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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2015, 11:13:45 AM »
I'd venture to guess that he did GOR+Grampians+PH MEL for shabbos+PH SYD and loved each of those as I promised that he would when he wanted to back out of flying to AU.

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: January 03, 2016, 05:55:14 PM »
Need to confirm,
This make sense ?

Arrive SYD late Monday
PH Sydney Monday Night
Monday Evening & Tuesday Sydney

Flight to MEL, When ? Tuesday evening ? Wednesday Morning ?

1 or 2 nights at PH Melbourne
GOR & Grampians National Park - Wednesday & Thursday

Leaving MEL Thursday Night

any input ?
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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: January 03, 2016, 06:18:41 PM »
You wouldn't stay at PH MEL if doing GOR and Gramps. Nowhere near.
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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: January 03, 2016, 06:26:51 PM »
You can't spend more time in SYD? You need at least 2-3 days there IMO. Where are you spending shabbos?

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: January 03, 2016, 06:28:53 PM »
You can't spend more time in SYD? You need at least 2-3 days there IMO. Where are you spending shabbos?
I'm only there from Monday night to Thursday Evening.

I appreciate your responses. May I bother you guys for any help and advise what I should focus on to maximize my minimal stay ?

was I way off in my estimate above ?

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: January 03, 2016, 06:30:08 PM »
Maybe I should do ?

PH SYD Monday Night
Tuesday to MEL
PH MEL Tuesday Night

Wednesday & Thursday Morning = GOR & Grampians

Thursday leaving MEL back to TLV

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: January 03, 2016, 06:39:32 PM »
I would do either SYD or GOR, not both in the 4 days you have. Way to much travel. You can easily spend 5 days in each city. Don't plan the trip around the PHs, just the activities. If you skip the GOR and just do MEL then it's barley possible to do SYD also, though I'd just do one. תפסת מרובה לא תפסת.

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: January 03, 2016, 06:53:54 PM »
I would do either SYD or GOR, not both in the 4 days you have. Way to much travel. You can easily spend 5 days in each city. Don't plan the trip around the PHs, just the activities. If you skip the GOR and just do MEL then it's barley possible to do SYD also, though I'd just do one. תפסת מרובה לא תפסת.
Exactly, but who goes to AU for 3 days anyway?
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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: January 03, 2016, 07:05:42 PM »
Exactly, but who goes to AU for 3 days anyway?
Another valid point. The only time it makes sense to go to Australia for less than 10 7 days is if you're spending time in NZ and are just stopping in Australia for shabbos on the way.

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: January 03, 2016, 09:11:58 PM »
U can't do gor and Grampians in 2 days.
U also don't need to stay in mel for a day.  Fly from syd on a early morning flight and drive straight from the airport to gor.
Do mel on your last day

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: January 03, 2016, 09:32:06 PM »
U can't do gor and Grampians in 2 days.
U also don't need to stay in mel for a day.  Fly from syd on a early morning flight and drive straight from the airport to gor.
Do mel on your last day
Are you actually recommending he do SYD and MEL in 4 days?!?!

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2016, 09:36:14 PM »
No, but if he really wants to do more then just syd. Theres plenty to do in sydney, it's really a beautiful city.
U can also do the blue mountains and the animal park (can pet koala and kangaroos) and the caverns (forgot what its called)
The first 2 is a full day, short drive from Sydney

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: January 03, 2016, 10:30:28 PM »
Stay in Melbourne for a day and go see some of the Australian sports. They are quite amazing especially Australian football.  This time if year is mainly cricket but still the BBL (big bash league) is quite entertaining.

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: January 03, 2016, 10:33:00 PM »
Stay in Melbourne for a day and go see some of the Australian sports. They are quite amazing especially Australian football.  This time if year is mainly cricket but still the BBL (big bash league) is quite entertaining.
He's flying to AU for 3 days and he should spend 1 day watching an extended length baseball game of teams he won't care about?
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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: January 03, 2016, 10:36:03 PM »
BBL is the shortened version of the game. I would never suggest that a full length cricket game is entertaining. These usually start around 7 and end around 9:30-10.

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: January 03, 2016, 11:41:24 PM »
Took Grampians off my itinerary.

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: January 03, 2016, 11:44:50 PM »
Took Grampians off my itinerary.
Smart move. You can still do the GOR in one day, just turn around after the 12 Apostles.

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: January 03, 2016, 11:49:03 PM »
U can turn around before the 12 apostles if u don't have time.  Unless your viewing at sunset,  their just formations of rocks in the water that they make a big deal of to create tourist hype

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: January 03, 2016, 11:52:12 PM »
Either do SYD or MEL or CNS.
To do more than one place in 3 nights is silly. Going all the way there for 3 nights is also silly, but I digress.
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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: January 24, 2016, 01:12:12 PM »
How did you guys decide where to stay overnight at the GOR? I've read trip reports of people saying Port Campbell or Apollo Bay but does anyone have a reason to do one over the other? I would be leaving early AM from Melbourne to start the trip. Thank you!