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1. Posted by dazzer10 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Hi, have been looking as much as possible but any tips / help much appreciated. we are staying in sydney for 20 days and are doing the obvious attractions but looking for any other short trips etc which we could do on a budget, also accomodation.

the same with melbourne, although accomodation sorted there

and with Perth we have 22 days, again a lot of time with only a few ideas

any tips of good hostels / cheap 1 bedroom apartments or cheap hotels would be great

really looking forward to the trip and trying not to be over organised but to have a basic itinery would be great

would really appreciate any help /tips

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 4y

From Melbourne, you should definitely go visit the Great Ocean Road for a couple of days. Well worth your time! Other places to visit are the Yarra Valley, Grampians (particularly if you want to try some rock climbing, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula.

The list goes on, but these are some of the most popular options near Melbourne for short excursions. If you provide some more info on the type of things that you enjoy doing then we might be able to help more. Also, what time of year you're coming.

By the way, nothing wrong with being overly obsessed before a trip - all part of the fun if you ask me. Why limit the enjoyment to just the trip itself when you can spend months in advance reading up, dreaming and planning the whole thing

3. Posted by aboo10 (Respected Member 122 posts) 4y

From Sydney:

- the Blue Mountains is easy on the train, and if you get up to Katoomba there are dozens of backpacker hostels to stay at. There is loads to do up there and the scenery is stunning.

- Down the coast to any number of beachside towns - Kiama is one of my favourite, and again could catch train from Sydney there.

- a day or so in Canberra would be good too - lots to see there, a number of galleries and museums, war memorial, old and new parliament house, run around Lake Burley Griffin.

Have fun - it's a beautiful city!! Enjoy that sparkling harbour for me!! ;)

4. Posted by dazzer10 (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

Hi, Thank you so much for those ideas. there are some fantastic things to do. we will be in sydney may, melbourne june and perth late june/july. not really into the thrillseekers fun like the rock climbing but everything else sounds great

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