Best Western Princes Park Motor Inn

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Cnr Royal Parade & Park St., Carlton North, Melbourne, Victoria, 3054, Australia
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wine tour

by tracyskf

Hi, I posted a question on wine tour some time back, and pretty decisive on going with Australian Wine Tour Company, would like to find out:
- how long it takes roughly for the journey to Yarra Valley from CBD? (the tour is for 1 whole day, but I am hoping not to spend too much time on the bus)
- would anyone know if there are any half day tour instead of full day tour from CBD? am on a short trip and pretty much try to squeeze in as many wonderful things as possible.


Re: wine tour

by lynnehamman

There is also a Gray Line Bus tour to Yarra Valley wineries (with wine tasting and lunch) and visiting Blue Dandenongs too.
You will also visit Ferntree Gully,Sherbrooke Forest ( see the Lyrebirds)
The tour costs A$161.00 pp- but is only in daily operation Oct-March, and from April through Sept goes on Mon, Wed. Fri & Sundays.
Departs at 10.00am returns 5.30pm.
Tour number is 344.
Contact Gray Line tours on or phone 1300 85 86 87

Re: wine tour

by Kakapo2

As it takes you one hour to get there from Melbourne, and one hour back, already half of the half day is gone. And if you do not travel by car it takes you even longer to get to a winery because you have to change from the train to a bus, or negotiate a pick-up service. Or pick the closest vineyard to a train station and find out how to get there...

Consulting my winery map of the Yarra Valley, I see that Helen's Hill is the closest one to the Lilydale train station (departure at Flinders Station). But it is only open from Thursday to Sunday. See here:

As you try to accommodate more than one activity into a day, you could go to the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and from there to a nearby winery. There are buses between Lilydale and Healesville.

Rochford Wines (; open daily) and Dominique Portet Winery (; open daily) are nearby, probably even the bus stops there. In total there are nine wineries between Healesville and Lilydale.

What I would do is contact the Yarra Valley Visitor Information Centre (which is BTW located in Healesville), they will be able to tell you for sure how you can turn your plan into reality.

I am sure, it is best to take the train from the CBD, and then plan the wine thing from Lilydale. I would be surprised if you could not manage to visit a winery or two in half a day.

But I do not see any organised half-day tours - and some of the full-day tours are so expensive that you get the impression you have to purchase a part of the property with your wine ;-)


Travel Tips for Melbourne

The beauty of Ocean

by paoseo

Anyone drove along Great Ocean Road knows what I felt.
Every turn view changed, my breath stopped for a while,my eyes grew wider and wider admiring the bauty of the Ocean.
Maybe it sounds silly but some tears rolled down my cheek becuase I could feel that immensity and I was enormously happy to be there!!!
It was as dream coming true, I was afraid of awaking.....I took lots and loots of pics of waves,sand and rocks...all the same and all different one from each other....great memories!!
Here there are some of my prefered pics of Ocean.
The last one I stole it from Aussie 75's collection LOL...I love it!!!

Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building

by ATXtraveler

Melbourne is internationally known for its opportunity and its achievement. Home to one of the richest Gold Rushes the world has ever seen, this town tends to be rather opulent in the buildings and historical markers it creates to attract the world community.

One of these wonderful exhibits is the Royal Exhibition Building, whose main purpose was to bring international recognition to Melbourne as a result of its rich Gold Rush days of the late 1800's. The world answered in 2004 as it recognized the building as a World Heritage site.

Even outside of this magnificent building, the vision of Melbourne's world class status is the Carlton Gardens, which has a beautiful range of colours and is constantly being revised and re-planted to give this building a wonderful look.

The interior of the building is just as magnificent as the outside, and features wonderful wood floors, and large ceilings. There are tours of the building every day at 2pm, and are $5AUD. Date: 25/06/2005 - 31/12/2007
Days: Every Day
Session Times:
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Bookings: Required
Phone: 13 11 02

Venue: Main Foyer, Melbourne Museum
Address: Nicholson St, Carlton, Melbourne
Melway reference: 2B J10
Phone: 61 3 8341 7777
Fax: +61 3 8341 7778

Lavender tree

by l_joo

Lavender tree is the most outstanding among all because of its color, the entire tree is in lavender color, I called it lavender tree but not recognize it actual name. In my country, we don't have such trees such color, so I guess the weather not suitable or maybe soil. And then we have local custom where macho men are supposed to dislike lavender color, reason is they are macho.

weather: Melbourne four season...

by utttz

weather: Melbourne four season in a day..... If you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes! well.... it's true! remember to always have a jacket or something similar with you! Temperature can raise an fall in a minute. And never forget a total protection sun creme, they really DON'T have ozone and skin cancer is one of the top ten ilness down there... take care!

South Melbourne Soccer Club

by grkboiler

(Unfortunately, I got word from my friend that South Melbourne will not be included in the new National Soccer League starting up later this year. It is a terrible situation and a slap in the face to all soccer fans in Melbourne. The team may go bankrupt because of this and may either dissolve or end up playing in the Victorian state leagues. I will update this tip as more news comes in.)

South Melbourne is one of the National Soccer League (NSL) clubs located in Melbourne. It was founded in 1959 as South Melbourne Hellas, which was backed by Greek immigrants. It joined the NSL in 1977 and has won 4 championships to date. The name Hellas was dropped in order to take away the ethnicity in the game.

South Melbourne plays home games at Bob Jane Stadium at Albert Park. Capacity is 14,000. The season lasts from September to February with playoffs after the season. Check the website for schedules. Ticket prices range from AU$5 to $20.


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 Best Western Princes Park Motor Inn

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Address: Cnr Royal Parade & Park St., Carlton North, Melbourne, Victoria, 3054, Australia