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Road Trip - Yaaaaaaay! Melbourne to Scotts Head ...

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by alpal, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. alpal

    alpal Member

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    First major road trip in years. It's amazing how this car affects your enthusiasm to drive.

    Take off Monday 28/3

    Leg 1 Melb - Gundagai - stay night
    Leg 2 Gundagai - Sydney - stay 2 nights (catch up son & friends)
    Leg 3 Sydney - Port Macquarie (destin. charger) - stay night (trip planned before S/C opened there)
    Leg 4 PM - Scotts Head - stay 3 nights (friends)
    Leg 5 Scotts Head - Magenta (destin. charger) - stay night
    Leg 6 Magenta - Gundagai - stay night
    Leg 7 Gundagai - Melb - home!

    Around 2700 kms round trip.

    We intend to stop at all S/C just to look/see/charge etc

    Any suggestions/advice - yes please. (Especially where to stay Gundagai)

    Anyone who's on the route and wants a coffee/chat :) - definitely.
     
  2. PJF000

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    Not sure about accommodation in Gundagai (Trip Advisor will steer you in the right direction) but I can recommend having breakfast in Jugiong at the Long Track Pantry.
     
  3. lennier

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    We stayed at quite a nice place just south of Gundagai called Hillview Farmstay Hillview Farmstay (Gundagai): See 59 Reviews and 34 Photos - TripAdvisor
    Would recommend it, basic but clean and comfortable. Might not be a problem when you go but we found on a Sunday night that nothing was open in Gundagai (we'd planned to drive in to town for dinner) other than fast food. Hillview can provide local meat etc for the bbq though (and wine :) )
     
  4. lennier

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    Oliver's at the Gundagai supercharger is another good food (and especially coffee) option too. If you stay at Hillview you'll probably be charging there first thing in the morning on your way out of Gundagai (although in a 90 you may not need to depending on what you did the day before!) We'll be crossing your path too/from Bright the week of your trip so depending what day you're coming back to Melbourne exactly we may possibly coincide at Euroa. Not the best place for coffee though :)
     
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    Jugion looks really interesting - loads of history. My sort of place. thanks
     
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    Thanks for this. I'll keep my eyes out at Euroa!
     
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    Sounds like a fantastic trip, and I totally get your sentiment. I'm feeling these days like I'd rather do a road trip holiday than an overseas holiday. Doing it makes you realise too how much there is to see in our own backyard.
     
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    #8 alpal, Mar 23, 2016
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    I know I'm not being THAT adventuresome, hugging the supercharger network (chicken) but it's my first foray into the world of electro travel (Buck Rogers and the...) And I agree with your sentiment about holidays.

    Next time ... Hmmm lets think about that!
     
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    Well, taking the tesla overseas is a bit tricky Colin.
     
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    I find that "Airbnb" has a good source of reasonably priced country accommodations for overnight stays in any area

    www.airbnb.com.au

    Currently, there are 5 overnight accommodations in and around Gundagai on 28th March for under $250 for 2 people and another 4 within a bounday of a few townships outside of Gundagai
     
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    But - getting one over there isn't too hard.
     
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    Excellent idea - hadn't thought of it. Ta
     
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    I stayed in the Tuckerbox Motor Inn in gundagai. They allowed me to 10A charge over night, have a look at my post for some photos of the charging. The accomodation itself was clean, simple, nothing special but not bad.
     
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    I meant to ask at the time why you opted to do that when the supercharger was there. Just to save time first thing in the morning or something?
     
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    We came in pretty late, so rather than spending 40-50 mins charging up at the SC, then going to the accommodation and starting the next day at 95%, we spent 20 mins at the SC for a top up to 60 or 70%, then charged the rest of the way over night at the accommodation so we could start the next day at 100%. It was just time saving and a bit of extra juice really. Also the direction we were heading the next morning was the opposite way from the SC, so it would have had to backtrack, and I HATE inefficiency :D
     
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    Yeah driving out of my way does my head in too :)
     
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    Great Post. It really helps with the planning of something like this to read about someone else's trip. Thanks
     
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    I'm in Port Mac. If you've time to kill on your way past I'm always up for a chat. I have a j1772 charger too if that's helpful, which I doubt it is, now that the SC is open.
     
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    I'll PM you with my timing details. Cheers.
     
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    Am I missing something?? Just exploring EV Trip Planner for my road trip (yaaaay road trip). Seems a wonderful tool, but I can't work out how to use it on my Tesla screen. That's where I presume it would be of the most use.

    Anyone?
     

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