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post Dec 4 2008, 04:57 PM
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Australia looks so amazing.
Gerre, have you done all these things?

Anybody else done any of these things? Anything that should be added?


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post Dec 5 2008, 04:24 PM
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1, 2, 3, 6 and 10... and I miss it!

Kings Canyon and Frazer Island should be on there!
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post Dec 8 2008, 12:14 AM
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What about Phillip Island for the Penguin Parade?


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post Dec 8 2008, 12:19 AM
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What I'd like to experience in Australia are the locally brewed ales, kangaroo & other bush meats, & the nude beaches.


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post Dec 8 2008, 04:47 AM
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Get youself over to the Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle, WA. An excellent way to while away the afternoon..


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wow really incredible. I must go to some of these.


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post Dec 9 2008, 11:46 AM
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QUOTE(mcortez62 @ Dec 8 2008, 06:18 PM) *

So you've been to Kings Canyon?
I'm interested in going. Sounds wonderful.

Any real life experiences, do's/don'ts you can share with me?



Make sure to do the full hike up and around the Canyon itself. It's fantastic. You will know you are on the right trail if a) there is a killer walk straight up at the start and cool.gif you pass through the Garden of Eden.

It's really, really worth every single minute of it.

Don't go near the edge, people do die there, and do make sure to have the camera ready - all sorts of Birdlife around (plus Dingos etc).

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post Dec 9 2008, 11:48 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Dec 4 2008, 09:57 PM) *

Anybody else done any of these things? Anything that should be added?



Have done all but #7 on that list, as I never made it to Tassie. I agree with Sianeth though, Kings Canyon was a real highlight for me, as was Cape Range National Park, in the north west of WA. That has the Ningaloo Reef which is just as amazing as the GBR...only much quieter - and closer.


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post Dec 20 2008, 04:27 AM
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QUOTE(polydemic @ Dec 8 2008, 12:19 AM) *

What I'd like to experience in Australia are the locally brewed ales, kangaroo & other bush meats, & the nude beaches.


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Kangaroo meat is actually nice smile.gif
It can be found in some supermarkets such as Woolworths here.
It's also very good for you.
When i first moved here i was a bit hesitant to try it, i don't think it's commonly eaten though.


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post Dec 20 2008, 09:10 AM
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I understand I'm speaking as a Melbournite here, but is Bondi beach really that amazing? Definitely thumbs up to the others - I'll add rock climbing in the Grampians

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post Dec 22 2008, 07:06 AM
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QUOTE(darrenstravels @ Dec 9 2008, 04:46 PM) *

Make sure to do the full hike up and around the Canyon itself. It's fantastic. You will know you are on the right trail if a) there is a killer walk straight up at the start and cool.gif you pass through the Garden of Eden.


I was an idiot and tried running up that hill at the start! Got halfway up and had to spend 5 minutes recovering!! It was a lot steeper than it looked....


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post Dec 31 2008, 08:58 AM
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QUOTE(rbisset @ Dec 22 2008, 12:06 PM) *

QUOTE(darrenstravels @ Dec 9 2008, 04:46 PM) *

Make sure to do the full hike up and around the Canyon itself. It's fantastic. You will know you are on the right trail if a) there is a killer walk straight up at the start and cool.gif you pass through the Garden of Eden.


I was an idiot and tried running up that hill at the start! Got halfway up and had to spend 5 minutes recovering!! It was a lot steeper than it looked....



I took one look at it, and had to have a very long sit down before even setting foot on it!


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post Dec 31 2008, 10:47 AM
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Jah Kings Canyon is quality - its like being surrounded by giant rocky beehives, surreal!

Like the guys have said, you have to do the walk. And you have to go off the trail and get a bit lost. But watch your step, and when you get near to the edge, beware of the wind, it can be quite strong. But you have to lie down and look over the edge just once...
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I'd add hiking through Freycinet National park (Tassie) and canoeing through Catherine Gorge (NT). Oh, and swimming with dolphins in south australia. Brings back GREAT memories reading through!
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I have done 1,2,3,4 and 10.
1 Ayers Rock is a must and 4 Kakadu is just as breath taking, wet season and dry season are such a contrast that you need to go back twice to see both.

Previous posts are right Kings Canyon should also be on the list.

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