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Smaller, cheaper towns near sydney!

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1. Posted by sophie13 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 28 Jun '07 03:20

Me and two friends are goin out to oz in august, and will be spending our first week in sydney. we wer planning on staying there longer, but following conversations we've had with people on travellers point, we have realised it is far form the cheapest option. We would like to return to sydney for christmas and new year, but are now considering travelling away from the city before then. does anyone know of any towns that aren't too far away from sydney, but are alot cheaper?

(we will need some where to work, and somewhere with a good nightlife)

thank you x x x

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 28 Jun '07 17:31

Wollongong?
Newcastle?
Port Stephens?
Hunter Valley?

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4123 posts) 29 Jun '07 03:44

What about the Blue Mountains? Places like Wentworth Falls, Katoomba, etc. Not sure what the nightlife is like though. But less expensive than Sydney, and only a 1.5 hour train ride away.

4. Posted by majito (Respected Member, 442 posts) 30 Jun '07 15:36

you can't really have it both ways: Cheap and good nightlife? You may want to head a looong way from Sydney. Perhaps the Hunter Valley to get work in the vineyards; bugger-all nightlife though. Blue Mountains has bugger-all work and bugger-all nightlife.

If you do intend to be in Sydney over xmas make sure you book your accommodation a long way ahead.