on my own to see my son in melbourne

Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 02:29
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i am wanting ideas to do in victoria . i am going on my own to melbourne and planning trips out for 5 days around i think. want to see my son on weekends as he is at work on the week days and dont want to mess around in melbourne , want some adventure. last time i went i camped around wilsons promitory and halls gap. any suggestions appreciated. am coming on oct 22 to the 1st dec 2014
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Reply By: Member - John F (VIC) - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 06:10

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 06:10
Hi phily33
Can I suggest the Great Ocean Road quiet a bit to take in on the drive .
You can then return back to Melbourne via Penola SA. and Hamilton and if you at all interested in wineries Coonawarra SA. is very close to Penola.
Depending on time you also go to Naracoorte SA. and visit the Caves.
Enjoy your travels.
Warm Regards
John
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Follow Up By: phily33 - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 08:28

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 08:28
thanks john the caves at naracoorrte look good for the travels
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Follow Up By: phily33 - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 08:32

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 08:32
the ocean road was ok. but would like to do the otways and go onto the cannapy over the tree way
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Follow Up By: Peter W - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:19

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:19
Re the Otways you could consider a trek via free camping at Johanna Beach, nice walks along the surf shore, then up to Beech Forest to take in the water falls including Beauchamp Falls (free camping) & Hopetoun Falls with easy trek then across to Dandos Free Camp just out of Gellibrand. See here.

http://www.australiancampsites.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72:dandos-campground

Then into Colac for a look around and head back to Melbourne as required.

Cheers.

Peter

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Follow Up By: Peter W - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:20

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:20
BTW the Otways Fly is quite close to Beech Forest.

Peter
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Reply By: Villatranquilla - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 22:40

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 22:40
maybe a trip to Phillip Island - I'm sure there would be tourist busses and tours. Or perhaps a trip to Queenscliff with a ferry ride to Sorrento.
Catch a train to Belgrave then Puffing Billy to Emerald Lake.
Ballarat in the goldfields is interesting with lovely botanical gardens.
Or East Gippsland - train to Bairnsdale and bus to Lakes Entrance - lovely holiday town on lake and ocean.
Or up to the Murray river for a river cruise.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 19:07

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 19:07
Adventure is easier round Melbourne , beginning a few k's north of eastern suburbs go to Yarra Glen and take only bitumen road north , within a few minutes you will see a sign to Marginal road on right , lovely drive thru the bush (normally 2wd) , made it last week without needing the chains as is now wet and getting slippy.

But just before (100m) that sign is a harder to see sign marked rocky track , it is quite driveable but will wind up your adventure knob to about 8 , if you wish to get to 10 then once you climb the steep rocky hill keep going a few k to Vic Range track , wind up the windows though as water is deep.

Plenty of places to camp also.
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Reply By: phily33 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 07:50

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 07:50
thanks for all your all your replys. i now have some great days out thanks to you all
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Reply By: Norm C (WA) - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 22:11

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 22:11
Theres a place near Mt Dandenong I think called Rickets Sanctuary
Excellent place for a day out if you can fit it into your itinerary
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