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Sydney or Brisbane 1st????

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1. Posted by simo1981 (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y


im arriving in OZ on a WHV from Fiji late September.
I have been guaranteed a job in the Gold Coast with the company i currently work for in the UK, however I will be on my own.

My problem is this - Do I go to Brisbane then work in the gold Coast making my way to Sydney for New Year & Christmas or Do I go to Sydney 1st then make my way up the east coast for Christmas.

Any views will be appreciated.

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

I think Sydney would be a better place to spend Christmas and New Year. Also, Sydney is better than Brisbane so you should go to Brisbane first to avoid being disappointed ;)

3. Posted by simo1981 (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y

Its looking like I will be going Brisbane 1st - thanks.

Thinking of heading to Sydney for Christmas & New Year then down to Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games.

I would expect accomodation to get booked up pretty fast so will think about booking in advance

4. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

Hi Simo,

regarding Sydney at Xmas. Don't think about booking - do it. Sydney has more people than beds over Xmas and of you don't book you'll end up in a flea-pit somewhere for $150 a night.

Happy travels