight stop. The days will be long at that time, with sunset around 8.30pm & sunrise around 6am, so staying close tot he Twelve Apostles will be good.

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Hi. I am still in the early phase of planning but the outline goes something like this...

We are flying into Tullamarine airport (red eye flight) early in the morning. Sightsee in Melbourne city (we're not city/shopping types - so not intending to spend more than a day here) and overnight in Geelong/Torquay. GOR drive and overnight (probably Port Campbell?) and return to Geelong (overnight).

Dandenongs (2 nights) - Puffing Billy, Sherbrooke forest (Grants picnic ground?), Miss Marples, Olinda, Rhododendron Gardens, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Mount Dandenong Observatory, Fruit picking (where?), Healsville Sanctuary.

Phillip Island (2 nights) - Penguins, Koalas, Churchill Island, Go-Kart.

Flying back from Tullamarine Airport (mid-day).


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