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21. Posted by travelemz (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

shaqne i would be interested to know if you have been to WA.
W.A has alot more than just freo and perth... wat a load of rubbish,,
we have some of the nicest beaches in the world.. margaret river busselton, albany, esperance, monkey mia, shark bay, exmouth, coral bay, broome?list goes on for ever.
Im a flight attendant for a WA airline,, so ive covered every bit of W.A and it truly is a beautiful place to visit..
and shane if you did go to WA... you obviously never used your holiday to you full advantage as their i so much to see and do

22. Posted by shaneomac (Inactive 20 posts) 9y

Yes indeed i have been to WA. I've been to Perth, Freo, Geraldton, Mulawa, Broome and Rottness. These are all very beautiful places especially WA when the wild flours are in bloom. But the places are so secluded and unless you like that thing they can become boring. I also don't like getting eaten by great white sharks!! Some of the beaches are very nice but it just doesn't have the atmosphere that the east coast has. And i'll be honest with you some of the towns out there would be lucky to know who the leader of the federal oposition was. They live very secluded lifestyles. Unless you're apart of a bikey gang like the West Coast eagles! lol

23. Posted by noel_g (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

i spent alot of time in brisbane and sydney. Sydney is an amazing city, and there is so much going on, but i think one of my travel advice is not to get caught up in sydney! It may sound werid saying that as i loved the city, but alot of people tend to stay there for the whole of their year and not see any other parts of Oz, and what it has to offer. Stay for a little bit in each city and see alot of what Oz has to offer

24. Posted by ckramer (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

yeah i don't think i will spend my entire trip in one city just the majority of it. As for people saying Brisbane is to small or it will get boring,i come from a town of 700 people lol so i think Brisbane would be plently big. I would really love if some one could tell me the good areas to stay in the city which are safe and close to the beach.

25. Posted by Miliux (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

If you are going to work while residing, then Sydney would do you well. I think you like to have access to beaches, nightlife and things like that. I'm pretty close to your age and i can tell you that a lot of uni students would want to live close to the beach.

If you are really thinking of living in Sydney, then here are some suburbs worth checking. Coogee, Kensington, Bondi, Maroubra, Randwick, Surrey Hills. These places are popular for uni and short term stay residents as it is readily accessible for public transport and have direct route to Sydney CBD where most of nightlife is concentrated.

Accomodation for 1 bedroom is around AU$280-350 a week.

Here are some sites worth checking out:

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26. Posted by tyeby (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

I would have to recommend for a not to exspensive, not to big and heaps to do city would have to be Townsville in North Queensland. 3rd largest city in QLD and home to much sport, industry, great barrier reaf, beatiful beaches only 20klms away. Also involves much scenary such as Magnetic island or the strand and heaps other. Jobs are available just about everywhere and safe even in the city. Cairns is about 5hours away and on that way are many other place such as MT Paluma, very nice place must see it. If u want something a bit bigger go for Brisbane or Gold Coast. Brisbane can get a bit boring but you have to find the places to be able to do it. Sorry i am only talking about QLD Melbourne is nice except i met alot of rude and crude people there. Maybe it was just my timing.:)

27. Posted by Ariel89 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

even though you would have probably come to australia and all, i just wanted to give my opinion :)

Melbourne is the best! with brisbane not too far behind

i have relatives who live in adelaide and perth and visited both places for 2 weeks each. Not much is happening there, though people are very nice.

Sydney, well they are all bogans. It is a very pretty city though. when you get there all you see is the sky reflected off all the windows and sky scrapers. the traffic is horrid. it is very busy. the city is known to be fast paced with rushing people. I was born and raised here unfortunately lol. You can hardly walk on a street and be alone. there is always someone there too. i love the fact that you can get a job, almost right away.

Brisbane also have many bogans lol, but i believe the nicest people are there. i lived there for 2 years and loved it. nice beaches, lovely atmosphere, the most welcoming people and beautiful weather. i did get bored a little, i mean you can only use the theme parks card for so long. Even the busiest people would start to slow down and relax here. It feels like a long holiday.

Now i have been living in Melbourne for just over three years and i am still no where near bored. This is a beautiful city, known for the amount of greenery within the city. it is also the entertainment capital. There are many major sporting grounds and arenas here and new ones being built all around a kilometer away from one another. Music festivals are a major part to the city and all the surrounding suburbs. Music is plays a bi role in the city. Music is played on streets, ranging from buskers to major sold out venues. The city is easy o reach, with plenty of transportation arriving within minuets. Art and especially modern art is very popular. alley ways in between office buildings are covered ground to roof with beautiful art. Museums, schools, hospitals are great. Melbourne is also known for its variety and most importantly quality in food. Culture plays a big part, all adding to the city making in unique and allowing foreign's to feel accepted. What i love the most, since i love shopping is the fashion! i especially love when my family comes from Adelaide and sydney because it gives me another reason to go shopping.

what i found funny was when i was in queensland i was walking faster then the crowed, when i was in sydney i was so slow, but when i was in melbourne i got a bit of both lol. when you are in the suburbs or near the beach everyone was laid back and slow like queensland, but as you reached the office buildings in the center of the city it was a little more like sydney. what my friends and i concluded with was that melbourne was a mix between sydney and brisbane, in the middle. yet totally different at the same time

Sydney- working city
Brisbane- holiday city
melbourne- entertainment city

28. Posted by Ariel89 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

oh and one more thing, i think that perth has the best beaches. growing up with my friends and going to bondi was fun, but even then i didnt see what all the fuss was about. When i stayed in perth i basically went to different beaches each day. all on the coast of W.A has the most beautiful landscapes i must say :D even tasmania! both places a landscape photographers dream.

29. Posted by Tom7omen (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

"Melbourne has been ranked as one of the top three World's Most Livable Cities"- by the Economist Group's Intelligence Unit