Do you have a favourite place in Victoria?

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 23:19
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I am starting to suffer from my annual fit of itchy feet. With three boys and just a tent I find it impossible to camp during the winter (too hard to get the damn tent dry again and don't want to risk the mould etc).

Am thinking a cabin or something somewhere for a few days will ease things for me but have spent the night with google and just can't decide where to go. We went to Halls Gap last year which was nice (we live in western suburbs of Melbourne) and considering going again but then I like different places too. Having said that we've been to Ballarat a few times last year too. We plan to do the snow next year so not heading there this time. Kids have a student free monday in early August so we can head off for 3 nights.

So where would you go for a few days with three monster boys (4,6,8) for a low budget getaway?
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 00:29

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 00:29
Lake Glenmaggie is a good destination. Cheap accommodation available and only 50 km from Licola and the high country. Lots to do around there. The Channels is very nice.

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Reply By: coolamine - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 06:03

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 06:03
Tumut NSW (not far past the border) The Riverglade Caravan Park, it has great cabins and walking distance to shopping centre, The town has many scenic walks along the river front. There are plenty of great drives to explore the district. Snow one hour away. The park is a good place to bring the kids bikes.
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Reply By: Happy Frank - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 09:06

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 09:06
If you want to camp what about Sunset Nationals Park, rarely rains there, good variety of scenery, close to Mildura if it does rain and you want to retreat to a cabin.
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Reply By: George_M - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:28

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:28
Jude

Wingan Inlet in Croajingolong National Park has always been a favourite of mine. There are plenty of things to do for kids, particularly if you can borrow or hire a canoe. And the fishing is pretty good, too.

Good camping in reasonably private areas, a good water supply, and a communal cooking area.

Have a good trip!

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Reply By: Member - David C2 (VIC) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:20

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:20
Hi Jude, Travel up to Nagambie only 1 .30 mins from Melbourne, better weather, great caravan park with cabins, do some fishing, looking around small country town, you are only 30mins from Shepparton. You have Ardmona Kids Town, the boys will like that and you can stock the pantry at factory sales outlet.

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Reply By: KangarooJack - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:36

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 11:36
Take them along the Great Ocean Road. Plenty of cheap places to stay.Apollo Bay has some great caravan parks.
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Follow Up By: Peter W - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 16:21

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 16:21
Have you considered Gellibrand River?
Your side of town and between Colac and the Great Ocean Road so you have the Otways NP with bush/waterfalls/Otway Fly Tree Top walk and the surf down at places like Johanna.
Good CP (cabins) at Gellibrand River and if you did decide to camp you could go to the lovely spot at Dando's Camp

http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=47

Kid safe CP with TV room, great camp kitchen(s) and good space to run around or ride their bikes.
A good pool also but probably not in August!!!

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Reply By: wendys - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 17:03

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 17:03
What about Echuca? Because it is not holiday or "peak" time then, you might get a reasonable priced cabin - there's a lot of caravan parks around Echuca and Moama. Boys might enjoy paddle steamers and the historic port area. Weather might be a bit nicer than along the coast.
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Reply By: Jude&theboys - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 16:39

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 16:39
thanks everyone. Being born in SA there is lots of vic that I have yet to see and there have been some fabulous looking places (made for less aimless googling). Meanwhile I've been offered free use of a beach house at paradise beach....and the joey scouts have a family day smack in the middle of the weekend I was going to go - was just going to skip it but it appears it is a requirement for his badge so trying to decide should we stay or should we go!
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Reply By: Fatso - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 19:52

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 19:52
This time of year it seems like it's Port Douglas.
There are that many Victorians there you might as well change the post code
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Reply By: Troppo Tom (Virginia, N.T.) - Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 14:51

Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 14:51
Highways heading interstate! ;-)
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