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    Default Melbourne - Australia

    Guys, I am planning to make a trip to downunder next month with me family. Can recommend where I can bring my family to? My kids are 3 years old and 1 plus.

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    The only 2 things that I can remember for Melbourne is the good food and shopping at the Queen Victoria Market(mix of all cultures) and the trip around the Great Ocean Room... nice view of the ocean... good beach to relax (some areas have calm beaches whereby wave is not too strong) I guess you can show down you pace of life... as for kids I can't think of what they can do or like to do there.
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    For Melbourne the zoo and Philip island are highly recommended for kids.
    Aus is all about nature so the dandenong ranges, Great ocean road, and the Grampians are good
    but only if your kids can take long drives there otherwise stick within the city areas
    "He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex." �Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (1953)

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    Great ocean road is a must visit, see the 12 apostles. If ur kids likes farm, u might want to consider a farm say at kangaroobie farm.

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    Great ocean road nice...
    Philip island penguin watching not worth..small penguins can hardly see them coming to shore

    Airport check in is a mess, going thru customs so long queue.

    Strongly not recommended!!!
    Dun buy watches or jewelleries or even branded goods in melbourne.
    There is only 1 queue for tax rebate counter in airport after tedious check in, the q was so long and i was forced to abandon my claims or else i miss my flight. The airport staff was unfriendly, i told them they shd process my claims first or hv separate queue for those boarding soon but was told rudely to join the long queue.
    Imagine all those ppl in front of u starting digging their luggage n receipts item by item and the queue has 50 person in front of u. Only 3 counters was opened. I queue for 40 mins and in the end i had to give up my claims worth sgd1000.
    They have a useless tax claims system different from major cities in europe where u can either drop the claims into a box or do all necessary papers in advance outside the customs check in.
    Die die only way is to queue... what stupid system for a first class international airport!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg.watch View Post
    Great ocean road nice...
    Philip island penguin watching not worth..small penguins can hardly see them coming to shore

    Airport check in is a mess, going thru customs so long queue.

    Strongly not recommended!!!
    Dun buy watches or jewelleries or even branded goods in melbourne.
    There is only 1 queue for tax rebate counter in airport after tedious check in, the q was so long and i was forced to abandon my claims or else i miss my flight. The airport staff was unfriendly, i told them they shd process my claims first or hv separate queue for those boarding soon but was told rudely to join the long queue.
    Imagine all those ppl in front of u starting digging their luggage n receipts item by item and the queue has 50 person in front of u. Only 3 counters was opened. I queue for 40 mins and in the end i had to give up my claims worth sgd1000.
    They have a useless tax claims system different from major cities in europe where u can either drop the claims into a box or do all necessary papers in advance outside the customs check in.
    Die die only way is to queue... what stupid system for a first class international airport!!!!!!!!!

    The pam there cheaper then Sg? Care to share how many hrs u arrived prior boarding?
    Thank you

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    watches are not cheap there... expensive

    depends on the flight.
    better if you can be in the airport 3 hours before, so at least u have enough time for the GST claim.
    if you go there 4 hours before normally the airline chk in counter is not yet open.

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    how is the driving there in melbourne?
    is car rental people friendly?

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    I dun recommend driving in melbourne city itself seems complicated to me. I do drive in other areas in Oz like perth, darwin, brisbane etc...maybe its just me that melbourne gives me the creaps of the trams and cars sharing the same path...
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    Hamilton Jazz
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    Latest new toy:-
    Seiko Sumo Diver (daily beater to replace my broken Seamaster)

    Moving into vintage rolex... targeting on good condition DD1803, Explorer1 1016, Explorer2 1655.

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    The challenge driving in melba city is the hook turn
    Have to be careful and look out for the sign at traffic lights
    Usually if tram tracks is on your right be prepared for one
    "He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex." �Ian Fleming, Casino Royale (1953)

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