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quick review of my trip in OZ so far

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific quick review of my trip in OZ so far

1. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 8y

week 1-stayed in YHAs, got situated in sydney. nice city. lots of sleep and sickness while my body got adjusted
week 2-blue Mts. terrible weather. the party begins!
weeks 3 & 4-stayed at the palms in Kings Cross. had a blast. it was basically a frat house. I had to pry myself away.

week 4 & 5- melbourne/great ocean road tour me and 15 european girls- I'm in heaven!
week 5 & 6- Adelaide Sucks! Hitch a ride back to melbourne! Great ocean road is still cool.
- Bus up to Coffs Harbour. Didn't get to dive, but it was still a blast, tons of cool people
week 7- Byron Bay, a weeks of partying and surfing- best beach!
- Surfers Paradise- a poor man's miami, met cool people- went to a few clubs. had a blast!
week 8- brisbane, gympie, glastonbury- farm work, craziness! steve irwin and M. Bison's stuntman trained me to saddle up a horse, start controlled fires, ride a motorbike and de-horn & castrate bulls. BLARrrrRRLgGLgGhhhGL!

week 11- eel farm in valdora- lots of hole digging- then flooding causes me to skip Fraser island and move to...
week 12- ...Airlie Beach- best week so far- Nonstop Partying and whitsundays with 7 french canadians. Whitehaven beach really is THAT nice!

week 13- Back south to Meandarra- start work on a cattle farm, branding, tagging, dehorning and castrating. should be messy

All in all I've actually only seen about two weeks of sunshine, but damn it's been a good time! It's all about the people you meet, experiencing new things and cultures, and having an open mind. If you're thinking about doing it, it's definitely a good time. Just get out and do it already!

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Haha, sounds like a great time indeed Cool Paul!! Please rate/review some of those hostels you stayed at too to help out future travellers :) We should have most of them listed on the Australia page (ratings and reviews in beta but will show once you've used this link).

3. Posted by Squarabara (Budding Member 58 posts) 8y

SWEET!!!

It sounds like an awesome time!!! Makes me even more excited to get to New Zealand.

Hey, CoolPaul, correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't you the one that was diagnosed with some kind of stomach condition before you left on your trip??? How is that going for you??? Sounds like it hasn't interfered that much at all. That's good!!! Hope all is well!!!

Sara