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Sydney or Melbourne?!

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1. Posted by Tracy2011 (Budding Member 71 posts) 5y

Hey all,

Which city is a better place to spend Xmas/NYE - Sydney or Melbourne?? YOUR VOTES PLEASE!!

Specific tips on good hostels and good nightspots also appreciated!

2. Posted by Tracy2011 (Budding Member 71 posts) 5y

No one has any thoughts? Really?! ;)

3. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 5y

I'd say Sydney, I spent a week in Melbourne over summer and it's a weird place. In my opinion the beaches weren't great, the people were rude, the roads are crazy and the divers were bad. Sydney isn't much better but at least the beaches are ok and you don't turn right from the left hand side of the road. You'll get a decent party atmosphere in either CBD, the Sydney fireworks are better known so they're probably better.

4. Posted by Saidy (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Sydney is fmous for new year celebrations, Book well in advance as everywhere fills up pretty swift. its supposed to be amazing.
I spent this new year in melbourne and it was a good night, lots of fireworks plenty of entertainment.

I agree with tim, the beaches here in melbourne are not great, and certainly not good for new year. None of the road stuff really applies unless You drive, and u dont need to because the tram service here is great, melbourne is a nicer city in my opinion, cafes, shopping and the people here are nice. but Sydney is better for the famous sights.