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1. Posted by vivavic (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

hi everyone,

I'm goin to melbourne at the end of June for a week and I want some advices if there'll be enough time for me to go to sydney as well.
and wht is the best way to get there? by train?? ( I saw on websites there seems to be so many types of train, which one would be the best?)

And I also want to find some must-go places that only the aussie knws about.
anythin must eat or must see??

thank you~~!

2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 10y

Hi Vic,

To go to Sydney, you can take a night train (Countrylink) or take a flight (Virgin Blue or JetStar). Check their respective websites for fares and schedules.

I couldn't help you much on the others though.

Good luck, and enjoy your trip!

3. Posted by lys_8 (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

Definately go to Sydney. It will be worth your while. You have to keep in mind that Australia is quite a big place and the rail system isnt much compared to european rail. You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney on budget airlines in about 1.5hr. Prices will vary but you can get them quite cheap if you book online either a good deal in advance, or right at the last minute.

What kind of places are you interested in seeing and i may be able to help you out??

If you need any more help to hesitate to ask.;)

4. Posted by vivavic (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

hi elyse,
I'm interested in any special restaurant or shops in CBD to go.
And are there any art exhibition or shows on melbourne thats worth to have a look?

thank you

5. Posted by Alanana (Inactive 7 posts) 10y

for good shops/restaurants you should definetely check out brunswick/smith st in melbourne, not far from the city. some interesting shops and REALLY good food.
as for any night life youd wana check out pick up a copy of one of melbourne's street magazines like 'beat' or 'inpress' (they're free and available in many shops in the CBD) and theyre useful in seeing what 'stuff' is on for the week..particularly if youre interested in any nightlife.
in the CBD you should try and get lost in the many little laneways off flinders/collins etc...lots of cool shops that pop out of nowhere and good food.
sorry if this info is a bit vague :/

6. Posted by Alanana (Inactive 7 posts) 10y

oh and also brunswick/gertrude/smith st (all in same area) have many little interesting art gallerties...

7. Posted by k8iejo1983 (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

I would definitely spend the majority of your time in Sydney. Far more to see and do than Melbourne. As nice as Melbourne is - it's simply a poor man's Sydney.

Katie x

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9. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 10y

Quoting k8iejo1983

I would definitely spend the majority of your time in Sydney. Far more to see and do than Melbourne. As nice as Melbourne is - it's simply a poor man's Sydney.

Katie x

So they have an opera house, big deal!!
As far as atmosphere goes Melbourne wins hands down, eg 12,000 watching the soccer in Fed Square on Monday night in Melb, 1500 made it to Circular Quay in Sydney, and don't get me started on events- Melbournes got the Grand Prix, AFL, Australian Open, Melbourne Cup, Comedy Festival, etc, etc, etc.
Dont get me wrong I was born in Sydney and think it's the second best city in the world, but nothing compared to living in Melbourne.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 19, 2006 11:37 PM by ikey ]

10. Posted by mat44 (Full Member 58 posts) 10y

Sydney is alot more impressive to look at, has better weather and nice beaches very close to the city but when it comes to big sporting events Melbourne wins hands down! As Ikey said Melbourne hosts most AFL roster games and the grand final, The Melbourne cup, the Grand prix, The Australian open and more... these events being the biggest of their kind