Skip Navigation

Best places in Oz?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Best places in Oz?

1. Posted by MikeTredway (Budding Member 59 posts) 2y

Im going to Oz in september what do you think is the best places to visit and stay?

2. Posted by PompeyPete (Budding Member 30 posts) 2y

Which airport are you flying to?
How long are you in Australia?
What are your interests?
Budget?
Are you on your own/couple/kids?
The more info you give the more focussed the replies will be.

3. Posted by MikeTredway (Budding Member 59 posts) 2y

Im flying to cairns on a WHV will be out there for 1 year travelling around im 20 love sports budget is 4000 GBP im on my own looking for a buddie pritty out going and really chilled person

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 813 posts) 2y

If you love sports, you should definitely make time for Melbourne. We love everything
I think it was recently voted most liveable city again but I know some TP members that got comfortable with the Melbourne lifestyle and regretted not continuing their travels.

Actually, Adelaide is growing as a destination and was named in Lonely Planet's top 10 cities in the world earlier this year, although I don't know what the sport scene is like there. I do know that the shark diving in Port Lincoln comes highly rated for travellers. Hoping to do it myself at some point.

5. Posted by HannahJ93 (Budding Member 5 posts) 2y

Hey, me and a friend are planning on travelling in September. We both love sport too! and have a similar budget. Where are you starting your travels?

6. Posted by MikeTredway (Budding Member 59 posts) 2y

thanks for the info kellie will have a look into some sports out there. :)

Hey hannah im not to sure where to start at the moment undecided what about yourself?
have you 2 got WHV already?
i got my WHV threw acepted on the weekend so im defo going.
where are you flying from and what airport do you plan on travelling too?
do you have a idea of where you will be making your travels?

hope to hear from you soon :)
Mike x

7. Posted by HannahJ93 (Budding Member 5 posts) 2y

We are starting in adelaide and melbourne then going north up the east coast:) Will be flying from somewhere in London but booking flight in about a month. Just finishing university now so gnna plan it all in a few months when I finish uni

Hannah x

8. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Full Member 160 posts) 2y

Quoting KellieBarnes

If you love sports, you should definitely make time for Melbourne. We love everything
I think it was recently voted most liveable city again but I know some TP members that got comfortable with the Melbourne lifestyle and regretted not continuing their travels.

I Spent a year in Australia on a WHV in 2007/2008, 8 months of that year was living and working in Melbourne, the place is just cool, Sydney gets alot of the hype, but for me Melbourne is heaps better, its much less hectic and in your face whilst remaining uber stylish and kinda bohemian. Melbourne is Australia's cool kid, its the place to be seen.
I Should point out that i knew no-one there, i just went to Melbourne first on the recommendation of an Aussie mate who i played Rugby with in the UK, he was from the Northern beaches in Sydney.

Seeing as you are stating in Cairns, work your way down the coast through Surfers, Airlie Beach, Sydney and the rest, find your way to Melbourne, and enjoy it all.

Have a great trip.

9. Posted by MikeTredway (Budding Member 59 posts) 2y

Sweet all sounds good I'm buzzing to go!!

Post 10 was removed by a moderator