Thanks to initial help from this forum we are planning trip for May.
Arrive Melbourne at 5am (yuk) on Sunday 1 May and depart afternoon 12 May.
This is a first go at a schedule:
thinking of say 2 nights Melbourne (maybe the Blackman or Olsen?)
then getting a hire car and doing 1/2 nts in Yarra Valley (Balgownie or Sebel?)
then over to Lorne 2 nts,
Apollo Bay 1/2 nts?
and Warrnambool 2 nts(Comfort Inn on Raglan or Sebel?) and back to Melbourne for last night.
Does this make any sense?
Is there a better order to do things?
If we stay in Lorne do we need to stay Apollo Bay too ( we do like leisurely touring rather than rushed)
Like seeing some sights - specially scenic, not great shoppers, love food, love wine, love a bit of people watching, but also happy curling up with a dvd and a bottle of wine at night too.
Are these hotels ok or has anyone any GREAT recommendations?
Where is best area to stay in Melbourne before we pick up car?
Overall happy to mix trendy/trad/luxe and basic - but clean is a must. Looking at prices it's pretty pricey compared to Europe, but that's life. Max prob $240 pn but like to get cheaper if poss
Can't wait for a flat white and a hedgehog (neither available here!!)