Perth to Melb return with two daughters 8 & 6

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Hey brains trust, after christmas i am roadtripping with the girls to see my old man in wonthaggi in vic . I have three weeks to do the trip with approx a week in melb seeing family .

I know i can't see everything and i am debating on routes to take but i am thinking maybe on way over go via espy and old telepgraph station . What are the must see places between norseman and port augusta. Debating wether to take her along the southern part of melb and then ferry across to sorrento or go via northern vic and show them where i grew up .

i have about a week assigned for each direction .

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Reply By: Duncanm - Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 21:09

Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 21:09

By the time you get to Queenscliff the kids maybe all tripped out by that stage? However the ferry trip across to Sorrento maybe a bit of a change of scenery for them during the day. You could go back the northern vic way?

Ferry timetable
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Follow Up By: Dusta - Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 23:55

Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 23:55
your contribution has been invaluable
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 21:43

Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 21:43
My choice in SA and Vic. Port Augusta to Peterborough, Burra, Morgan, Renmark, Midura. Then head to Melbourne
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Reply By: nickb - Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 22:20

Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 22:20
We did it last Christmas (me, missus and 5/7/9yo girls).
We took 2 double swags on the roof rack and free camped there and back. Kids loved the beach at the Eucla jetty, water was magnificent. No whales at head of bight at that time of year but still worth a look. We went down to Streaky Bay which is very nice. Then around the peninsula to Port Gibbon, our favourite camp for the trip - pic below.

Kimba has a massive new-ish playground with a jumping pillow if the kids are into that. Iron Knob has a gravel camp with a magnificent open shower, nothing flash but so refreshing in the gravel surrounds.

I wouldn’t worry about any W.A. places, save them for later trips when you have less time.

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Follow Up By: Dusta - Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 23:54

Monday, Oct 07, 2019 at 23:54
brilliant thanks mate . Should have mentioned i aint worried about WA stuff. Can always do that but was more thinking around SA and vic . One direction i will take them via northern vic along the rivers. We will be either in swags or camper trailer so will be wanting to free camp and 4wd so was thinking maybe one way divert to or from old telegraph station
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 07:52

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 07:52
Melb-Perth direct just took me 4.5 long days sitting on 95 kmh.
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