Hints on what to see in Melbourne

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Hi. We are a family of 4 (2 adults 2 girls both aged 10) and heading to Melbourne for a couple of weeks.

What are the "must do" things for families to see &/or do in and around Melbourne?

Can't wait to hear from everyone.

Kind regards
Leanne
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:32

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:32
Sovereign Hill in Ballarat (about 1.5 hours west of Melbourne) is a MUST and allow a full day.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:40

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:40
Oh yes.....totally agree. Kids will love it.

The Aquarium is another good one, as are the Melbourne Markets.
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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:58

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 12:58
B24 being restored at Werribee
http://b24australia.org.au/

Raaf Point Cook Museum
http://www.raaf.gov.au/RAAFmuseum/museum/visits.htm

Army Tank Museum Puckapunyal (A little out of town though)
http://www.armytankmuseum.com.au/

Central Deborah Mine Bendigo
http://www.central-deborah.com/

Eureka Skydeck lookout
http://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au/

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Reply By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:01

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:01
Melbourne aquarium, imax, sports and aquatic centre, scienceworks, pizza on lygon st, vic market, eureka skytower, luna park, dinner on a tram, zoo, healsville sanctuary, etc, etc

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Follow Up By: Bomber_WA - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:05

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:05
Don't go to the zoo.. it's not worth it.
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Follow Up By: Rip64 - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 15:10

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 15:10
Melbourne ZOO easily the best in Australia, but we humans are all different aren't we
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:10

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:10
I note other replies have reffered to standard stuff , but if you have a good 4wd try Rocky track just N.E. of melbourne , more details if this is the sort of thing you would do !

Was in perth a few weeks ago and everyone talked about this show and that etc etc - had to go exploring by myself to find a bit of forrest so I could play with the hire car !
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Reply By: Grass Parrot - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:15

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 13:15
Had the family there for Christmas. My kids are 10,7 and 5. Luna Park, Werribee Zoo and Water Park the other side of Geelong if its hot were the the standouts but also went to the zoo, South Melbourne beech, Gaol, Acquarium. Huge harbor town at docklands if thats your thing as well.
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Reply By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 14:00

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 14:00
What about the Penguin Parade and Koala Park at Philip Island, along with the Giant worms on the way....

Melbourne also has a tour called "Death by Chocolate" a mystery of murder with heaps of chocolate... which your wife and the girls will love....Death by Chocolate information and More info on Death by Chocolate

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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 16:48

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 16:48
as an ex Melbournian, I reckon the best bit after a few weeks, will be the road out of town :(

Lygon Street Carlton was my favourite haunt for food and a few quiet drinks

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: WBS - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 20:17

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 20:17
What about
- the "G" (MCG for the uninitiated). A very interesting guided tour is availalble
- Penguin Parade, Phillp Island
- Great Ocean Road
- I second the recommendation for Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Apparently shopping is all the go in Melbourne too. I have relations who come here to shop from interstate and visit us if theres some spare time!- I hate shopping I might add.

WBS
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 22:22

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 22:22
Agree the 'G'
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Reply By: leeb1973 - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 21:38

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 21:38
Thanks to everyone for all the great info. We will definitely be busy for the next 2 weeks :)

We have just finished exploring the Great Ocean Road & we went to Soverign Hill a couple of years ago (& we all loved it). We will probably be staying around the Frankston area while we are in Melbourne. The South East Holiday Village is where we are thinking. Has anyone been here?

Thanks again for all the hints & please keep them coming. Now we just have to decide what we can & can't fit in :)

Leanne & Co.
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Follow Up By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 08:21

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 08:21
Good caravan park - on major road to the Mornington Peninsula - good wineries, mazes - ferry from sorrento to queenscliff checking out the million dollar properties on the way - Portsea - good walk out near the back beach, museum in sorrento - great beaches, Mulberry Hill hisotric house in Baxter (National Trust) - markets - Red Hill, Mornington, Frankston Sunday Trash and Treasure, Tyabb coolstore - antiques, books can spend a day there has cafe and craft village as well - so much to do around the area, you won't have time to do it all.
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Reply By: Jude&theboys - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 22:12

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 22:12
staying over that way I would head out to Cape Schank for a walk along the cliff and a tour of the lighthouse, I did that with my boys (4,6 & 8) last Easter, was cold and windy with a bit of drizzle on and off but still well worth it for the views.
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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 23:31

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 23:31
"Hints on what to see in Melbourne"

How about the road to Perth LOL
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 02:08

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 02:08
Ross,
we are both biased they will suggest, but they have not lived over here :)

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 08:12

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 08:12
Monash University , check out what was left from the collapse of the West gate Bridge.
I enjoy looking at Art / Sculptures
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