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#1 Losing With Pride

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

Hello Everyone,

I'm heading to Aussie in 2 weeks with a good buddy of mine. We are flying into Brisbane and have 3 weeks down under... (Could only get 3 weeks off of work)

Any advice from people who have travelled there?
Anything I should bring in particular besides a power converter, passport, electronic visa, cash and cards?

We will be hitting up the Golden Coast, Byron Bay, Surfer's Paradise, Fraser island and Cairns.

Unfortunately, the Aussie Dollar is strong right now which kind of sucks.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

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In all seriousness though I'm pretty jealous. Maybe hit up New Zealand while you're in the area.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

Surf,, when i was in australia ..i hit up ayers rock(sp?)
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

Just remember that they are all criminals.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:06 PM

Went to Melbourne and Sydney almost 10 years ago. Wow. Sydney is one of the very few other places on earth I would be willing to live. Just a gorgeous city everywhere you go. We also hit Tasmania and Kangaroo island.

I hate to say it but aside from us being polite as can be Australians are much easier people to meet.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:45 AM

condoms, make sure you dome up, the woman are filthy.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

Just remember that they are all criminals.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:14 AM

I've traveled to many places but never to Aus. As far as jet lag is concerned I think it's best if you arrive late in the day but try not to sleep on the plane. Arriving tired and late at night helps me acclimatize easier.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

Aussie aussie aussie!


Their national anthem:

Edited by Armada, 14 April 2013 - 11:02 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:57 PM

i lived in sydney for 4 years. other than cairns and fraser island, i have been to the places you listed. great choices. also stop by nimbin (it's very close to byron bay). it's a small hippie town where all they do is smoke weed. only place in australia u can openly buy and smoke all day everyday.

take a light jacket and sweater. it might rain here and there.

go to a footy match. maybe cricket.

brisbane is known for the casino. check it out. also roma street parkland.

sydney food (be sure to check out hurricanes, braza, churasco, max brenner. oh and oportos for fastfood) and clubbing (3 wise monkeys, home bar, chinese laundry, tank, opera bar). harbour bridge (do the bridge climb), opera house, darling harbour, paddy's market, beaches (manley and bondi, coogee), taronga zoo, jenolan caves, take the ferry to manly or balmain.

kangaroo balls, indigenous artwork/instruments are good souvenirs.

ayers rock is pretty cool.

be sure to go to melbourne. this is becoming too long so no tips for melbourne.

aussie's are generally veryy friendly. some racism especially once u out of the major cities. no prob if u'r caucasian.

have fun. ur gonna have a blast.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:31 AM

stay away from wolf creek ;)
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

good info
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