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Submitted: Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 12:11
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Hello fellow travelers,
I was after some opinions if possible. We are planing our first big trip. Traveling from Mackay through the inland route to Victoria, via Goondawindi, Dubbo, Echuca, Ballarat, and the Great Ocean Road. Then out to Lakes Entrance. My question is what is the best way back? Or things to see? Considering we have to boys 7 & 5. Is it better going via Jindabyne, Canberra, Bull Mountains. Towoomba Home. Or follow the coast road? Has anyone roughly done this trip? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. The total of the trip will be 4 - 5 weeks max. I look forward to hearing your feedback.
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 13:00

Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 13:00
If you are heading down the newell from Dubbo stop off in Forbes, there's a great free camp by the lake, or 4 caravan parks to choose from. Historic town and a really top class motor museum, with some surprises for everyone. Utes in the paddock out of town a bit. (Yes I do live here)
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 14:05

Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 14:05
Whilst in Dubbo you will probably go to the Zoo, however do not miss the OLd Dubbo Jail right in the main street just up from the Tourist center where there is parking for rigs of all sizes.
Your boys will love the Jail as you will also.

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Reply By: sweetwill - Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 14:44

Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 14:44
hello semi.
if you are planing to travel soon dont forget the long johns cheers bill.
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Follow Up By: traveloz - Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 16:01

Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 16:01
check road conditions around the Snowy Mountains this time of year .. they have had over 1m of snow during the last week .. and that's the beginning of the season
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 at 06:54

Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 at 06:54
Bring plenty of warm clothes, and -10 sleeping bags, as it is cold as down here, near Phillip Island, on the sth coast of Vic.

Check out the Penguin Parade, and the Vietman Muesum, on Phillip Island, if you can handle horizontal rail and really cold winds.
Wonthaggi has a Coal mine tour, and it's brilliant.
Giant worm, at Bass.

If you want really cold then head for the snow fields at Mt Baw Baw.. Brrrrrrrrrr !

Ballarat has Eureka Stockade, and Kriel Castle (spelling)

If you do the great Ocean Rd, then check out the 12 (11, 10) Appostles, and Loch Ard Gorge, thaey are almost together, and is brilliant.

Echuca has some brilliant river rides in Paddle Steamers.

Heaps to do Hope you enjoy ?

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Reply By: "Semi" Grey Nomads - Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 at 08:26

Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 at 08:26
Thanks heaps! Very informative. Brr winter..
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