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Can I wait airside at Melbourne (MEL) until midnight before passing immigration?

I'm planning on travelling to Melbourne and currently hold an Australian eVisitor (subclass 651) visa. It does not have a fixed entry date (I can arrive any time up to the expiry of the visa). The ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Melbourne?

I am from India, now in New Zealand. I have booked a ticket in Qantas Airways: Auckland - Melbourne Terminal 2- Melbourne Terminal 2 - New Delhi, New Delhi to Ahmadabad. I will be staying in ...
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Getting from Avalon Airport (AVV) to Melbourne CBD

One way to get from Avalon Airport to Melbourne CBD is by Avalon City Express. It's 24 AUD one way or 46 AUD roundtrip. I was wondering whether there are any other transportation options that are ...
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Regarding myki Explorer pack

According to this website, the myki Explorer pack includes a day unlimited travel in metropolitan Melbourne. It's also mentioned there that it includes $9 myki Money for travel. Does it mean that ...
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Does one need cash in Australia?

As far as I understand, most (if not all) places in Australia accept credit cards. But are there scenarios when one would still need cash or when using cash is more advantageous? To be specific, I'm ...
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Public transportation options to 12 Apostles

Are there public transportation options from Melbourne to 12 Apostles (and back) that would allow me to make a round-trip within 1 day (e.g. depart Melbourne at 7am and return to Melbourne at 10pm on ...
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6 hours in Melbourne Airport, with bags!

We'll be arriving in Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) T2 at 06:30 in the morning, but our flight to Hobart (from T1) won't take off until 12:45. We've been told we'll have to collect our hold luggage, ...
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Is it realistic to hope for a hitchhike to Werribbe Gorge State Park from Bacchus Marsh/Darley?

I'm in Melbourne for about a month and I've found Werribe State Park to be an interesting place to go for a hike, but I've got a problem - there's no public transport that can get me there. I can get ...
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Dog registration - Australia - moving around areas [closed]

Apologies if this is not in correct area. I will try to be as clear as possible! I am from the UK so I have little knowledge of this - I have looked up information but cannot seem to find anything ...
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Hook turn limitations [closed]

How many vehicles could stand by for a hook turn in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia? I can't find its answer anywhere. And if there's a restriction, what do the vehicles who need to turn, do? Let's ...
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Melbourne: Traveling from Southern Cross station to hotel at 11 PM

Taking the SkyBus to the Southern Cross Station, then was wondering, the shuttle service there, does it get you to any hotel or apartment hotel? How can I find out? I need to reach the corner of La ...
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What is the purpose of hook turns?

Firstly, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask. I just can't really seem to find an answer anywhere. My question is, what is the rationale behind hook turns? While I've never performed one, I ...
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How to get from Cockatoo, Victoria to the Melbourne CBD on public transport?

We're in Cockatoo, Victoria and looking to get to downtown Melbourne on public transport. Cockatoo is a country town but isn't really far from the suburbs these days. We know there's a bus from ...
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What's the cheapest way to get from Melbourne's two airports to Southern Cross Station? [duplicate]

What's the cheapest way to get from Melbourne's two airports to Southern Cross Station? There's buses that run to $20+ each way to each, which seems quite high for public transport so I am curious if ...
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Is 2.5 hours layover at Melbourne airport enough to catch next international flight with different airlines

I have two different ticket bookings on Malaysia Airlines and China Airlines. From KUL-MEL then MEL-CHC, I have a 2.5 hours stop in Melbourne, am I having enough time to catch my next flight? which ...
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Japanese style or themed accommodation in Melbourne

What Japanese-style or Japanese-themed accommodation is available in Melbourne? I tried doing a search for ryokans in Melbourne, and while I've found a number of ryokans in countryside Victoria, ...
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Weather in Australia (Melbourne) summer, winter?

I will go Australia in couple of days for higher education. I searched for the weather in Australia (Melbourne) but I could not get exact information about the current season (summer or hot) in ...
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Is there anywhere at Melbourne Airport to buy a Myki?

I've had a read of the Wikivoyage page for Melbourne airport, and discovered the much much cheaper way into the city via the 901 bus to Broadmeadows then the train. However, in order to do this route,...
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Melbourne unusual/underground dining [closed]

I'm planning to hit melbourne and have a spare night on the 1st Aug. I've heard/see online sometimes they have one-off or irregular special dining events (36 collective, the gypsy kitchen) that are ...
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Is it feasible to visit the Yarra Valley by public transport?

What public transport options are there for getting to the Yarra Valley from Melbourne, and do they stop at tourist sites or are they just local services? It looks like there's no train access to the ...
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Getting between Melbourne's Tullamarine and Avalon airports?

A friend is going to be needing to get from one of Melbourne's airports to the other. There doesn't seem to be any direct transfer. Is there a method (other than taxi) to get from one to the other, ...
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Renting a van for 6-7 people in Australia

I'm looking to travel with my elderly mother, my wife and other family members, across the southeast part of Australia, from Sydney to Adelaide, taking about a week. We may have 6 or 7 in our party. ...
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Are there reliability statistics for overnight trains between Melbourne and Sydney?

I'm looking at flying from Melbourne to Christchurch, but can save a considerable amount if I go via Sydney. I could fly to Sydney, but that relies on using Jetstar for my connection there, who I don'...
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Are there LPG gas stations for cars travelling between Sydney and Melbourne?

We are planning a trip in a dedicated LPG ford and just wanted to know if there are enough gas stations along the way between Sydney and Melbourne
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Where can I buy a cup of 'cat poo' coffee (Kopi Luwak) in Melbourne?

I'm currently in Melbourne, a coffee-lover's paradise. As such, I'm quite keen to try the infamous 'cat poo' coffee (Kopi Luwak) in Melbourne, given that the skill of a Melbourne barista is likely to ...
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Tour or circuit to see different Melbourne neighborhoods?

We plan to spend a week in Melbourne near the end of May. Besides the usual recommended places for typical tourism, we are interested in visiting different neighborhoods in order to understand their ...
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Useable free wifi in Melbourne?

I've been in the city about a day, and like many Australian or New Zealand cities, free wifi is hard to find. The hostel charged, and even McDonalds and Starbucks limit the access. I've got quite a ...
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Driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway, where should we stop for the night?

We'll shortly be driving from Melbourne to Sydney on the Hume Highway and plan to stop for two nights en route. We'll have a late departure from Melbourne, so the goal is to drive only a few hours ...
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Why is Melbourne-Singapore-Melbourne return flight is costlier than Singapore-Melbourne-Singapore return flight? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do return flight costs vary depending on the country of origin? I am trying to book a return flight from Melbourne to Singapore, but it is costing me AUD 999, i.e. almost ...
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Sensible public transport from Melbourne Airport into city center during rush hour?

I'm flying into Melbourne, Australia first thing in the morning in a few weeks. At that time of the morning (rush hour, I assume) a taxi would be madness. What's the most cost efficient form of ...
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Options for Cooking while visiting Australia

I asked a similar question about Canada and was advised to make a separate one for Australia. I'm planning to travel to Australia on my own for about one month - two months, I'll be in Melbourne area ...
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Transport Melbourne to Byron bay via Gold Coast Airport

I currently stay in Melbourne Australia and I want to get to Byron Bay. So what is a convenient and inexpensive way to get from the Gold Coast Airport to Byron bay? For example: a Shuttle bus service.
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Sydney–Melbourne by other means than flying

It's my understanding that nowadays most people travelling between Sydney and Melbourne would fly. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) Besides being more environmentally sustainable, would it make much sense, ...
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Long stopover time in Melbourne Airport

I and my wife have planned for a short Australia tour, just covering Sydney as we have only 5 days in our hands. But it looks like during our return journey we will have a 14 hour stopover time at ...
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