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Post  reddog on Fri 18 Dec 2015, 9:55 am

My wife and I have a couple of days after the WSBK meet and were wondering if anyone can give us ideas of nice places or things to do around Melbourne. We haven't booked any accommodation for Monday/Tuesday just yet until we decide where we are headed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. We've done the bits in town like the MCG tour etc. before so more looking at places outside of Melbourne I guess.

I believe we fly out some time Wednesday.

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Post  Hammy on Fri 18 Dec 2015, 10:14 am

I'm sure the Vic boys will chime in soon with some good ideas. I lived in Vic for a few years before heading north.  There are some nice and interesting places once you get out of Melbourne. A lot depends on what your interests are.   After the PI long weekend you might want to book into a Betty Ford clinic for a couple of days.  Very Happy

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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 18 Dec 2015, 11:46 am

Werribee Open Range Zoo is worth a trip.
You also have wineries in the Yarra Valley.
There's plenty of cafés and bars and shopping to do in Southbank or Docklands including the Wheel.
The National Gallery will have Tom Roberts on exhibition by then I think and just up in Carlton is the State Museum (fairly new)

You can easily kill a few days in Melb and its easy to get around.

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Post  Chook on Fri 18 Dec 2015, 12:59 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
You can easily kill a few days in Melb and its easy to get around.
LOL, compared to Adelaide's planned grid, no where else is that easy Melbourne included, it is heaps easier than Brisvegas though
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 18 Dec 2015, 1:27 pm

In the Bourke St mall there is a good little information booth (sort of a cart really) and lots of pamphlets. The ladies manning it are really helpful. When I said we wanted to do a pub crawl they even had a brochure on all the pubs and wine bars in the CBD! drunken
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Post  #Tag on Sat 19 Dec 2015, 6:29 pm

Your young'un would probably love the Puffing Billy up in the Dandenongs.
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Post  reddog on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 12:41 pm

Joshua isn't coming over with us, is just the good wife and I. So breweries etc aren't off the cards as long as we can get transport there so we can both taste test Smile
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 3:13 pm

@Chook wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
You can easily kill a few days in Melb and its easy to get around.
LOL, compared to Adelaide's planned grid, no where else is that easy Melbourne included, it is heaps easier than Brisvegas though

Try catching a tram in Adelaide to the good spots ................. Wink

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Post  Chook on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 4:21 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:
You can easily kill a few days in Melb and its easy to get around.
LOL, compared to Adelaide's planned grid, no where else is that easy Melbourne included, it is heaps easier than Brisvegas though

Try catching a tram in Adelaide to the good spots ................. Wink
That's true, our public transport leaves a lot to be desired but getting around by car is bloody easy here.

Although the Tram does do Glenelg to the City (straight through the middle), nearly to Adelaide Oval and out to the Entertainment Centre, they are talking about a few new lines again, why they ever ripped out 99% of the tram system in the 60's is beyond me

....... oh yeh, don't forget we finally got our 1st electrified train line a couple of years ago, jeez, we're up with it now Wink
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Post  madmax on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 4:55 pm

@Chook wrote:getting around by car is bloody easy here.

I always must have gone the wrong way then. I've always found passing through Adelaide to be one complete traffic jam.
Manly Portrush rd

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Post  paul on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 5:02 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:getting around by car is bloody easy here.

I always must have gone the wrong way then. I've always found passing through Adelaide to be one complete traffic jam.
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I see your problem mate .......you should have gone via Morphett Vale for a couple of beers first .

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Post  Chook on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 5:03 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:getting around by car is bloody easy here.

I always must have gone the wrong way then. I've always found passing through Adelaide to be one complete traffic jam.
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It depends what time of the day you get there, anytime outside of peak hour and it's not to bad, I reckon the city ring route (the other option on your map) is quicker though.  
If your'e just travelling from Perth to Melbourne and had no need to go through Adelaide you wouldn't bother, this is heaps quicker....

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Murray+Bridge+SA+5253,+Australia/Angaston,+South+Australia,+Australia/-33.3052386,138.1761543/@-34.1513829,138.4465359,8z/data=!4m15!4m14!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ab70cb9048102ff:0x5033654628eff50!2m2!1d139.2747261!2d-35.1197018!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ab9c23945330b7d:0x5033654628efd20!2m2!1d139.0480842!2d-34.5011446!1m0!3e0
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Post  Chook on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 5:04 pm

@paul wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:getting around by car is bloody easy here.

I always must have gone the wrong way then. I've always found passing through Adelaide to be one complete traffic jam.
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I see your problem mate .......you should have gone via Morphett Vale for a couple of beers first .
Now you are sending him on a wild goose chase  Laughing
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Post  madmax on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 5:14 pm

@paul wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:getting around by car is bloody easy here.

I always must have gone the wrong way then. I've always found passing through Adelaide to be one complete traffic jam.
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I see your problem mate .......you should have gone via Morphett Vale for a couple of beers first .

I see where i went wrong Smile Cheers Paul

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Post  madmax on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 5:15 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:getting around by car is bloody easy here.

I always must have gone the wrong way then. I've always found passing through Adelaide to be one complete traffic jam.
Manly Portrush rd

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It depends what time of the day you get there, anytime outside of peak hour and it's not to bad, I reckon the city ring route (the other option on your map) is quicker though.  
If your'e just travelling from Perth to Melbourne and had no need to go through Adelaide you wouldn't bother, this is heaps quicker....

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Murray+Bridge+SA+5253,+Australia/Angaston,+South+Australia,+Australia/-33.3052386,138.1761543/@-34.1513829,138.4465359,8z/data=!4m15!4m14!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ab70cb9048102ff:0x5033654628eff50!2m2!1d139.2747261!2d-35.1197018!1m5!1m1!1s0x6ab9c23945330b7d:0x5033654628efd20!2m2!1d139.0480842!2d-34.5011446!1m0!3e0

Thanks Chook I'll keep that in mind for my ride over to WA Christmas 2017

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Post  Chook on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 5:43 pm

You could always spend a night here on the way though Wink
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Post  madmax on Sun 20 Dec 2015, 6:54 pm

@Chook wrote:You could always spend a night here on the way though Wink

Cheers mate, I might just take you up on that

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