We will be traveling with 3 kids (12,10 and 6) from 10 - 18 Nov 2012
The plan is to rent a car and visit all out of town attractions for the 1st half of our journey and CBD will be covered using the public transport.
10 NOV 2012 (Sat)
9.30am land at Tullamarine Airport and pickup our ride (Tarago)
Detour to Essendon DFO for WorldKitchen, food supply and clothes (we bring minimal clothes so can buy more new clothes :P)
Head to Sovereign Hill (close @ 5.30pm)
Spend the night at Grampian/Halls Gap
11 NOV 2012 (Sun)
Visit all attractions at Grampians/Halls Gap (is walking to Balcony too heavy for my kids ?)
Visit 12 Apostle at sunset (checked sunset on 11/11/12 is 8pm, is it correct? A bit off to me)
Backtrack and spend the night at Warrnambool (or should I just stay at Port Campbell)
12 NOV 2012 (Mon)
12 Apostle during daylight
Drive slowly and visit all attractions along GOR
Spend the night at Lorne/Geelong (which is better ?)
13 NOV 2012 (Tue)
Head to Queensliff & catch ferry to Sorrento
Visit Mornington area and continue to Philips Island
Spend time visiting PI’s attractions until it’s time for Penguin (7.15pm)
Spend the night at PI
14 NOV 2012 (Wed)
Head to Puffing Billy to catch 1st train ride (10.30am)
Visit other attractions nearby
Head to CBD (maybe detour for Brighton or St Kilda)
Check in hotel and return our Tarago
15 NOV 2012 (Thu) – 18 NOV 2012 will be spent to visit attractions in town on foot or using free/paid transport.
Big question: is GOR less attractive or troublesome to stop and cross the road since we’ll be traveling at the other side of the road instead of the one next to GOR amazing view. Should I reverse my itinerary by starting with Puffing Billy first and only head to CBD from Ballarat .
Your advice is very much appreciated.