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Where to spend Xmas and New years in OZ for 06?

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1. Posted by Chuckles (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi there,
Im going to be flying to Sydney from Bangkok at the begining of Dec and will be flying up to Cairns either before or after xmas.Just wanted to know where would be the best place to spend xmas and new years.....Me and my bf will be halfway round our backpacking trip so dont want to be spending loads, but still want to be able to enjoy the season.
If anyone has any ideas would be great...
Thank you very much... x

2. Posted by ciaobella (Budding Member 43 posts) 10y

i think everyone would have to agree that sydney is the best New Years destination! The fireworks here are awesome (the harbour bridge and colous) and the city is in such a state of celebrations! It wouldnt cost much at would need to get a good spot early if you wanted to go into the city to see them tho!

3. Posted by Chuckles (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Ah thanks ciaobella, it nice to get peoples opinions on it as im from UK and have never been to OZ.
Do you know roughly what the weather will be like around there that time? again any feed back is great...thank you

4. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 10y

the weather in Sydney could be anywhere between 20 degrees c or 40 degrees c but usually high 20's low 30's

5. Posted by ahleeseeah (Budding Member 44 posts) 10y

Sydney is absolutely gorgeous at Christmas/New Year's. Last year the weather was gorgeous, though a bit hot (I think 45C on Christmas Day?). I would suggest booking your accomodation and all that stuff soonish if you're planning on doing the New Year in Sydney though, as it fills up pretty quick.

6. Posted by Chuckles (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Thanks again guys,
will have to definetly get ourself sorted soon...Im so excited 9 weeks to go and we start our trip.Reeeaaally looking forward to it
Thanks again for your help and ideas x x x x

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Im in Oz for Christmas & New Year - Melbourne over Christmas Day/Boxing Day & Sydney for New Year. We booked up in March and booked our hostels/hotel there & then - even then we were finding it difficult - we wanted a double room preferably with ensuite and this was hard to come by within budget (though in Sydney we had to spend a bit more and the hotel is basic!). So what l would suggest get booking soon!

Im really excited about the festivities over the period!! Bet you cant wait - only 6 months to go!

8. Posted by Chuckles (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hey Purdy,
No I cant wait either...Who did you book you accommodation with?
We have booked our flights and insurance with sta travel.So will go in on sat and see about booking up accom for xmas with them.We should of done this back in Feb when we booked our tickets, but we didn't know when we would be in OZ....have you spent xmas there before?:)

9. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

For the accomodation we did it ourselves - we used the link here on Travellerspoint which takes you through to hostelworld and we booked there. We didnt even look near a travel agent we did it all ourselves. You simply have to pay a small deposit and then rest on arrival. If you check further down the Australia/New Sealand & Pacific forum threads l have posted my itinerary and our hostels/hotels are listed there!!

Never been down under before so really looking forward too it plus l am meeting up with friends we havent seen in over a year too!!

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