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1. Posted by connor693 (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

Hi,
I have seen alot on this site about how every one is going to the east coast of australia i was jus wondering.

1. why does every one want to go to the east coast, why is it soo much better than the others?

2. Does anyone know if australians take advantage of the fact that everyone goes to the east coast and therefore charge alot more than anywhere else?

3. Has anyone had any experience in the north, south or west coast and if so what was it like?

4. Has anyone had any experience of any australians trying to rip them off ?

Thanks alot :D

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Good questions, with partly obvious answers.

The eastcoast boasts an incredible amount of cities, parks, beaches and infrastructure alltogether (roads, restaurants, hostels etc.).

My personal opinion is that it's not better at all. My trip to Oz was from Melbourne north through the Outback to Darwin and a week in Queensland as well. I choose just what I like personally, just like any other traveller. It seems that most of them choose the eastcoast.

That doesn't mean there isn't anything to see and do along the other coasts or the interior.
I like Oz for it's Outback, laidback people, great long road trips, outback pubs, parks, landscapes, deserts etc. Others like cities and beaches. Fine with me.

as to number 4: no, not at all!

3. Posted by Lane Cove (Budding Member 53 posts) 7y

Hi.
1. why does every one want to go to the east coast, why is it soo much better than the others?
Less travelling time between things to see and do and more people around. More resources and the ocean is always close. Plenty of variety. There's the reef, tropical islands, cities, big and small towns. And all the travellers of course!:)
North-west, west coasts & far North are very different. Much more wilderness and everything that means.
2. Does anyone know if australians take advantage of the fact that everyone goes to the east coast and therefore charge alot more than anywhere else?
I don't believe so but logistics makes for different prices. And competition, or lack of it. On the East coast there are still plenty of out of the way places that aren't far from the main centres so prices should be reasonable. But I imagine the prices on the North-west coast could be higher. Years ago, in the middle of Tasmania I had to pay about double the price for petrol. I could only imagine it was the lack of competition. And I didn't have an option. I needed petrol!
Also holiday periods you will possibly pay more. Late Dec to end of Jan is school holidays and caravan parks, motels etc usually charge more for peak periods.
3. Has anyone had any experience in the north, south or west coast and if so what was it like?
Not personally, but if you want plenty of open spaces (and I mean, open spaces!) that's the place to be.
4. Has anyone had any experience of any australians trying to rip them off ?
The only advice for this question is: Taxi drivers!! Don't trust any of them!! They should all be operating from meters but they are also likely to take you the longest way round to get somewhere. The industry is in a real mess in Sydney.

Try and see the East coast & the Outback if you can. Check out prices of flights from the major centres to Darwin or Alice Springs. Time saved could be worth the cost.