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Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive

Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

We had to travel from Melbourne to Sydney and instead of taking an one hour flight we chose the hard way. After some thinking we rented a campervan and spent about a week on the Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive. We followed the Pacific coast all the way to Sydney, first heading south from Melbourne. And it became a huge trip! A ...

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Yarra River Walk in Melbourne

Southbank skyscrapers on Yarra river walk

Yarra River banks in central Melbourne are a great place for a Yarra River walk. The Yarra River is 242 kilometres long. It flows from the Yarra Ranges through the Yarra Valley to the city of Melbourne and to the sea. There are many walking and cycling paths winding along the river. In my blog post I will write about my Yarra River walk in central Melbourne. I ...

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Touring the Great Ocean Road by Car

This blog tells about touring the Great Ocean Road by car. The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia is one of the great scenic drives in the world. If you’re visiting Melbourne it’s a must to see this coastal route. Make at least a day trip and if you have time, stay a few days. We have been touring the Great Ocean Road twice. The first ...

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Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges from Melbourne

A koala at Healesville Sanctuary

This post shows you a day or weekend trip to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges from Melbourne. Tour the wine area of Yarra Valley and return via the Dandenong Ranges, and you get a nice day trip from Melbourne. This route gives you beautiful scenery, vineyards and tall ash trees. There are pretty hill top villages and the famous Healesville Sanctuary ...

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Phillip Island from Melbourne

A wallaby on Phillip Island

Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguins that waddle from the sea every day at sunset, in all weather. Phillip Island is just two hours from Melbourne and makes a perfect day trip if you’re visiting Melbourne. And even better if you can stay a couple of days, since there is much more to see. You can meet wallabies, koalas, pelicans and perhaps a whole seal colony. You ...

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Wilsons Promontory to Merimbula Coastal Drive

Sand dunes in New South Wales, Australia

Our Melbourne to Sydney road trip continues from Wilsons Promontory to Merimbula. First there are the Ninety Mile Beach and Lakes Entrance, the town of Gippsland lakes. After that we will spend some time in the pretty coastal village of  Mallacoota. Mallacoota was our last stop in Victoria before entering New South Wales and the tourist resorts of the Sapphire Coast. Wilsons ...

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Driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory

Walking track to Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory

We decided to make a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney along the coastal route. We started our Australian road trip driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory, a spectacular national park on the southernmost peninsula of continental Australia. As we wanted to drive slowly and see a lot we rented a campervan at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.   On the way to Wilsons Promontory ...

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Sightseeing in Melbourne

Circular Tram, Melbourne

In this post I will show you the best Melbourne sights for the first time visitor. Of course there’s much more to see in this city that has four million inhabitants, but here are the sights to start with. So let’s go sightseeing in Melbourne. Most people want to go and see the downtown. In Melbourne the downtown area, the Central Business District, is ...

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Melbourne Penguins and Possums Nature Tour

A Little Penguin at St Kilda Pier

Did you know you can spot penguins and possums in Melbourne and you don’t have to travel long distances for them? We spent a night in St Kilda to see Melbourne penguins and afterwards went to Fitzroy Gardens for possums. There is a colony of Little Penguins living on St Kilda Pier and the best time to see them is at ...

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Australian Grand Prix

Melbourne preparing for the Grand Prix

The 2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix race was held in Melbourne this weekend. The Melbourne suburb of Albert Park transformed as it prepared for motor sport driving elite from all around the world. You could also feel the coming event in other parts of the city.   We went to see the preparations in Albert Lake Park, which is ...

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