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 restaurants so we just had to do it along the trip.
My Perth winter travel tips, the tips is for Perth but besides the winter clothing which you have to bring super thick ones to Melbourne, the rest is pretty similar: http://blessedlittletravelers.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/travel-tips-to-perth-in-winter.html
ETA application: https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETAS3/etas
Make sure apply at least 1-2 days prior to departure dates to save $$$
|2 checked in bag on our way to Melbourne|
|The two cheeky one playing while waiting ..so cute!|
|Pretty model for the trunki...|
|A shot on me by our little photographer|
|A photo opportunity before the check in gate...|
|Time to go...!!! Lets go!!!|
|On board EK404|
|Girl and the mummy|
One of the flight attendant also mention that we can take photo using the polaroid camera and get the photos as souvenir but in the end, he didnt come around to help us take...oh well....
|Soft toy with a blanket! Wow! I want one too!|
|My low fat low cholesterol meal...|
|Enjoying, eating and watching|
There is also free WIFI on board. How cool is that! You get to stay in touch.... free wifi is for 10MB only but you can pay USD$1 for 500MB which is a super good deal for on-air wifi.
|Free wifi on board|
|Camera on plane|
Day 1-- heading to Phillips Island and we had great time at Penguin Parade