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Melbourne to Sydney Drive along Coast

Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

This post will help you plan your Melbourne to Sydney drive along the coast. We rented a campervan and spent more than a week on this spectacular coastal route.  We followed the Pacific coast all the way from Melbourne to Sydney, first heading south to Phillips Island and Wilsons Promontory after which we turned north. And this coastal journey became such a ...

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Yarra River Walk in Melbourne

Southbank skyscrapers on Yarra river walk

Yarra River banks in central Melbourne, Australia are an ideal place to observe the city. On a Yarra River walk in Melbourne you can get the same views as on a boat tour, but for free.  In all the Yarra River is 242 kilometres long. It flows from the Yarra Ranges to the famous Yarra Valley wine region and on to the ...

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Great Ocean Road Self Drive Itinerary

This blog post shows a Great Ocean Road self drive itinerary. The Great Ocean Road in Australia is one of the most scenic drives in the world. On your trip to Melbourne the Great Ocean Road is a must see day trip destination. At least make a day trip and if you can, make a self drive trip and stay a few days. ...

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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 made a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney, along the beautiful coastal route. So we started our great Australian journey, first driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory on the southernmost peninsula of continental Australia. As we wanted to drive slowly, feel the beautiful Australian nature and stay the nights in scenic places we rented a campervan at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and headed south. This ...

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Sightseeing in Melbourne

Circular Tram, Melbourne

This post shows you the most famous Melbourne attractions. These are the sights to start with and for your next days there will be other things to do in Melbourne. Let’s go sightseeing in Melbourne, the living city of four million inhabitants! Most travellers probably want to go and see the downtown first. In Melbourne the downtown, the Central Business District, is easy to explore by ...

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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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