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Australia [travel tips sought]

People form aus, I need suggestions.

I'm going to australia in a few days. I have planned something for the first week but then have no idea where to go or do( staying until 8th january).
I've been before in 2005 did a big trip (sydney,adelaide, outback, darwin,cairns,east coast,sydney) Any suggestions ? I'd leave from port lincoln back to adelaide but then ? I thought about a surfing camp in byron bay.... perth any good for passing christmas and the new year ??
Airline to travel with within australia ?

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Old 05.12.2007, 23:33
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Re: Australia

yeah good plan, stay in the south, it gets a bit hot and humid in the north this time of year, surf tours from sydney to byron recommended, have heard good reports, exmouth and coral bay in the north of wa good if you are keen on diving, west coast is generally pretty quiet in terms of party scene, but easy to make your own fun, perth ok for christmas on the beach, once again very different to the east coast not really a big scene going on new years, try to go to an organised event rather than just hitting the streets, northbridge (entertainment district of perth) can be ugly with lots of bored drunk people from the suburbs looking for fights, surf tours also in lancelin north of perth though on average surf not as big as it would be in byron but less people
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Re: Australia

Heya! You are in a smidgen of trouble if you have not organised anything yet. However, I take it by your post that you have not done Melbourne, and the lower peninsula?

I would definitely say do the Great Ocean Road, and then go to Portsea/ Sorrento/ Bells Beach for surfing. You can do this from Melbourne, and it will kick over New Year.

I would skip Byron: too many people. Byron is better in early December or March when everything is still warming up: you have the whole coastline of the country ready by the time you are going.

Generally, airlines are pretty good, but don't go back and forward across the country as you are wasting precious time.
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Re: Australia

Perth I would not recommend for your purposes, Christmas and New Year in Perth are based around family and friends; it is hard for single tourists to blend in. Also, the camp sites in the South are absolutely packed with Perthites. So in terms of time I would stick to the East Coast like the others suggested.
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Re: Australia

Also, South Coast: look into Batemans Bay and Nowra.
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Re: Australia

We spent xmas '05 camping in Tasmania (hobart, freycinet, bay of fires) and then took in new years in Sydney. we had a blast.
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Re: Australia

Thank you very much !!!! I'm glad that I asked.
Guess what I'm going to do near port lincoln coast :P ! Shark diving !
Yeah, I havn't been to melbourne yet... my parents went there and loved it.
I really like sydney thought. Okay I'll forget perth & byron for this time of year. Now ... I'm going to look into melbourne, Batemans Bay and Nowra, the surfing spots(by the way I'm a beginner) you spoke of. I have a friend that lives in wagga wagga but hard to get in contact with ... so it would be spending christmas & new year with friends made in a backpackers lodge.
Tasmania forgot all about that place !

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Re: Australia

Sydney is nice for the harbour (the New Year's fireworks are unbeatable), but that's about it.

While Byron Bay is a magnet for tourists, there are heaps of good surfing spots along the entire NSW coast.
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Re: Australia [travel tips sought]

I would recommend not going to Batemans Bay. There's nothing there and the beaches are average (and usually choked with seaweed).

I would suggest going to Tasmania as well - bay of fires, Bruny Island, Cradle Mountain etc, and it's a nice time of year for Tassie (although I always get way more sunburnt there than I do in other parts of the country).
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Re: Australia [travel tips sought]

Tassie is highly recommended for christmas new years - there is a big summer festival in hobart with a food and wine festival - taste of tassie. The sydney hobart boats all roll in after boxing day. Its a very festive atmosphere.

and then there is camping - stay away from Coles Bay and you will have some beautiful pristine campsites which are not too crowded (and many free campsites in central tassie).

we went last christmas trout fishing up near bronte park and cradle mountain and had a great time, its light til about 11pm, so we stalked those elusive trout for hours, on the way seeing about 10 platypus in about 5 days...
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