I am one for slow and long drives along the countryside. I want it unhurried, and I want to enjoy the experience and see the picturesque rural scenery.
So, when the choice came up to either take the train or plane to Melbourne from Sydney, without hesitation, I chose the former.
Although it is of less convenience than taking the plane, I like to savor the trip. Planning for it was easier. I made sure our hotel in Sydney will be just a stone's throw away from the Sydney's Central Station, so it will be easier to move around to catch our early morning train ride to Melbourne.
We took the Countrylink train to Southern Cross (Melbourne). The good thing about buying your ticket ahead is that, you may be able to chance upon a AUD1.00 fare for your child. I did! Yey!
|Wide legroom, yes.|
We passed by towns with cool and unusual names:
* Strathfield*Campbelltown* Moss Vale* Goulbourn* Gunning* Yass Junction*Harden*
* Cootamundra*Junee*Wagga Wagga*The Rock*Henty*Culcairn*Albury*Wangaratta*
* Benalla*Seymour*Broadmeadows*Southern Cross (Melbourne)
|Check out my other posts on Australia:
Day 1 in Melbourne - Of wombats, koalas and penguins
Day 2 in Melbourne - going for Gold
The Majestic 12 Apostles of Victoria, Australia
Four days in Sydney