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    Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice. We're thinking of hiring a campervan and travelling from Adelaide to Melbourne and looking for advice on where to stop in between.

     

    We'll be travelling for 1 week and have a 7 year old that we'd like to keep entertained on the trip :skeptical:

     

    We'd appreciate any advice you can give

     

    Thanks :wubclub:

     

    jackie

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    Guest guest569

    We went on the overlander ( train ) from Adelaide to Melbourne. It took all day and our kids really enjoyed it. Stayed in cheap accom overnight in melbourne and came back via the ocean road to Adelaide. Stayed ina couple of " Big 4 " camp sites on the way .

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    Guest stufi1997

    Hi Jackie,

    Depends on the route you take... we went to Naracoorte caves and Mount Gambier on a road trip a few weeks ago...If you do go cross country and not just the highway I would recommend stopping in Naracoorte looking at the caves and the swimming lake there is ace for kids. If you stop in Mount Gambier you should take him to the umpherston sinkhole at dusk and take a bag on fruit (they love soft fruit)to hand feed the possums...The blue lake is highly impressive but not to our 9 year old it has to be said....good luck with your travels xx fiona

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    Guest guest569

    isn't the "blue lake " at mount gambier only blue certain months of the year ??

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    Guest stufi1997

    yep it's brilliant blue in the summer...can't remember from when til when, but it was when we were there the end of Jan. xx

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    Guest guest569

    Yes we went early jan last year. It is great to see. Would have to google it to see the months it changes colour.

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    Guest the4hopes
    We went on the overlander ( train ) from Adelaide to Melbourne. It took all day and our kids really enjoyed it. Stayed in cheap accom overnight in melbourne and came back via the ocean road to Adelaide. Stayed ina couple of " Big 4 " camp sites on the way .

     

    How much does the train cost and how do you book?

    Laura

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    Guest guest569

    Here you go...http://www.gsr.com.au/our-trains/the-overland/the-journey.php

    ;)

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    Guest Martin and Val
    We're thinking of hiring a campervan and travelling from Adelaide to Melbourne and looking for advice on where to stop in between. We'd appreciate any advice you can give

    Thanks :wubclub:

    jackie

     

    Hi Jackie,

    Val and I did this in Jan/Feb 2007 from Adelaide to Sydney and had a fantastic time in our Camper stopping off here and there for the night. We found the Big 4 sites are very well equipped. See http://www.big4.com.au/ which may help you.

     

    The route we took and the distances were:

    Adelaide to Kingston SE.

    Kingston SE to Mt Gambier

    Mt Gambier to Port Fairy

    Port Fairy to Port Campbell

    Port Campbell to Apollo Bay

    Apollo Bay to Wye River

    Wye River to Geelong

    Geelong to Ashley Gardens Braybrook, Melbourne

     

    Total distance was 1025 km / 637 miles. The longest stretch was to Mt Gambier which took about 6 hours and from Adelaide to Kingston SE there isn't really anything to stop for. (In our opinion)

     

    We will see if we can find the camp site names we stopped at and post them on here for you, we did try to book them in advance and went for sites with en-suite shower and toilet facilities which were great just reversed in and connected the electric up. So easy.

    We had a fantastic time and sure you will also, we look forward to reading the story of your trip on here one day.

     

    Martin

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    Guest UzinOz

    Does anyone know if you need to stop at caravan parks or can you park other places, the reason I'm asking is because I've phoned round a few caravan parks and they want you to book a minimum stay of 4 nights and we don't want to be in the same place for that long, we werte thinking of taking 2 days to get there and 2 days to get back and 3 days in and around Melbourne and we don't mind "roughing it" there and back.

     

    Thanks for the info so far

     

    Jackie

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    Guest Martin and Val

    We only did over night stops in most of the sites we visited.

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