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Jaunt around Aus

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Just been for a couple of week walkabout around Aus, covering Melbourne, ocean road through to Adelaide, and Sydney.

Will write up some stuff on it shortly, but if anyone is interested there's pictures here.

Gawd damm Sydney is a beautiful place.

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Having lived that way for a year in'96/97 and having a holiday in 2006/7 - i can concur! Although Melbourne was great for eating and sport [going to the Boxing Day test at the MCG was a special experience], i fell in love with the beach style of Sydney.

I lived in Coogee and loved finishing work and heading to the beach every day [when not raining, which does happen a lot more often than people think]. I would sometimes head into Circular Quay at night and just sit on a bench for hours looking at the harbour [was a little love sick at the time!!]

Can't see my going back for a long time now, unless my lotto numbers come up!!

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I've got some nigh on identical photos from my time along the Ocean Road in 2000! Good to see it hasn't changed too much!

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Funny enough been trying to sort out a trip like that myself, using an around the World ticket only problem not sure I want to go on my own. Great pics +++

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Thanks.

It's a great trip - Melbourne to Mount Gambier is just beautiful. Trick is to take your time and try and find everything. I've done that trip probably 4 or 5 times now (Melb to Adelaide) and every time it's been different and just as interesting.

I put some effort into getting to know Melbourne this time too, and I appreciate the place a lot more. Previously I'd not 'got' Melbourne. It seemed very distributed and lacking in cool - certainly compared to Sydney anyway. I'm a bit of a City walker - I like to walk out and be in it so to speak, and to walk about all day - I just don't get that with Melbourne.

It seems to be all about the river there - and let's face it a slightly muddy brown Yarra is never going to be a competitor for the Sydney harbour :grin:

Currently planning to do the East Cost - Darwin down to Sydney. We'll jump the Gold/Surf coast though - been to Brisbane and the surrounds before, and it's like Any Europe Town Anywhere In The Med...Not very interesting.

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Great pics indeed. Loving the Koala and the Snow Leopard? :cool: I'd love to go some day, but I'm **** scared of spiders and not overly fond of snakes, insects, anything else you can think of...

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but I'm **** scared of spiders and not overly fond of snakes, insects, anything else you can think of...

You really don't have to worry about it. I've been 5/6 times now and not seen anything like that, well not without going to look for stuff anyways.

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wow - some truly stunning pix there.

(/knows bugger all about Australia: did you go snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef?)

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