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Halfway meeing point between Sydney and Melbourne

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Halfway meeing point between Sydney and Melbourne

We are in Melbourne and want to meet up for a short holiday with friends from Sydney this Easter. Last year we went to near Pambula, this year we would like to try somewhere else. We will be driving. We have children aged 3, 5 and 6. We are looking for somewhere ideally midpoint between our two cities, and as it is only for 3 nights we want to keep driving time to a minimum! Suggested accomodation would also be welcome.

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1. Re: Halfway meeing point between Sydney and Melbourne

Well, it's not exactly halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, but you do know how Canberra came to be :-)

The kids would love places like Questacon and Cockington Green.

http://www.questacon.edu.au/

http://www.cockingtongreen.com.au/

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2. Re: Halfway meeing point between Sydney and Melbourne

Yes, McKnee has given you a good meeting point. You could stay at a caravan park where there are playgrounds for the children.

Dubbo could be a good place with the open range animal park to visit.

Echuca on the Murray River has lots of caravan parks and things for children. or maybe Wodonga /Albury. Not sure what are the entertainments for children there.

Bright may be a little far for your Sydney family to drive, but it is a beautiful spot.

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3. Re: Halfway meeing point between Sydney and Melbourne

Having undertaken a few trips between Sydney and Melbourne, a few places come to mind.

To me, Canberra is out of the way, but if you have a few days, it can be a good short-stay location.

Albury is a good choice and is located right on the Hume Highway - a point you have to pass through to get to Melbourne. Plenty of accommodation options and it is located right on the Murray. Lake Hume Resort is ideal for kids with plenty of water-sport activities to do located on Lake Hume.

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4. Re: Halfway meeing point between Sydney and Melbourne

If you want to keep driving to a minimum along the Coastal route it will be busy and slow at Easter and having to spit the route between two the cities would be difficult...you would be looking at least 6 - 7hrs drive each to make it fair..for example :

from Melbourne to Tathra 7-8hrs

From Sydney Tathra 6 hrs.

Otherwise, you do have areas that have already been suggested like Canberra or Jindabyne in Kosciuszko National Park. The mountains can be fun at this time of the month.

Melbourne - to Jindabyne - 6 .5hrs.

Sydney - to Jindabyne - 6.5hrs.

wotif.com/hotels/australia-nsw-jindabyne-hot…

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