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Hi Travel Buddies,

We have been to Melbourne a few times but we have never stepped into Mornington Peninsula.  Finally we have the chance to visit last week and we realised there is so much to explore the entire region and one day is certainly not enough.

We started our day at The Peninsula Hot Springs, spent almost 3 hours to revitalize and recharge our bodies.  It was a short drive from the hot springs to Point Nepean National Park.  The park was originally used to quarantine people arriving in Victoria and it was also a military training ground. You can walk all the way to the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, enjoy the Mediterranean like ocean and bay views or do other walking trails in the park if you have the time.

Most of you may have heard about the famous London Bridge at Great Ocean Road.  If you are coming into the Point Nepean National Park, you cannot miss this London Bridge – equally stunning stone formation nicely tucked away at the back beach of Portsea. London Bridge at Mornington Peninsula

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Hi Travel Buddies,

You may have heard that if you make any credit card purchases in Australia, you will need to provide your credit card PIN (Personal Identification Number) instead of signatures with effect from 1 August 2014.

Please note that this applies to not only credit cards issued in Australia, but also credit cards issued overseas.  We were asked several times over the counter when we try to make purchases using our credit cards issued in Singapore.

You may get away in some retail shops but we strongly advise foreigners to obtain their PIN in their home country to minimise any inconveniences.

 

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Hi Travel Buddies,

The Peninsula Hot Springs is probably the best hot springs that we have ever visited.  You can relax and rejuvenate in the regions first natural hot springs and day spa centre in just about 90 minutes drive from Melbourne.Peninsula Hot Springs

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Hi Travel Buddies,

We planned an en-route to Steavenson Falls on the way back to Melbourne from Mt Buller last week.

This falls is simply spectacular and we highly recommended that you make a detour if you are visiting this area.

If you are driving from Melbourne, it is approximately 100 kilometres northeast and takes you about 1.75 hours.

Steavenson Falls

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Hi Travel Buddies,

Bumper snow fall this season has attracted a high number of visitors flocked to Mt Buller and nearby ski resorts this year.

We finally got our own car and decided to set off a day trip to Mt Buller last week. Mt Buller is the most popular alpine resort in Victoria, stands 1805m above sea level, located 248kms north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield, just 3 hours drive away from Melbourne.

Mt Buller

If you are a first timer thinking of driving up to Mt Buller during winter, it may be helpful for you to read through and pick up some tips here before heading off. Read More→

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