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Posted February 4th, 2009 - 9:43 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
There is a lot to explore around Melbourne if you are up for a hike/camping trip!

Popular destinations are e.g.

- Great Ocean Road
- Grampians
- Wilsons Prom
- Dandenong Ranges

Add info here!!

Posted February 4th, 2009 - 9:49 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)

There is a classic interior for a 2-3 day trip with overnight camping at the Great Ocean Road put together by Alisdair aka. MELBOURNEXPERIENCE which proved already many times to be excellent:

"Meet everyone at Southern Cross around 7:30 am .
Coffee/Breakfast at Gloria Jeans opposite.

Fill up at the Todd Road service centre, from here on
we split the fuel bill.

Stop at Aldi on the Princes fwy, just north of Geelong ,
I get 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, we divide the bill.

I then go on the great ocean road, I normally try to
see the lighthouse at Aireys Inlet, Erskine Falls , and
maybe beauchamp falls. See Koalas at Kennett River , ask
the general store for directions.

Dinner in apollo bay we eat out, that's each
individuals cost. I then drive after dark to Johanna
beach and camp there for free.

If you have the energy you can go further to Melba
Gully and see glow worms in the dark, normally I'm
sleeping though.

The next morning it's breakfast at the camp site. Then
if anyone needs nicer toilets stop at the service
station general store at Laver's Hill.

Then it's the Gibson Steps, 12 Apostles, and Loch Ard
Gorge, then I have lunch at Port Campbell, and I go to
Waves restaurant for a fantastic take away coffee.

There's also a nice souvenier shop opposite if you want

Then back on the Great Ocean Road, seeing all the
sights, like the Arch, London Bridge The Grotto, Bay
of Martyrs, Worm bay - it's hard to see the turn off
point, and Bay of Islands, then I turn off towards
Colac, I don't normally go to Warrnambool. If you have
time to get to Port Fairy it's nice, but it's old
buildings, not much on the scenery side.

I'm normally back to the Todd rd service station by
about 9 pm , and we fill up again and divide the fuel

I normally do it in 2 days, but it's better in 3 if you

Thanks to Alisdair ;)

Posted February 5th, 2009 - 3:21 am by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
This sounds so great. Tokumbo (my husband) and I are coming to Melbourne March 14th and would love to take a trip like this on the Great Ocean Road.

Thanks for the tips Martin!

Posted February 15th, 2009 - 5:06 pm by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
I thought that post looked familiar.
I'm going camping on 4th and 5th of March if anyone is interested, see the Melbourne group.

Posted February 18th, 2009 - 4:11 am by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
We rented a car from vroom vroom vroom (love that name) and will be off on March 15 - 17. Anyone want to caravan with us is welcome to join!

Posted June 28th, 2011 - 12:53 am from Melbourne, Australia
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Posted July 4th, 2011 - 11:39 am by from Melbourne, Australia (Permalink)
I'm thinking of going to the Otways in about a week.