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  #31  
Old August 23rd, 2004, 03:05 PM
Frank Slootweg
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Julie wrote:
Hi Brian,

With just one month I don't think I would drive from Perth to Adelaide.

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Yes, one month is somewhat short. FYI, we did this part (by campervan)
from October 27 (*leaving* Perth) to November 25 (*arriving* in Sydney)
2000. I.e. 30 days *without* time in Perth or Sydney (and without time
to fly to/from Oz).
  #32  
Old August 24th, 2004, 07:45 AM
Brizze
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Thanks, very usefull !!!

"Peter" skrev i en meddelelse
news:[email protected]
In article ,
says...

Eventhough Denmark is not as popular as Australia, we actually do have a
significant amount of tourists in summertime. And danes also have a

great
time despite the cowds ect. So im sure I would have a "ball" I Australia

;0)
in fact i know it!!!


Guaranteed. Denmark is very popular here after that magic royal wedding.

On this trip we would like to have some fun, our age 28 and 32, see some

of
the classic Australia, ofcourse as many animals as possible, kanguru,
parrots, my wife-koalas etc. see specktakular nature and meet some

mate's
and matildas.


You'll have no problems seeing kangaroos. They often sleep by the side
of busy highways. They are most active at dawn and dusk, and during the
heat of the day tend to loll around under trees. Koala could be tricky,
but are plentiful in some areas.

Now this is what I have found out so far.
In Perth ther should be a chance of wale spotting from september to
december, this we would love to do, so if anyone knows anything about

this,
please write.


You'd be pushing it in December. The whales go down to the Antarctic for
the summer.

The Great Coastal Road, maybe we could rent a car for this..


A great drive.

Kangaroo Island, this is one thing we will have to see, I have seen
different offers on the web.


Plenty of koalas on Kangaroo Island.

Tazmania, yes that would be great, but how much time shuld one spend

here
???


It's only a small place. A week is enough. Highlights are the West Coast
with a boat cruise up the Franklin River, and Port Arthur the old
convict settlement east of Hobart. Hobart itself is very busy for the
week or so after Christmas.

Ayers and the Olgas we would also like to see, but I realize that we

cant
have it all L


If you have the money, fly there. You can see both the Rock and the
Olgas in one day and there are plenty of guided trips available.

That's it I think, so any ideas of yours are most welcome !
Thanks for all your help


Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney will give you guaranteed sightings of all
Australian animals including the platypus, very hard to see in the wild.
It's also a great view over the Harbour with the Opera House and the
Bridge in the background.

There's a revolving buffet restaurant in Sydney Tower where you get a
great view of the city and can eat kangaroo, emu and crocodile meat.

Canberra is a superb example of a planned city, even if you don't go
inside any of the museums and art galleries, you can drive around and
see how it's all put together. The view from Mount Ainslie is tremendous
as it lies at one end of the ceremonial land axis. Have dinner at Black
Mountain Tower - in the middle of summer I like to arrive in the late
afternoon and watch as the sun sets over the Brindabellas and the lights
come on.

The YHA hostel in Melbourne at Queensberry Hill is a favorite of mine.
Walk down to North Melbourne in the golden twilight and admire the
gothic town hall from one of the many restaurants opposite. Or if you
want cosmopolitan atmosphere, you can't go past Lygon Street in
Brunswick.

There are any number of great places to go in Australia. The main thing
to remember is that it's a long way between them, and apart from the
South East corner, it's all very sparsely settled.



  #33  
Old August 24th, 2004, 07:45 AM
Brizze
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Thanks, very usefull !!!

"Peter" skrev i en meddelelse
news:[email protected]
In article ,
says...

Eventhough Denmark is not as popular as Australia, we actually do have a
significant amount of tourists in summertime. And danes also have a

great
time despite the cowds ect. So im sure I would have a "ball" I Australia

;0)
in fact i know it!!!


Guaranteed. Denmark is very popular here after that magic royal wedding.

On this trip we would like to have some fun, our age 28 and 32, see some

of
the classic Australia, ofcourse as many animals as possible, kanguru,
parrots, my wife-koalas etc. see specktakular nature and meet some

mate's
and matildas.


You'll have no problems seeing kangaroos. They often sleep by the side
of busy highways. They are most active at dawn and dusk, and during the
heat of the day tend to loll around under trees. Koala could be tricky,
but are plentiful in some areas.

Now this is what I have found out so far.
In Perth ther should be a chance of wale spotting from september to
december, this we would love to do, so if anyone knows anything about

this,
please write.


You'd be pushing it in December. The whales go down to the Antarctic for
the summer.

The Great Coastal Road, maybe we could rent a car for this..


A great drive.

Kangaroo Island, this is one thing we will have to see, I have seen
different offers on the web.


Plenty of koalas on Kangaroo Island.

Tazmania, yes that would be great, but how much time shuld one spend

here
???


It's only a small place. A week is enough. Highlights are the West Coast
with a boat cruise up the Franklin River, and Port Arthur the old
convict settlement east of Hobart. Hobart itself is very busy for the
week or so after Christmas.

Ayers and the Olgas we would also like to see, but I realize that we

cant
have it all L


If you have the money, fly there. You can see both the Rock and the
Olgas in one day and there are plenty of guided trips available.

That's it I think, so any ideas of yours are most welcome !
Thanks for all your help


Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney will give you guaranteed sightings of all
Australian animals including the platypus, very hard to see in the wild.
It's also a great view over the Harbour with the Opera House and the
Bridge in the background.

There's a revolving buffet restaurant in Sydney Tower where you get a
great view of the city and can eat kangaroo, emu and crocodile meat.

Canberra is a superb example of a planned city, even if you don't go
inside any of the museums and art galleries, you can drive around and
see how it's all put together. The view from Mount Ainslie is tremendous
as it lies at one end of the ceremonial land axis. Have dinner at Black
Mountain Tower - in the middle of summer I like to arrive in the late
afternoon and watch as the sun sets over the Brindabellas and the lights
come on.

The YHA hostel in Melbourne at Queensberry Hill is a favorite of mine.
Walk down to North Melbourne in the golden twilight and admire the
gothic town hall from one of the many restaurants opposite. Or if you
want cosmopolitan atmosphere, you can't go past Lygon Street in
Brunswick.

There are any number of great places to go in Australia. The main thing
to remember is that it's a long way between them, and apart from the
South East corner, it's all very sparsely settled.



  #34  
Old August 27th, 2004, 11:09 PM
Fokke Coenen
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Australians think december is crowded because of the school holidays. We
have been in Australia from oct to april and december is NOT crowded by
European standards. The school holidays only begin at the end of december
and Australia is soooooo large that even if they want, they cannot make the
place crowded.

We were in Queensland at that time and is was great. We traveled aroud with
a campervan. We did book every acomondation the day before, but this proved
only nessecary in one occasion.

I am sure you have a worderfull time.

Felix Cohen
Netherlands

ps. There is an advantage to have some other visitors to campings. You can
easily meet Australians. Great fun.


"Brizze" schreef in bericht
. ..
Hi Everyone,

My wife and i are planing a 4-5week trip to Australia in december, maybe
that is! Because i have read a couple of places that december is not the
best month to visit AU.

1. because australians themselves are on their long christmas vacation and
therefore, making it almost impossible to find a place to sleep etc.
2. because of the huge amount of box jellyfish, that makes it
life-threatening to go bathing north of Brisbane.

So i would very much like to hear from Australians or people who have been

i
AU in december, who can tell me if this is all nosence or if there is some
truth in it.
I visited this beautiful country the first time in march 2000 and it was
just perfect. Therefore i would like to avoid getting a bad experience by
going the wrong time of year, so please help me by responding here, or
direct on my email

Thanks a lot
Brian/Copenhagen/Denmark




  #35  
Old August 31st, 2004, 12:19 PM
Brizze
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""Australia is soooooo large that even if they want, they cannot make the
place crowded.""

Yeah, i guess your right, Felix ;0)

Brian


"Fokke Coenen" skrev i en meddelelse
...
Australians think december is crowded because of the school holidays. We
have been in Australia from oct to april and december is NOT crowded by
European standards. The school holidays only begin at the end of december
and Australia is soooooo large that even if they want, they cannot make

the
place crowded.

We were in Queensland at that time and is was great. We traveled aroud

with
a campervan. We did book every acomondation the day before, but this

proved
only nessecary in one occasion.

I am sure you have a worderfull time.

Felix Cohen
Netherlands

ps. There is an advantage to have some other visitors to campings. You can
easily meet Australians. Great fun.


"Brizze" schreef in bericht
. ..
Hi Everyone,

My wife and i are planing a 4-5week trip to Australia in december, maybe
that is! Because i have read a couple of places that december is not the
best month to visit AU.

1. because australians themselves are on their long christmas vacation

and
therefore, making it almost impossible to find a place to sleep etc.
2. because of the huge amount of box jellyfish, that makes it
life-threatening to go bathing north of Brisbane.

So i would very much like to hear from Australians or people who have

been
i
AU in december, who can tell me if this is all nosence or if there is

some
truth in it.
I visited this beautiful country the first time in march 2000 and it was
just perfect. Therefore i would like to avoid getting a bad experience

by
going the wrong time of year, so please help me by responding here, or
direct on my email

Thanks a lot
Brian/Copenhagen/Denmark






  #36  
Old August 31st, 2004, 02:45 PM
Brizze
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""Australia is soooooo large that even if they want, they cannot make the
place crowded""

Yeah, i guess your right
thanks for your info

Brian


"Fokke Coenen" skrev i en meddelelse
...
Australians think december is crowded because of the school holidays. We
have been in Australia from oct to april and december is NOT crowded by
European standards. The school holidays only begin at the end of december
and Australia is soooooo large that even if they want, they cannot make

the
place crowded.

We were in Queensland at that time and is was great. We traveled aroud

with
a campervan. We did book every acomondation the day before, but this

proved
only nessecary in one occasion.

I am sure you have a worderfull time.

Felix Cohen
Netherlands

ps. There is an advantage to have some other visitors to campings. You can
easily meet Australians. Great fun.


"Brizze" schreef in bericht
. ..
Hi Everyone,

My wife and i are planing a 4-5week trip to Australia in december, maybe
that is! Because i have read a couple of places that december is not the
best month to visit AU.

1. because australians themselves are on their long christmas vacation

and
therefore, making it almost impossible to find a place to sleep etc.
2. because of the huge amount of box jellyfish, that makes it
life-threatening to go bathing north of Brisbane.

So i would very much like to hear from Australians or people who have

been
i
AU in december, who can tell me if this is all nosence or if there is

some
truth in it.
I visited this beautiful country the first time in march 2000 and it was
just perfect. Therefore i would like to avoid getting a bad experience

by
going the wrong time of year, so please help me by responding here, or
direct on my email

Thanks a lot
Brian/Copenhagen/Denmark






 




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