Punt Hill The Stanton

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

622 St Kilda Rd., Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
Punthill The Stanton
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by HLE


I am 21 years old and I will be travelling to Australia at the beginning of November and am going to be staying with a family member who lives in Merrigum. From what i understand, Merrigum is rather a small town and was wondering if anybody knows about public transport and anything that may be of any interest of visiting fairly close as I am a little nervous about being stuck out in the sticks whilst my uncle is at work etc?? Any help would be very much appreciated!

Ta x

Re: Travels

by johnfromoz

Public transport to Merrigum will be almost non existent, it will certainly not take you from Merrigum to places of interest such as the Barmah state forest, the Murray river or Mount Buffalo which would be of interest for bushwalking & sightseeing. I would not recommend bushwalking alone unless you are experienced as it is easy to get lost as most of the tracks are fairly sparsely marked.You will need a car to get around, visit Beechworth which is a lovely town with plenty to see & do for a day or too. I would talk to your uncle he probably has a good knowledge of the local area as to what to see & do.
hope you have a wonderful time in Australia

Re: Travels

by craic


check out this site for v-line trains

it seems you have to get a bus to either Murchison east or Seymour then a train into Southern Cross Station in Melbourne (I clicked Flinders Street Station but they diverted me to Southern Cross)

the shortest journey takes about two hours

Re: Travels

by craic

oh and once you are in Melbourne there is a free tram (a sort of brownish maroon shade, which circles the city and places of interest to get you orientated)

Re: Travels

by swissfondue

I hope you are going to get the opportunity to visit and/or stay in Melbourne before or after visiting your uncle as there is litttle, make that nothing for a 21 year old to do in Merrigum.

Without a car you will have very limited options, but you could spend the day in either Shepparton or Echuca. There is an infrequent bus service from Merrigum. The V-Line website suggested by Craic will give you details.

Re: Travels

by HLE

Many thanks for all your replies. I will certainly find the v line trains very useful.

I shall be in Australia for around 7 months in total and am hoping to be visiting Melbourne, Sydney and all main sights within that time. I should find my feet pretty quickly with my Uncle being a local, just a bit nervous at the moment so trying to gather as much information as possible. Thanks again - i'm sure i will have a wonderful time! :)

Re: Travels

by craic

7 months eh - great! - just ask about anything you are not sure of - plenty of people on Vt to help you out

Re: Travels

by swissfondue

Ditto. I'm a Melbourne girl so I can help you out there if needed. Heidi.

Re: Travels

by aaron92

i must say u really are so beautiful....unfortunately im NOT in melbourne. but if u ever cum to fiji, jst let me know..lolz. latrz

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Address: 622 St Kilda Rd., Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia