I'm three hours north of Melbourne in Gippsland. A rural area. Fortunately, its thirty minutes to one hour from many great four wheel drive and camping areas. Both State forests and non state forrest areas, where I can take my dog with me. She LOVES to go camping with me.
I got the boxes from Dandenong, which is about an hour out of Melbourne.
Why did you move out of Australia... are you originally from Aus or US ??
I'm originally from the US. I used to work for a multinational company and they sent me down there for a long term project. I had my residence visa and everything.
I used to live in Melbourne, off of Toorak, between Punt and Chapel. The friends I made while there had a place up in Mansfield. We'd head up that way on the weekends, and we often headed up to the Dandenogs as well.
I've been fortunate to travel quite a bit, and Australia is best place I've ever been.
(I've been back several times to visit old friends as well)