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Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

Melbourne, Australia
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Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

We are driving Melbourne to Canberra in September (and back again a week later) with 2 children age 8 and 11 years, both of whom get motion sick if they just stare at screens or read in the car for any length of time.

So we give them short bursts of screen time, but frequent stops for fresh air and to stretch legs is handy.

Can anyone familiar with the route make suggestions for places we can stop along the way – parks for a run around, something (anything) of note to look at for a few minutes fresh air?

Many thanks

Lou

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1. Re: Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

The submarine at Holbrook.

melbourne
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2. Re: Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

+1 Holbrook

Also Gundagai

visitgundagai.com.au/2011/…

and the Yass Valley

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https://www.yassvalley.com.au/wp-content/upl…

Ballarat, Australia
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3. Re: Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

From memory, there're nice gardens in Benalla near the Broken Creek. And I'm pretty sure there's a park / playground in Shepparton on the main road. Think there's a small lake there. And you can always stop somewhere in Albury/Wodonga so they can stand on the border.

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4. Re: Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

Yes, Benalla has a large rose garden and a playground

The border is on the bank on the Wodonga side. The actual river is in NSW

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5. Re: Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

Shepparton isn't on the highway from Melbourne to Canberra. It's not really even a "Ballarat to Canberra" place.

Sydney, Australia
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6. Re: Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

Long Track Pantry at Jugiong

www.aussietowns.com.au/town/jugiong-nsw

Plus there is a bridge over the Murrimbidgee River.

Ballarat, Australia
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7. Re: Driving Melbourne to Canberra- where to stop?

Oops. Didn't look at the map first, Luigi.

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