Travel Australia

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  1. lanealanea profile image62
    lanealaneaposted 12 years ago

    Where to go?

    1. saltymick profile image79
      saltymickposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Travel Australia - where to go? Check out my Around Australia Road Trip (43 hubs so far) for ideas and suggestions. You can pick and choose, mix and match or follow the entire route. It is a big country, almost the same size as mainland USA but with a population less than California.

      1. lanealanea profile image62
        lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      2. SmittenWithTravel profile image60
        SmittenWithTravelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I agree, you have to find the areas that appeal to you most..whether it's the big cities or the outback or the Great Barrier Reef - there's so much to see and do!

    2. novascotiamiss profile image73
      novascotiamissposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      A sunrise hike to the top of Mt. Warning (East Coast, near Byron Bay) the world's largest extinct shield volcano is a must, if you are a hiker. It rewards the visitor with a view of the first rays of sunlight to hit the Australian mainland. The hike leads through rainforest and and is 4-5 hours round-trip.

    3. profile image52
      roothzimpyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Great Ocean road drive is one of the very scenic drives in the world. There are number of beautiful towns and beaches along the way. The stretch between Lorne and Apollo Bay is very picturesque in this drive.

  2. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    Big place - how long have you got travelling?  Look at Sidney Morgan's hubs, Karandas and I have a few on various Australian destinations

    1. lanealanea profile image62
      lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      10 days

    2. Karanda profile image77
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the mention CMHypno. Australia is huge! Ten days is not much time lanealanea, although most of the major centres can be reached in a couple of hours by plane, the heart of Australia is off the beaten track.

      The Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley region and the heart of our nation; Alice Springs and Uluru offer something a bit different to anywhere else. But gee, then there's the Grampians or the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and the vast expanse of Western Australia.

      Ten days? Really? Only ten days? You might have to come again!

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    ...hmmmmm....australia is one of the countries i'd luv to travel's comin'....

    1. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Love Australia, it's humor , sunshine and sharks

  4. Sunset San Diego profile image59
    Sunset San Diegoposted 12 years ago

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  5. scubadoggy profile image70
    scubadoggyposted 12 years ago

    The southern part of Australia is awesome, near the Grampian Mountains in Dunkeld...  Lots of great climbing and kangaroos!  Anthony Bourdain from the Travel Channel did a show on a restaurant there  called the "Royal Mail", and he called it the best restaurant in Australia!  Even though I haven't yet been all over the country, I agree, it was an awesome meal!

    1. lanealanea profile image62
      lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for that

  6. profile image49
    ShortStoryposted 12 years ago

    This doesn't seem like quite the right time for visiting Australia (or New Zealand for that matter).

    1. Karanda profile image77
      Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sure, we've been hit with some bad weather, floods and cyclones but we are up and running again. Now is the best time, the tourism industry is keen to get international visitors back to our shores and show them how quickly we recover.

  7. GmaGoldie profile image75
    GmaGoldieposted 12 years ago

    One of the world's most amazing places.  Loved the coast line - and the people!  The butterfly garden in Sidney, the mountain climb - Aires Rock - spelling help needed - sorry was not my cup of tea.

    New Zealand was also wonderful.

    Oh, the fairy penguins!  I could just go on and on - want to return someday.

    1. lanealanea profile image62
      lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm, coool!

  8. travelespresso profile image68
    travelespressoposted 12 years ago

    My advice - don't try to cover too much during your 10 days.  There is so much to see in Australia and the distances vast so focus on one or two areas!

    Where are you landing?  What do you like to do when you're on holiday?  I'm sure many here will be able to give you more advice.  Or, I recommend my favorite site for travelers' information - TripAdvisor!


    1. lanealanea profile image62
      lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      cool thank you! well, I could better help you understand what I like by visiting my hubs of course. :-) I just wanted to know what first came to your mind. thanks!

  9. lilian_sg profile image64
    lilian_sgposted 12 years ago

    most people would probably recommend the Eastern side. I haven't been there so can't comment but definitely enjoyed my visit to Perth.

    If you want more info, refer to my hub on Western Australia.

    1. lanealanea profile image62
      lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      heh so thank you for that!

  10. onemoreadd profile image59
    onemoreaddposted 12 years ago

    Having lived in Australia for a year, the answer will depend on what you are looking for. For a more laid back Australian experience, Western Australia is a good option because there are far less tourists. However, the traditional route starts either in Sydney or Melbourne, then goes all the way up to Cairns up North. This is definitely the biggest backpacker circuit, as there are thousands who do this route. Don't forget to stop in Byron Bay, as it is a popular destination for the backpackers and a personal favorite of mine.

    1. lanealanea profile image62
      lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Super, okay!

  11. johncimble profile image52
    johncimbleposted 12 years ago

    Queensland is very good, because you can visit Brisbane, Gold Coast and then go up north to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier reef all while in the same state.

    Other cities are good to visit, but I only know a lot about Queensland because I lived there for 5 years.

    1. lanealanea profile image62
      lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am going to look into this, thank you very much for your time

  12. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 12 years ago

    Perth is great to visit if you like variety, do a trip to Ningaloo reef where I swam/snorkled  with a turtle ! Monkey mia where I fed a dolphin + see a bit of the country side as well . A lot you can see here in a short time !

    1. lanealanea profile image62
      lanealaneaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      this is very cool, i appreciate the advice


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