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Topic: Live & surf - Melbourne
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Topic: Live & surf - Melbourne
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Jono

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Live & surf - Melbourne

I am going to be transferred to Melbourne in the next few months... Where is the best place to live, close to a decent surf spot, that is still within daily commutable distances to the city?

Thanks for the help!



By:

Ben

RE: Live & surf - Melbourne

to be honest nowhere. if you gonna be working in the city centre its might make it a bit tricky. from the city centre, its about 80 mins to torqauy, 2 hours to philip island and about 90 mins to the mornington penninsula. in your case i would recommend living somewhere in the west of melbourne or inner south. Williamstown is the nicest spot in the west suburbs, and you could get down to bells etc in about 75-80 mins on weekends. you could also get up at 4:30 once a week and make it down for a quickie before work too.

you could also live in torquay, but the daily commute would probably defeat that purpose!

By:

matt

RE: Live & surf - Melbourne

i also am being transferred to melbourne and trying to find a compromise between my office and my surfing.  probably office will be downtown, so we are thinking about south melbourne and hitting the peninsula, even though the surf looks to be better on the west side.  if we lived in cheltenham or somewhere near there, how long would it realistically take to get to the peninsula at 6am or so? and is cheltenham okay, or is it a bit grungy?



By:

joz

RE: Live & surf - Melbourne

Imo,if coming to sunny Melb?

move into an araea around StKilda/Sth Melb.
Theses burbs are a bit funkier and the city commute is about 10 mins.
You would be central to all of the surf districts but really close to none.
Unfortunately to surf means to travel.
Allow about 1.f hours from here to get to just about anywhere

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