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1. Posted by Nixie (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi All,

After being made redundant again its given me a kick up the butt to go travelling and seek adventure. I will be leaving on sept 26th for aus and wondered if anyone else was going around this time.?

Also if anyone has any places they can recommend to see.

Thanks = ) xxx


[ Edit: Edited on Jun 24, 2008, at 1:49 PM by Nixie ]

2. Posted by m1ket (Budding Member 17 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Im leaving the uk on the 6th of october but going to japan first for 2 weeks then onto cairns, then working my way round for 6 months

3. Posted by nomadgirl (Budding Member 72 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

definitely check out the gold coast! how long u going for?

4. Posted by Nixie (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


yeah will deffo check it out. Really excited. Im hoping to be there til end of march april time at least depends on funds will have to work at some point. Looking forward to a hot x mas will be v weird lol x

5. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

man just go everywhere that looks remotely interesting. you could have a blast in the most boring cities and you could get bored in sydney. ya never know!

Right off the bat I'd say Sydney is awesome, Byron bay is incredible especially if you are learning to surf, coffs harbour was pretty fun, I hated the gold coast area but the people were amazing. Airlie beach and the whitsundays are incredible. Great ocean road was amazing...if you can get a car or hitch a ride with's so cool to ride on the cliffs over looking the ocean. I hear newcastle has nice beaches but I missed out.

6. Posted by m1ket (Budding Member 17 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Im seriously considering buying a campervan or car for 10 months of my trip, only thing that puts me off is fuel costs!!

I like the idea of being able to go and stop wherever you like not the standard greyhound/other coach company route..

7. Posted by Pinkylee (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

[b]Yeah im headin in September- Leaving on September 23rd going to Thailand for a month then on to OZ gonna go Sydney until after Xmas new Year -then who knows where
Cannot wait- 12.5 wks to go

8. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

HI Nixie, where are you arriving? One of the popular routes is Sydney - Alice Springs - Cairns - Sydney.

Only Qantas fly to/from Alice Springs, except for Tiger Airways who fly Melbourne - Alice Springs. What are your interests? In the tropical north there are two seasons- the wet and the dry. Wet Season is from around October - March. It is Stinger season in Cairns from Sept/Oct through till about end of April. There are no beaches in Cairns although there is a man-made lagoon. Four Mile beach in Port Douglas is lovely and there are many operators departing from here to the GBR. Try and go with a tour that goes to the outer reef.

The Daintree Cape Tribulation coast is where the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest meet, the only place on earth where two World Heritage areas exist side by side.

You will find the weather in the tropics very humid and wet and can be unpleasant. And some roads may be closed.
Gold Coast (South QLD) beaut beaches, theme parks, great nightlife,

Sydney - Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley (wineries)

Melbourne - Yarra Valley, (wineries), Mornington Penineular, the GOR, nightlife cafes, pubs. bars. The Dandenongs, Healesville Sanctuary. the Great Ocean Road (GOR) is classed as one of the best drives in Australia, and winds it's way along the S/W coast along an often winding road with The Twelve Apostles.and London Bridge just some of the sights along the way. It can be done as a day trip as well as O/N.