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Check out this topic currently being discussed on the Australasia forum at BootsnAll: Badly Drawn Girl is living and working in Auckland… And wants to go to Sydney for New Years. She asks, “Anyone got any rants/raves about the city this time of year? Are there any hostels that don’t have the 7-day minimum stay requirement? Am I better off […]

Australia Forum Thread for the week of November 13, 2006


Check out these topics currently being discussed on the Australasia forum at BootsnAll: Keppie will be in Darwin for a week, and is looking for the cheapest way to see Kakadu – the $350 tours are more than a bit over her budget! Huddo_55 wasn’t supposed to be backpacking in Melbourne in December, but that’s the way it’s turning out. […]

Australia Forum Threads for the week of October 30, 2006


Check out these topics currently being discussed on the Australasia forum at BootsnAll: Boo70007 has been traveling around Australia, and now that she’s back in Sydney, she wants to know – why is the Melbourne Cup such a big deal? And where’s the best spot to watch it in Sydney? ChristineHind is looking for advice on the Melbourne International Film […]

Australia Forum Threads for the week of October 23, 2006



Check out these topics currently being discussed on the Australasia forum at BootsnAll: Anyone who’s not from Australia thinks those kangaroos are just soooo cute… Until they jump out in front of your car at night, that is. Kings of the Sun points out that “kangaroos can pack more than a punch!” It’s certainly something to be aware of if […]

Australia Forum Threads for the week of October 16, 2006



Check out this topic currently being discussed on the Australasia forum at BootsnAll: Gene Jackitt is looking at making the trip from Darwin to Broome around the end of February or the beginning of March next year – and is looking for advice both on the amount of time needed for the journey, and about the weather. People seem to […]

Australia Forum Thread for the week of October 2, 2006



Check out these topics currently being discussed on the Australasia forum at BootsnAll: Eppyboy and niknak have been discussing traversing Australia via the Great Southern Railway, but neither of them has gone that route yet – niknak is hoping to do it in December, and could use some insights. Tish wants the hostel experience in Sydney, but wants a private […]

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A trip up the Northern Beaches is not complete without a trip to Avalon. Famous for the worlds slowest pedestrians- Avalon works on its own sense of time. Unconcerned and unhurried pedestrians wreak havoc with the local traffic. A spectacular place to watch the ensuing pandemonium of overly polite drivers and unrushed pedestrians is from Café Ibiza.

Sydney- Northern Beaches -Cafe Ibiza!


The Basin New South Wales has a very organized set of national parks that are complete with cooking, shower, and camping facilites. Among the parks I have visited, The Basin is a stand out. If you live in or around the Sydney area it is the easiest way to get completely OUT of the city in under an hour.

Sydney- Camping in the Northern Beaches



One thing definitely worth a splurge of your trip money is a flight over Kakadu. All of the local people I encountered on my trip recommended it and they were absolutely right. Driving through Kakadu does little to give you the same perspective on the terrain, the interaction of the natural forces, and the sheer size of the park.

Northern Territory- Scenic Flight Company