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1. Posted by joeyonvac (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hey guys,
I should be on the gold coast in the middle of september most probably by myself. I was wondering wht all the hype was about and if there is any other place i might visit instead. Do I have to go to cairns to go snorelling along the reefs?
Should be in melbourne for a week too? any ideas abt that place. I was in sydney for a couple of weeks last year with a grp so am fine there but dont know wht to do in these other places. Would appreciate any help since I have very lil time left before I leave for OZ.

2. Posted by katy_laing (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

You can come to either Cairns or Townsville to get to the reef. Both cities are nice and have a lot to see and you should find your way around them easily. If you came to Townsville, you could go to Magnetic Island which has a lot of other tourists. There's also a Full Moon Party (on the beach) on Magnetic Island on September the 16th which I will hopefully be attending and which should be great. Cairns has better access to the rainforests which are beautiful as well but if you wanted to go to both it's only about a 4 hour drive between the two.

Hope this helps.

3. Posted by joeyonvac (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thanks Katy,
I think I would come and stay at townsville then, hopefully wont get bitten by sharks or stung by any thing :D.
Thanks again

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

i looove the Gold Coast... im going there in a few weeks with the family. The weather is fantastic, it has some of the best surf beaches in world (Burleigh Heads and Kirra) and just has a real tourist atmosphere