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    Default Melbourne ladies i need ur help re: holiday!

    Hi we are in SA so have no idea.

    Found out today that we are going to Melbourne for a week in Oct 2014 ( a while away i.know but i like to be super organised)

    Im needing to know where to look for accomodation within 30 mins from Olympic Park. Would prefer caravan park cabin type accomodation as opposed to a hotel but any recs welcome. What areas should i look and is there even caravan parks within this distance from the park?

    Also ideas on things to do. We will be busy for 3 full days of the trip but other than that we want to do some shopping and sight seeing again in that general area if possible. Was thinking Melbourne Zoo ( is that what its called?) and the dfo ( not sure where this is located either)....


    So any tips would be helpful. We are driving over and i hate city traffic too eek!!
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    30 mins from Olympic Park is still inner Melbourne (traffic dependent I guess) and I don't think there would be any caravan parks. Other members might know better though! There are a couple of DFO's and the zoo is great!

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    I agree. You will be hard pressed to find a caravan park 30 minutes from the CBD.

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    Ah ok i have no idea....lol.

    Any accomodation within walking distance from olympic park then?

    Any tips would be much appreciated

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    There are a few caravan parks within 30 mins of the city, but by all accounts they are awful. How would you feel about a hostel? There's a YHA near me in North Melbourne, it always has lots of families and sometimes small school groups. Walking distance to the zoo, markets, lygon st restaurants and at a pinch the CBD. I wouldn't drive in Melbourne, I would just catch pt.

    ETA the caravan parks are in Braybrook and Coburg. They look like refugee camps.

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    Thanks FL. Im pretty easy but we will have a 4 yr old and a baby ( hopefully) by that time too. So North Melbourne is nice and central them it seems? How far to olympic park? Would it b easy to just jump on a bus to get there?

    Sorry about all the Qs just want it to be as stress free as possible!

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    Im thinking it may just be easier to fly over and catch taxis and pt.

    Just a bit funny about no car seats and 2 little ones i guess....

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    It would be 2 trams to Olympic Park. Or you could stay somewhere like Richmond or East Melbourne in a serviced apartment which would be walking distance, but would cost a fair bit more.

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    Ok thanks i looked on google maps and North Melbourne looks good as far as location. Do you have any idea how long those 2 trams would take to get there? Or we could taxi it i guess.....

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    It would be pretty close to half an hour on the two trams, depending on connections

    Take a look at this site to work out what to catch and when:

    http://jp.ptv.vic.gov.au/ptv/XSLT_TR...T2?language=en

    And here is the site for the hostel
    http://www3.yha.com.au/hostels/vic/m...-metro-hostel/

    There's one in the cbd too, but it's not as family friendly.
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