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    Trip to Australia need advice

    My wife and I are starting to plan a vacation to see Australia. I was wondering if anyone on CF has been there and could give helpful tips / advice on: things to see, best time to visit, etc. Thank you in advance.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    My wife and I are starting to plan a vacation to see Australia. I was wondering if anyone on CF has been there and could give helpful tips / advice on: things to see, best time to visit, etc. Thank you in advance.
    Take a side trip to New Zealand for a couple days--one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

    Remember it's fall there in Australia now, entering winter in a couple months



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by BusterCherry View Post
    Take a side trip to New Zealand for a couple days--one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

    Remember it's fall there in Australia now, entering winter in a couple months

    I know the seasons are opposite down there. Also, wasn't Lord of the Rings filmed in New Zealand? Maybe I can see some hobbits



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    I know the seasons are opposite down there. Also, wasn't Lord of the Rings filmed in New Zealand? Maybe I can see some hobbits
    I always wondered why they scheduled the australian Open during our winter, when it is 130 degrees down there




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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    I know the seasons are opposite down there. Also, wasn't Lord of the Rings filmed in New Zealand? Maybe I can see some hobbits
    It was. I think you are more likely see to a bunch of orcs because the natives were extra orcs.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Skip Australia and go to New Zealand.

    My wife and I were planning a 2 week trip to Australia a few years ago, talked to some friends who had lived, visited to studied in Australia and they all said the same thing, unless you have 4+ weeks, go to New Zealand. One of, if not the most beautiful, nicest, and cleanest places in the world. The biggest issue we kept running into when planning an Australia was the amount of time and cost involved in getting from one place to another once you got in country.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Keep your baby away from the dingos.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Watch out for dingos; they'll eat your baby.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by josier View Post
    Skip Australia and go to New Zealand.

    My wife and I were planning a 2 week trip to Australia a few years ago, talked to some friends who had lived, visited to studied in Australia and they all said the same thing, unless you have 4+ weeks, go to New Zealand. One of, if not the most beautiful, nicest, and cleanest places in the world. The biggest issue we kept running into when planning an Australia was the amount of time and cost involved in getting from one place to another once you got in country.

    We figured two weeks in Australia would give us enough time to see a majority of the sites. However, considering Australia is approximately the size of the lower 48....we would most likely be flying everywhere within the county. I can see how that would get expensive really fast.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by 247cy View Post
    Keep your baby away from the dingos.
    Don't have kids so no worries



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Get a one way ticket as you won't want to come back.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Don't have kids so no worries
    Well, you have some of the lingo down ie "no worries" :)

    I have been to Sydney and Perth. Stayed with friends of xgf in Perth so lodging and touring was set up for us and xgf had been there a number of times. I would go with the folks recommending NZ. Guess you could fly into Syndey and catch a little Auz than off to NZ. If you get a chance, drink an Emu Bitter for me, it's blue collar English bitter.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Go to their Today Show. They are awesome.

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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by josier View Post
    Skip Australia and go to New Zealand.

    My wife and I were planning a 2 week trip to Australia a few years ago, talked to some friends who had lived, visited to studied in Australia and they all said the same thing, unless you have 4+ weeks, go to New Zealand. One of, if not the most beautiful, nicest, and cleanest places in the world. The biggest issue we kept running into when planning an Australia was the amount of time and cost involved in getting from one place to another once you got in country.
    I have no idea when, or if, you went but I've been to Australia a few times and have had a couple friends go since then and it wasn't costly at all to get from one place to another (unless of course you're going from one coast to another). NZ is nice but you can really cover most of the interesting things there with 3-4 days. I couldn't disagree more on skipping Australia altogether. Tons of stuff to do there.. beautiful country, fantastic climate, would love to live there.



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    Re: Trip to Australia need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxsterCy View Post
    Well, you have some of the lingo down ie "no worries" :)

    I have been to Sydney and Perth. Stayed with friends of xgf in Perth so lodging and touring was set up for us and xgf had been there a number of times. I would go with the folks recommending NZ. Guess you could fly into Syndey and catch a little Auz than off to NZ. If you get a chance, drink an Emu Bitter for me, it's blue collar English bitter.
    Its down on the list of things to do!

    Anyone who has been to Australia have 1 or 2 places that they would consider "Must See"?



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