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clivencoly
post Aug 10 2006, 08:09 AM
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I am going to Australia at the end of August and was wondering if anyone can give me a heads up of any sites which i really should visit?
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post Aug 10 2006, 08:28 AM
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Hey clivencoly,

You've come to the right place, and I hope we can get you on the right track. First up, check out 'Things not to be missed in Oz...' This should get you started for now. If that doesn't bring much joy, please give us a shout.

We might also be able to help further by knowing a bit more about your plans and likes/dislikes. How long d'you plan on visiting Australia for? What kind of things interest you the most?


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post Aug 11 2006, 12:27 PM
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We are visiting Australia for a whole year and are going to be ranching to earn some money to travel. We would like to see things and do things that we wouldn'tin the Uk.
I enjoy playing rugby and am hoping to either play some or see some whilst in Oz. I am also hoping to see some aussie rules whilst travelling has anybody got any hints as to where to do this?
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post Aug 12 2006, 12:50 AM
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Would you like to consider some australlia UNESCO sites ?

Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (2004)
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte) (1994)
Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia) (1986)
Fraser Island (1992)
Great Barrier Reef (1981)
Greater Blue Mountains Area (2000)
Heard and McDonald Islands (1997)
Lord Howe Island Group (1982)
Macquarie Island (1997)
Purnululu National Park (2003)
Shark Bay, Western Australia (1991)
Wet Tropics of Queensland (1988)
Kakadu National Park (1981)
Tasmanian Wilderness (1982)
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (1987)
Willandra Lakes Region (1981)


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I am going to Australia at the end of August and was wondering if anyone can give me a heads up of any sites which i really should visit?
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post Aug 12 2006, 01:57 AM
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If you're there for a year don't worry on the Aussie Rules front - there are plenty of 1st class competition games during the Australian winter (well, from April to end September really) in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. At most games you can just turn up and buy tickets and you can also pre-book for better seats online or on the phone.

For Rugby, Sydney or Brisbane are the best places to see and do it as they have the widest range of clubs, lower league games and also international fixtures. Not sure of the logistics but you could probably get a run in at a lower grade Sydney team without too much hassle and if you want to see the Super 12 or big international matches, book well ahead.

As to particular sites you probably should list the states you are thinking of visiting and working in. Australia is a massive place and each state has a bunch of cool and very different things to do/places to see.

Good luck,
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post Aug 12 2006, 02:27 AM
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Um, I think this guy wants to see the sites, not a game of Aussie Rules/Rugby/Rugby League, unless he wants to visit the SCG/MCG/Adelaide Oval/Gabba/Waca. Unless he is interested in sport


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post Aug 12 2006, 05:44 AM
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QUOTE(clivencoly @ Aug 11 2006, 12:27 PM) *

I enjoy playing rugby and am hoping to either play some or see some whilst in Oz. I am also hoping to see some aussie rules whilst travelling has anybody got any hints as to where to do this?


He did tuck a footy request in there as well D. Should probably add some websites on that front so Clive, try rugby.com.au for Internation fixtures/tix , Scrum.com/ for Super12 specific info, NSW Rugby for Sydney club matches and finding a local team to play with (start looking Feb/March I suppose using NSW postcodes like 2050 - if you know where you're staying) and the AFL website for Aussie Rules spectator info across the country.

Have fun,
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post Aug 13 2006, 05:12 AM
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QUOTE(technotrekker @ Aug 12 2006, 05:44 AM) *

QUOTE(clivencoly @ Aug 11 2006, 12:27 PM) *

I enjoy playing rugby and am hoping to either play some or see some whilst in Oz. I am also hoping to see some aussie rules whilst travelling has anybody got any hints as to where to do this?


He did tuck a footy request in there as well D. Should probably add some websites on that front so Clive, try rugby.com.au for Internation fixtures/tix , Scrum.com/ for Super12 specific info, NSW Rugby for Sydney club matches and finding a local team to play with (start looking Feb/March I suppose using NSW postcodes like 2050 - if you know where you're staying) and the AFL website for Aussie Rules spectator info across the country.

Have fun,
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Thanks for the useful tips i'll definetly take a look at those. We do not know which states we will be working in yet but the hints on the unesco sites is brilliant. When we know where we are staying and going i'll post that, but any more useful info on oz will be greatly appreciated!!

Cheers Clive and Coly
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post Aug 14 2006, 12:21 PM
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www.centrelink.gov.au


Isn't that pointing him in the direction of the nearest DOLE OFFICE !!!


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post Aug 17 2006, 03:36 PM
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That Harvest trail website is pretty useless. I had to do loads of bloody fruitpicking all over Aus and the best place to get up-to-date info is the hotline: 1300720126. There's always something that needs picking around Aus but be prepared to sit around waiting for a couple of weeks and slave labour conditions when you start!


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post Aug 18 2006, 12:22 AM
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That Harvest trail website is pretty useless


We made that one for dodgy backpackers !!!


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post Aug 18 2006, 09:22 AM
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You could always try Wwoofing!


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post Aug 18 2006, 12:16 PM
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Why would anyone want to work on a farm???


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Like your footnote David, for the experience..


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I walked into that one !!!!!

Ok then, I wouldn't do it, not even for the experience


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QUOTE(clivencoly @ Aug 10 2006, 08:09 AM) *

I am going to Australia at the end of August and was wondering if anyone can give me a heads up of any sites which i really should visit?
Cheers!


Hi, Australia in August - will still be a bit fresh weather wise, but the winter season is on its way out and Spring is pushing through. Depending on how long you have to visit key cities include Melbourne and Sydney for a cosmopolitan experience - both cities are biult on multiculturalism and have a great vibe about them. The great "Aussie outback" experience is one to consider, heading into the 'red centre' - big open space, fairly impressive indigineous and natural attraction ie. Ayres Rock!

Australia's coasts are fantastic, the top end of Western Australia and of course Northern Queensland with the Great Barrier Reef are both amazing sites to be seen. If you are looking at condensing your trip but would like to fit in a little of everything, I suggest starting in Melbourne, exploring regional Victoria down to the Great Ocean Road and the head off of the Victoria - New south Wales coastal drive.

So many places to see, foods to taste, shopping to experience and sun to soak! Enjoy!!
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Hi,

have you checked out the top 10 things to do in Australia list.

I have put the link below.

Its an awesome list.....

http://www.thingstoexperience.com/places/a...comment-page-1/


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post Mar 11 2009, 12:42 PM
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Here is another site to check must-see places in Sydney and wherever in Oz..
Enjoy:

australiatravelmarket.com smile.gif
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