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Feb 2, 2013 - Melbourne

Today is a washing and caravan maintenance day, Steph did the washing early, I did a couple of small maintenance jobs on the van,then there was a little shop, fuel up and get ready for a catch up with my niece Emma and her boyfriend Gareth at 1pm. We had a good afternoon catch up and a few drinks and nibbles with the guys at the caravan park. We are out with Gordon again tonight as we are leaving Melbourne tomorrow and going to head to the Werribee Open plains Zoo then probably stay at a free camp on the way to Geelong tomorrow night. We...

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Feb 2, 2013 - Fly to Melbourne, Australia

We made it to Melbourne, Australia...4 flights, 22 hours of flying time and over 11,000 miles. We started from airport in Daytona Beach to Atlanta to LA to Sydney and then to Melbourne. We each have one 21" suitcase and duffel bag so we can carried on our luggage (no lost/delayed luggage worries). Thanks to Delta Sky miles, Jim was able to get us some good airline seats on a huge Boeing 777 that recline all the way. They were big leather-like chairs that would recline all the way down or into any comfortable position that you would like....

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Feb 1, 2013 - Puffing Billy

We had an early start to the day as we were going to go for a ride on the Puffing Billy train and were not sure how to get there, and it was going to be during peak hour. Gordon picked us up at 8 am (and we are on holidays !!) We got there with a few detours with about 5 minutes to spare. And yes it was raining, but we got our tickets and onto the train OK. It was very cold on the trip up but it was a good trip, we stopped at Lakeside for 1 hour and had a bit of a look around and a coffee. Left at 12.30 pm for the trip back to Belgrade, on...

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Jan 31, 2013 - MCG Tour

I thank all of you who picked up the intentional photo double up !!!! It has now been rectified. Well on Monday 29 th we did the MCG and National Sports Museum tours, this was well worth the entry price and we had to keep going out and feeding the parking meter. I think we spent about 5 hours there and could of stayed longer. After a while I realised that I had a missed call from my mate Gordon who has come to Melbourne to spend a few days with us and then next week attend to some business. We caught us with Gordy for tea and had a great...

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Jan 28, 2013 - Melbourne

We decided to do the Melbourne Aquarium, well to say we have picked the wrong day to do things, to start with I could not get to a parking bay and ended up on a freeway/tollway OOPS. We ended up getting to the Aquarium and had a great day EXCEPT !! last day of school holidays and a special family price. To say it was full of family's is an understatement, and most of them had prams. Even though it was very busy we had a good day and spent a lot of time there.

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Jan 27, 2013 - Latrobe to Melbourne

Well this morning was an early start as we had to be ready to board the Spirit of Tasmania at 6.30 am. We woke at 5 am as normal for us it was raining, lucky we had done a lot of packing the van up the day before so basically all we had to do was have a shower and hook up. For a change our luck with the weather changed and just before 6 it stopped raining so we didn't get wet while hooking up. We were down at the ferry at 6.30 just as they were starting to load up, went through the Security checks and waited a short while in line then on we...

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Jan 15, 2013 - Day 05

Day 5 – Melbourne 15th January 2013 Arrived in Melbourne this morning docking at about 7am, entering Port Phillip Bay sailing between Point Nepean and Point Lonsdale. We caught up with some previous travelers. Steve and Eddie picked us up from the docks at a bit after 8am. They showed us all around Melbourne (all the important places to see) and then took us down to a small bowling club where they made the movie Crackerjack. We had lunch in the Crackerjack café there overlooking the bay. It was very nice. We were also met by two other...

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Jan 13, 2013 - Sydney, Bondi and Arriving in Melbourne

Hello from Melbourne. We have done so much since the last time I wrote. We visited the Sydney Wildlife, Madame Tussads and Aquarium at Darling Harbour on our first full day in Sydney. First we visited the Sydney Wildlife and Kerry got to see her first Koala and Kangaroo and we saw the biggest croc I have ever seen. It was really interesting to learn about the animals native to Australia and also gave us information on the wildlife we shouldn't go near. Second we went to the Madame Tussads we had pictures next to Justin Bieber, Oliva...

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Jan 11, 2013 - Me in Melbourne Day 11,12,13&14

11 januari aangekomen in Melbourne, ingecheckt bij het hostel en doorgegaan naar het Melbourne museum. Daarna doorgegaan naar de Australian open, en een aantal wedstrijden gekeken. 12, 13 & 14 januari verder Melbourne ontdekt. Onder andere naar het cricket stadion, paarden racebaan etc. January 11th arrived in Melbourne, checked in at the hostel and went to the Melbourne museum. Aftherwards I visited the Australian open to watch a few games. January 12th , 13th & 14th discovered Melbourne, cricket stadion, racetrack e.g.

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Jan 10, 2013 - Melbourne (vlucht vanaf Launceston)

Drie nachten Melbourne : 1 avond en 2 volle dagen. Deze stad is niet met Sydney te vergelijken ... Gisteren was het hier 36 graden dus hebben we onze beperkt tot een aantal parken en musea (ofwel schaduw ofwel airco was een must). We zijn ook de stad ingetrokken en er is een mooie mix van oude gebouwen en heel modern. We hebben tijd genoeg om de belangrijkste zaken te zien. Morgen is een transferdag naar de Red Centre. Daar blijven we 5 dagen en we weten nu al dat 1 van de resorts die we aandoen gesloten is wegens bosbrand. Het reisbureau...

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Jan 3, 2013 - Day 10, Chelsea Beach and Kangaroo spotting

Day 10 New Years Day - was a bute. We all rose a little wearily after not returning home until 2 am. Still suffering a bit from time differentials Charl and Chris rose well before the kids. When they did rise they were still suffering from a lack of sleep and didn't fancy spending a day out and about. Andrew and Nessa kindly offered to look after B ecca whilst we went off for a day of our choice. So we hit the highway and headed for .... Starbucks! After a quick coffee and a visit to the shops. We were soon back on the road heading for the...

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Dec 31, 2012 - Days 8 - 9, New Year in Melbourne

Day 8 After an early start and saying a fond farewell to the Milne's, we arrived in Melbourne at around half past 1. Don't want to speak too soon but the journey from Brisbane went like clockwork in fact we arrived in Melbourne 10 mins early. Vanessa and Joe had kindly come to the airport to pick us up. Watching Joe and Bex rekindle their friendship was interesting - they were quite sure what to do but after a brother and sister type hug it took them no time at all to become as thick as thieves. We travelled back to the Smith's abode but...

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