Luggage and bags: Backpack would have to be my choice with a day pack,I think this is generally the case everywhere in the world?
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Melbourne has a reputation for four seasons in a day and it is very true.It can be 38 degrees for 1-5 days and then if a southerly wind comes in the temperature can drop by 20 degrees within the hour so be prepared.
Summer can be really hot although it doesn't generally get below 10 degrees during winter days.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Depending on where you travel in Victoria some areas have mosquitos a plenty so insect repellent is handy.
Sunscreen is a must, the sun can burn fair skinned folk in 10-15 minutes,best to have long sleeves and pants and a hat especially if you are fair skinned.
Photo Equipment: For camera equipment and batteries etc. there are about 4-5 camera shops in the city centre located around the corner of Lonsdale & Elizabeth sts.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are heaps of campgrounds around Victoria some cost up to about $13 p/night but heaps are free,also on the highways there are rest areas that you can get away with camping at. Even if it is not a listed campsite I've allways found that if you set up camp late and leave early you generally wo'nt get hassled but do not quote me.
Miscellaneous: Victoria has 2 out of the top 10 motorcycle roads in the world apparently.The infamous Great Ocean road and Reefton Spur,heaps of tight winding roads.Take care especially as some of the dirt roads in the mountains can become very lethal after rains.
Luggage and bags: You don't actually need to pack too many warm clothes if you're travelling in winter. Currently we have about 20 degrees (but locals still wear thick sweaters and gloves (???)) While i'm running around in t-shirt!! So if you're coming from some country as far north as northern Europe you'll still find it somewhat summerlike.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A word of warning about Melbourne weather....it changes all the time! If you are here in summer (Dec-Feb), it can be quite hot so make sure you bring shorts/t'shirts/summer dresses etc., and of course something to go swimming in. In summer we have a lot of days in the high 30's.
In the winter months (June-August), make sure you rug up. Although we don't get snow here in the city areas, it can still be quite cold and miserable sometimes. Of course, if you are planning to go to the mountains during this time then you will need clothing for the snow!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Any toiletries or medical supplies you need can be easily purchased from a supermarket or chemist.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are lots of great camping spots throughout Victoria. Make sure you have mosquito repellant, sunscreen, and can cope with a few creepy crawlies!:-)
Luggage and bags: My dad had bad memories about this farm having spent a little time growing up on one and milking cows for me a true blue city boy it was magic .
I recommend The collingwoods children farm for kids my age and older.
Luggage and bags: my mummy is no old bag and ombre better not treat her as one cause mummy has a nasty temper hehehe.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: i always dress to impress the girls.
IF they are cute they have a chance .
Melbourne woman know a well dressed man when they see one.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't pack too many clothings in your suitcase. Clothes in Melbourne are relatively inexpensive... and Aussie designers are one of the best in the world. I usually bring along a half empty luggage and go to Australia to replenish my wardrobe. Really.
Great Australian labels to look out for includes: Coogi, Portman's, Charlie Brown, Lisa Ho, Ken Done, Cue, Collette Dinnigan, Sportsgirl and Country Road.
There are more, of course... but I've just about named my favorites. :-)))
Miscellaneous: Photo Below: That's me (again)... caught UNAWARE (horror of horrors!) on camera whilst busy Christmas shopping in Melbourne Central. Giz! I could strangle that cousin of mine.
'The further you go, the more you shall see and know.' - Medieval Proverb
Luggage and bags: IF you come to melbourne make sure you pack some beers .Because I'm not showing you around with out some reward.Make them carlton cold or crown larger if you want that little bit extra in the ombre tour guide to melbourne lol
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: clothing is such a hard area as our weather is most likely to change 90,000 times in one day.
winter gets very cold and summer can reach 45c so if your a girl I recommend you wear some thing sexy so I will notice you lol.
dont tell cocogal I said that
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: if you want to brink your own medical supplies ,bring insect spray as flies will drive you mad.
most publis toilets should have toilet paper so you shouldnt need to bring that.
maybe a peg for you nose as they can be filthy.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: australian sun is said to be the most harsh in the world in regardas to the UV factor.
you will need a hat a good 15 plus sun screen and plenty of beers to help you relax.
an extra pic
Miscellaneous: Thought to add an extra pic... this is Mentone Beach in the south-eastern suburban area of Melbourne. A great place for windsurfing and kite surfing.
Luggage and bags: Australia has a hell of a lot of small, bothersome flying insects. Be prepared if you are heading outdoors.
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