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Winter in MELBOURNE 2016-Day 1

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After 7 hours, we arrived.....
There is an express lane for family with kids so we cleared custom in no time... this is one of the benefit of bringing young children and many countries do provide a special lane for kids which is good....
After collecting our checked in luggage bag, we queue up for Optus Sim Card for about 30 mins.. It is a very popular prepaid telco company as they provide the best deal. $2 for 500MB each day with unlimited call/text to local number.

Optus $2 for 500MB per day :https://smb.optus.com.au/opfiles/Shop/All/cis/Cis%20Documents/1391513_CIS_Optus_Two_Dollar_Day_4G.pdf

After that, we called Apec Car Rental company and a van came by to bring us to their office. Lots of tourist renting with them and a couple of Apec van came around at the same time. We settle the paperwork and we got our car at 10am local time (There is 2 hours time difference with Singapore).
We rented Hyundai i45 and the car boot is large. We put in a large suitcase, medium suitcase, trunki f…

Winter in MELBOURNE 2016 (Rough planning before the trip and Emirates flight experience)

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We had visited Perth for winter for the last 2 years so this year we wanted to visit a different city for a change. Ding dong a few choices and in the end, we booked our Melbourne trip 2 weeks before the trip (again another last minute trip).

If u also book ticket last minute like us, hopefully my quick guide can help a bit in the booking of hotel, planning etc. So this is roughly what I did....

After booking the air ticket, we took a couple of days to finalise a rough itinerary before we start searching for places to stay. So, the plan is to stay 3 nights at Phillips Island , 3 nights along Great Ocean Road (at 2 different accommodations) and last 4 nights in Melbourne CBD. Thereafter, I start to slowly planned a more detail itinerary by looking at the location and opening hours of the places that we wanted to visit with a focus on animal encounters/park/activities for the kiddos as we are bringing our two little cuties along for the trip! I have not had time to research on restaura…