Winton is a small country town about about 250 km north of Melbourne. We get there on Route 31 - the highway between Melbourne and Sydney. After about 2 hours (driving at no more than 110 km/h) the motorist arrives at the foothills of the Blue Mountain Range that separates Victoria from New South Wales and the Winton Turnoff is near.
Melbourne Desk 196
Eddington is a small town on the Loddon River in Central Victoria, Australia 48 kilometres (30 mi) south-west of Bendigo. It is approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) north-west from Melbourne.
In the 1970s I used to live in Carrum - a bayside suburb of Melbourne - down near the south coast of Victoria (Au). In those days my high-school son and I would load my boat up with SCUBA gear, hitch up to our HT Holden V8, and drive a leisurely hour or so down to Phillip Island and spend a few wonderful hours in that corner of paradise.You may have noticed that those days were 40 years ago. You would not believe how things have changed!