Clarion Suites Milano Swanston

8 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
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Melbourne or Melbourne-Sydney

by yp71sg

Hi all,

My family (2 adults and 2 girls, 5 & 9 years old) will be arriving Melbourne next week for 8 days, then depart from Sydney. We initially planned a Mel-Syd self-drive trip along coastal route. Later, I realised the GOR and would like to do it. Also planned to spend 2-3 days on Phillip Island as I thought there are more activities for families. But in this case, there will only be 3-4 days left to drive between Mel-Syd, which might be tiring and boring for the kids. So now I am contemplating to scrap the Mel-Syd drive, and spend all 8 days around west (GOR) and east (phillip island / mornington peninsula /others??) We really just want a relaxing vacation and we love to get close to nature, so not quite interested within the cities.
(This second option is of course provided I still get to change my flight)

May I have some comments / views from anyone as to which could be a better option? Thank you.

Re: Melbourne or Melbourne-Sydney

by TheWanderingCamel

You could easily spend all your time in Victoria as you suggest. Between Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula the Australian Garden at Cranbourne ( is really lovely and not too far away both children and adults will enjoy a visit to Coal Creek Historic Village (

Re: Melbourne or Melbourne-Sydney

by balhannah

I agree with Wandering Camel,what has already been mentioned, plus, there is stacks to fill in your time in Victoria.
There is the pretty Yarra Valley with its Wineries, the Dandenongs are beautiful, Mornington Peninsula, and Wilson's Promontory. This official website is excellent.........
Ballarat is nice, and just 90mins from Melbourne, it has an excellent Gold rush village called "Sovereign Hill"
check out their -
All this without checking out Melbourne itself!
The drive to Sydney along the coast can be boring in places, especially through the Cann River .

Travel Tips for Melbourne

A great Melbourne icon - Trams!

by jrs1234

Take a ride on a tram! The tram is a real Melbourne icon, and it's a great way of getting about. The tram network is quite widespread and will take you to most of the inner suburbs. If you're travelling around the city, consider buying an all day ticket - the price compares well with single-trip tickets.

For route maps and fare info, visit the official VicTrip website.

Jesus and hot sun

by l_joo

Two believers standing in the background each have an emblem attached over their pocket "Jesus loves you (surprisingly in Chinese)". They both smile amiably to me. This building with big columns is likely a gallery/library, majestic looking, located somewhere in within city centre. A few steps from where I sit, I saw many peoples lying down on grass to absorb sunlight, and I (equator dweller) find it very uncomfortable doing that. People in my country would rather shelter underneath umbrellas.

I saw an unknown object

by l_joo

Somewhere in the city I saw an unknown object, fresh apple green of color, fat and short, rounded shape, moving, shivering, speechless but noisy, I have to show in VT, this is something must not miss in Melbourne.

Packing List

by blueangel

i would recommend a sling bag which you can sling to the front as it is safer when you are walking in a crowd...that way,you can keep an eye on your stuff gloves and scarves esp if you are goin to see the penguin show as the winds that come in from the sea are very strong and cold motion sickness pills

Walking along Yarra River

by globetrotter06

Yarra River divides Melbourne into two parts. However, the main part of the city centre is located on the north-eastern side of the river. It's nice walking along the river, if you want to escape the traffic, and it should be good for biking as well.


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 Clarion Suites Milano Swanston

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Address: 8 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia