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Old 06-25-2019, 10:52 AM
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Looking to plan another trip and have been thinking Australia. Any suggestions for area/location. I know Yolanda is keen on beach areas so this would be important.
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What time of year are you planning to go Down Under? October is a great time. Itís Spring and weather isnít too hot.
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What time of year are you planning to go Down Under? October is a great time. Itís Spring and weather isnít too hot.


As early as September, as late as December.
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Great time to go. Beaches in NSW to see are of course Bondi...I like Coogee beach too
There is Byron Bay in NSW which is also a popular tourist spot and surf beach.
Qld has plenty but you might want to stop at Surfers Paradise for a few nights. All the major Theme Parks are there (if you have kids)
Melbourne has St.Kilda beach which is a popular tourist destination (but nothing special). The 12 Apostles are a must visit. Theyíre about a 3 hr drive from Melbourne but worth a look.
I live in Melbourne so let me know if youíre there.
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Lots of Australians live in Australia!
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As early as September, as late as December.

How long are you planning to go for? Also do you have any specific interests outside of beaches as weíve got a stack of great beaches here!
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The Sunshine Coast north of Brisbane have more pristine beaches. Less crowded than the Gold Coast.

And if you need to listen to some music, head over to Brisbane HiFi shameless plug. But the voltage difference and the high Australian tax means no bueno for HiFi bargains so itís more to get an audio fix.

Brisbane itself is pretty much a snore fest as far as tourist destinations are concerned. Itís just a nice place to live.

But just beyond the city, there are nice nature reserves. And of course the beaches north (Sunshine Coast) and south (Gold Coast).

Melbourne is a more interesting place to visit. Culturally and historically more diverse. And there are vineyards just a few hours drive away.
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Looking to plan another trip and have been thinking Australia. Any suggestions for area/location. I know Yolanda is keen on beach areas so this would be important.
Melbourne is great; the harbor at Sydney is incredible and there's Bondi Beach for Yolanda. Also, if you can get to South Australia, Adelaide is nice and the Barossa Valley is close by.
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Lots of good advise/feedback, thanks everyone!
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