must see for australian backpackers??

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1. Posted by travelgurl (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I'm heading to Australia (New South Wales and Queensland area) and I was wondering, according to previous travellers, what is a must see in those regions? I already have a few things on the itinerary, but I didn't want to miss anything.

2. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

apart from all the obvious stuff (like the opera house & bondi beach)..
- catch a ferry from manly to sydney at night
- walk from bondi beach to coogee beach
- go see a movie in centennial park
- do the grand canyon walk in the blue mountains
- learn to surf in byron bay
- go camping at jervis bay
- do a 4wd safari on fraser island
- go sailing on the whitsundays
- go sea kayacking off magnetic island
- go white water rafting in tully
- drink wine in the hunter valley
- scuba dive the great barrier reef in cairns
- walk through the rainforest in cape tribualtion
- swim at milla milla waterfalls
- go to cargo bar (in sydney) on a saturday night
- climb the sydney harbour bridge
- do a skydive in cairns

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5. Posted by Flyin_Kiwi (Budding Member 13 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Visit Canberra. One of the most beautiful cities in the world (IMO)

6. Posted by Punkii (Budding Member 8 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Also visit Opera Bar and Cruise Bar in Sydney

Go to Luna Park in Sydney on a Sunday afternoon

Go shopping in Chapel Street, Prahran (Melbourne)and check out the cafe culture in Melbourne in general

7. Posted by xxpacerxx (Full Member 76 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

do not go to canberra!!! the worst part of Australia. Imao

  • the hostels all seem like young offenders institues
  • the place has too many roundabouts
  • there isnt really any night life
  • too much concrete

coming from sydney ? go straight to melbourne
coming from melbourne? go straight to sydney

8. Posted by ozclaire (Budding Member 7 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

You really should go to the west coast. Perth is the most beautiful city, and the small towns up the coast are amazing.

Its only, 4 hours flight from the east so its not that far.

Have fun!