Sis, BIL and little niece were in Melbourne earlier this month for a holidays, taking advantage of one of the two 4 days long weekend (Easter & Christmas). They were here for about 11 days. Most people asked, "Where are you taking them?" My answer was, "I didn't, they are bringing me around." Entirely true because sis planned the itinerary and they rented a car, I tagged along with their getaway. :P (*insert sheepish smile*)
Hehehe.. her original itinerary below.
04/04, Day 01 (Sat) - Touched down in Melbourne, rest and relax
05/04, Day 02 (Sun) - Rippon Lea House & Gardens, Phillip Island
06/04, Day 03 (Mon) - Sand Sculpture in Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat
07/04, Day 04 (Tue) - Melbourne CBD (Eureka Tower, Yarra River, St Kilda Beach, Botanical Garden - Free & Easy)
08/04 Day 05 (Wed) - Puffing Billy
09/04 Day 06 (Thu) - Great Ocean Road
10/04 Day 07 (Fri) - Great Ocean Road, return to Melbourne
11/04 Day 08 (Sat) - Yarra Valley
12/04 Day 09 (Sun) - St Kilda Beach, or any other CBD
13/04 Day 10 (Mon) - CBD
14/04 Day 11 (Tue) - CBD
15/04 Day 12 (Wed) - Fly out of Melbourne
Sis has very kindly asked if there were anywhere I wanted to go and she would arranged it for the weekend - so you can see I wanted to go to Phillip Island and Yarra Valley. I don't mind going to Mornington Peninsula as my previous trip there was only for hot spring and I was sick the last round sis came. She only had a quick visit to Mornington as well. However as plans do go wrong sometimes... we didn't pre-book our Phillip Island tickets and they were sold out! We forgo Mornington Peninsula and off to Phillip Island for round 2.
I am in money and holidays saving mode at the moment though sitting at home isn't much of money saving either (read: getting driving licence) and day trips helps to ease the itchy feet ;)
Side note: It has been raining and raining, excellent time to be a couch potato, eat some takeaway food and hibernate with a hot chocolate drink!