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FF:NSW where to next, or, what in oz is worth visiting?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by legacyAccount, Apr 10, 2002.

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  1. legacyAccount

    legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

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    so this week i did the adelaide/kangaroo island thing. very nice places, both of them. i've just about reached the halfway point of my stay here, and so far besides sydney, i've visited... adelaide and kangaroo island.

    any other suggestions? i'm hoping to get down to melbourne one weekend, and i'll prolly do queensland with my family when they come in june. is canberra worth a visit? the red center? suggestions? anyone? bueller? bueller?
     
  2. The_Poison_Monkey

    The_Poison_Monkey Jedi Padawan star 4

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    (love the Ferris Bueller quote)
    Canberra isn't really worth visiting, but it can be kinda fun.
    Red Centre is basically a rock in the desert. that's about it.
    Darwin is hot, humid, but pretty cool.
    Perth (from what I've heard) is pretty good.
    Brisbane: Nice place to visit. usually warm with nice beaches.
    Cairns: Great place to visit. very touristy, but great nonetheless.
     
  3. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Yes Canberra is worth visiting, I'm here. :D

    crickets chirping

    :(

    No, really, it is definately a nice place to spend a couple of days. :)
     
  4. LadyVader81

    LadyVader81 Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'll remember that for when I come over Kadue :p
     
  5. Darth_Dagsy

    Darth_Dagsy Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Canberra is pretty quiet. Nice to see parliament house, do the embassy drive thing, and maybe go to the war memorial and stuff. Not much else, really.

    And what do you mean what is worth visiting?

    You havent met me yet ;)
     
  6. Teknobabel

    Teknobabel Jedi Master star 5

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    If you actually plan out your trip to Canberra, you'll spend about one day there, assuming you start early and finish with a trip to black mountain tower at night



    Other places to visit

    If your into bushwalking, and you have your own transport, head off to the Warrumbungles near Coonabarabran, they are the only mountain range in western nsw, on a good day you see all the way over to Dubbo, i've done a couple of years back, when i get back into shape, i'm doing it again for sure
     
  7. legacyAccount

    legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

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    i think i'll try and make a weekend trip to canberra at some point, and i'll look into some bushwalking around here. i did some blue mountains stuff, which was cool.
     
  8. Kehleyr

    Kehleyr Jedi Master star 4

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    used to do the warrumbungles with my family a lot, we all come from the Cowra/Parkes area. Siding Springs observatory is worth a look.

    Go out to Canowindra and go hot air ballooning! I'm hoping to get to the balloon festival this year...

    mmm so many places to visit in Australia... Nevermind, I'm hitting the US in 3-4 weeks - LA, Texas, NY, Toronto, Boston & Ohio!
     
  9. The_Poison_Monkey

    The_Poison_Monkey Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Damn you Kehyler! damn you all to Hell!
     
  10. Kehleyr

    Kehleyr Jedi Master star 4

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    sorry Sammypooz :p
     
  11. ROE_Biggs

    ROE_Biggs Jedi Padawan star 4

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    melbourne is a good spot. very nice city, plenty of things to do and a top night life.

    catch a game of AFL while your there.
     
  12. The_Scream_Man

    The_Scream_Man Jedi Knight star 5

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    Depends on money n stuff, but the WHitsundays and Gold Coast are nice n sunny :)
     
  13. Keith_Katarn

    Keith_Katarn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, I'd have to suggest Melbourne proper and definately Far North Queensland. Don't spend more than a day in Canberra or Brisbane, but make that day a REALLY full one. Avoid Surfers - it's just night clubs and Japanese tourist shops. Byron Bay is a must see and any section of rainforest or bush.

    You should also spend a day at a beach. Any beach, they're all good. I would have to say that I have travelled from Melbourne to Cairns and the best beaches I have ever seen are in Newcastle. That's a fact.
     
  14. legacyAccount

    legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

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    when does beach-season end? i mean, it's already starting to get cold on certain days, but when does it tend to get and stay too cold for the beach?
     
  15. Keith_Katarn

    Keith_Katarn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It depends where you are. If in Tasmania, there are four days a year to choose from to go to the beach, if you are in Cairns, it's too cold to go to the beach when the temperature goes all the way down to 28 degrees celcius (they put jumpers on).

    Rule of thumb, though, it's okay to go to the beach if the wind is still and the sun is shining :p
     
  16. Ki-Bara-Mundi

    Ki-Bara-Mundi Jedi Master star 6

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    Wait there's a beach season?!? I thought it was duck season! Or is it wabbit season? ?[face_plain]
     
  17. ROE_Biggs

    ROE_Biggs Jedi Padawan star 4

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    we dont have a "season" so to speak, the water remp doesnt change all that much in winter over here. in fact the surf is better in winter and the temp only drops 2-4 degrees here in NSW, Melbourne drops a bit more, QLD i have never been cold surfing up there.
     
  18. The_Poison_Monkey

    The_Poison_Monkey Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The water usually gets warmer in winter as well, so swimming in the beach is still good fun.
     
  19. Ki-Bara-Mundi

    Ki-Bara-Mundi Jedi Master star 6

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    It's just coming out of the water that gets chilly. ;)
     
  20. ROE_Biggs

    ROE_Biggs Jedi Padawan star 4

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    if you want warm stay close to shore thats where all teh tourists pee making it warmer, least thats my theory.
     
  21. Syrix_Kahl

    Syrix_Kahl Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Or, Keith, if you own a wetsuit, as I do, then any day's beach day.
     
  22. ROE_Biggs

    ROE_Biggs Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i dont wear wetsuit and surf all year round
     
  23. Senator_Elegos_A-Kla

    Senator_Elegos_A-Kla Jedi Master star 5

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    Melbourne is worth visting, much more interesting than any other capital city IMHO.
     
  24. legacyAccount

    legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

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    i want to learn how to surf. i've wanted to for a long time, but just haven't ever gotten around to it.
     
  25. ROE_Biggs

    ROE_Biggs Jedi Padawan star 4

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    its not really that hard if you have good balance.
     
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