My wife and I will be in Brisbane, Australia for 5 or 6 days in early October, with our 6-year-old daughter. Any recommendations for kid-friendly fun and/or sightseeing?
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 29, 2006 -
I want to open a savings account here in the UK for my god-daughter who lives in Australia. What hidden taxes and other nasty surprises can I expect when I transfer it to her when she's 18... if its even possible.
posted by monkeyJuice
on Jul 1, 2006 -
Some random loser is sending lewd text messages to my girlfriend's mobile telephone. I have his first name and mobile number only. What can I legally do to stop him texting her again? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79
on May 2, 2006 -
I'm looking for recommendations for hosting for a new Australian small business. Yes, I've searched the archives. Yes, I've read all the old hosting recommendation threads. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Feb 22, 2006 -
How do I do a convincing New Zealander accent? And how do I do a convincing Australian accent? And how do I manage to not make them sound the same?
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Jan 27, 2006 -
Aussie Mefites: Are there any credit card reward programs worth using?
More inside... [more inside]
posted by skybeedoo
on Jan 11, 2006 -
My fiancee (soon to be wife) and I are planning on getting pregnant in 2006. Because we are smart people we have discussed the possibility of having the child born in a foreign country (we are both American) which would give him or her the advantage of dual-citizenship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 13, 2005 -
We will be spending 24 hrs in Sydney at the end of a 3 week tour round Oz & NZ. Any one have any tips on a nice relaxing hotel? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on Dec 5, 2005 -
I was reading this thread
the other day and it got me wondering how the iTMS gift voucher system works. We have friend who is working here in Australia until the end of the year and has a US credit card, can she get us a gift certificate if we have .mac account or do we need to have a US iTMS account for it to work? [more inside]
posted by mule
on Oct 13, 2005 -
Dear TravelFilter, I've got a day or two in Melbourne, Australia to kill - I'm into photography, modernist art and the like, and I want to take in the MCG tour
I have no private transport and don't want to stray to far from the city. What should I do ?
posted by oliyoung
on Oct 5, 2005 -
Suggestions for PhD study in International Relations within the English-speaking world? [more inside]
posted by keijo
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Scuba diving in Thailand, Malaysia, Bali or Western Australia? Anybody got any views or experience? [more inside]
posted by asok
on Sep 7, 2005 -
A good friend of mine and I are planning a trip to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji in November. We're in our early thirties, like to have a good time, and will try anything once or twice. We will most likely be traveling the east coast of Australia, the south in New Zealand, and finally ending up in Fiji. Where exactly should we go, what hotels should we stay in, what should we do. What should we see in Sydney? Should we go into the interior in Australia? Great Barrier Reef? Other cities? What's happening in Fiji? Any info would be great!
posted by jasondigitized
on Aug 25, 2005 -
Australian Mobile Phone Company Filter: Anyone got share-worthy experiences with "3"? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Aug 2, 2005 -
I'm off to spend the wintery month of August in Australia and New Zealand. Im visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, and Uluru in Austalia, then flying over to New Zealand where I'll work my way down from Auckland to Christchurch. I'm looking for recommendations on where to stay, where and what to eat & drink, and what to see and do, as well as answers to a few specific questions. [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha
on Jul 15, 2005 -
Dogs in Space
was an Australian film released in 1987 starring Michael Hutchence of INXS before they cracked the states. It's about a band living in a share-house in Melbourne in 1979. The lifestyle, the personalities, can still be found today, 26 years on. What other movies, despite their fictions, serve as documentaries of lifestyles that will probably remain unrecorded?
posted by hifimofo
on Jul 2, 2005 -
We're holidaying in Australia and we've promised to take the kids (11 & 12) to Surfers Paradise. The kids think it's a wildy fantastic idea... [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling
on Jun 19, 2005 -
I am moving from the US to Australia (Sydney) in a few weeks and am interested to know if anyone has advice and experiences in managing bank accounts between countries. [more inside]
posted by qwip
on Jun 8, 2005 -
Anyone know a good resource for free and/or paid access to satellite imagery of urban Australia? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79
on Apr 15, 2005 -
As an American, how difficult is it to emigrate to either Australia or Ireland? [more inside]
posted by mexican
on Mar 14, 2005 -
What's that "game" that was posted on Metafilter about some Australia based website that recruited people after they filled out several forms?
posted by Like the Reef
on Feb 19, 2005 -
I'm considering ordering some relatively expensive gear online from the US, however the suppliers will only ship domestically. Being that I live in Australia, this is a problem. Does anyone know of some reliable proxy operators who will provide a US address for delivery, and then ship internationally? Is this worth the risk/expense?
posted by Thoth
on Feb 2, 2005 -
I have a recent edition of Mary Poppins signed by P.L. Travers shortly before she died. How would I go about valuing such a thing and what would be the best way to sell it? I'm in South Australia if that makes a difference.
posted by Savvas
on Jan 24, 2005 -
I am an American and an Australian, I would like to bring some product or service idea from the US to Australia as a business. Please guide me [MI] [more inside]
posted by Dag Maggot
on Jan 20, 2005 -
I’m studying abroad in September, and I’m considering (in order of current preference): Hong Kong, Oslo, Singapore, Uppsala (Sweden), University of the West Indies, and a variety in Australia/New Zealand (likely Melbourne). I can figure out which school suits my needs best, but I’m looking for information and advice on the locales themselves. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Dec 21, 2004 -
My very organic wife wants a juicer for Christmas - She likes the style
, but it seems quite expensive. Any suggestions? - Also I am in Australia, so if possible, someone who ships international and supplies a 240 volt version
posted by Dag Maggot
on Dec 15, 2004 -
Australia shopping filter: I'm looking for wine glasses that look like these
for a friend who lives in Australia. They are an Xmas gift, so I would like to find an Australian vendor who would ship it to Brisbane. My google-fu and yahoo-fu are failing me. Anybody have any ideas?
posted by ashbury
on Dec 7, 2004 -
AussieHolidayFilter: My wife and I used to visit Port Douglas in Far North Queensland back in the early 1990s, when it had 4 great restaurants, 3 great hotels, and 2 great pubs. [M.I.] [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling
on Nov 20, 2004 -
AustraliaFilter: I am heading down under to Melbourne for 6 weeks (including Xmas and New Year's). Any suggestions for places to go, things to do? (slightly more inside). [more inside]
posted by costas
on Nov 11, 2004 -
I'm looking for a good, reliable on-line store for Australian DVDs that ships worldwide. I hear that ExyDVD is one of the largest sites, is it good? Any ideas about shipping prices to Europe? Thanks. [more inside]
posted by matteo
on Oct 14, 2004 -
Is there any inexpensive way to get to Australia [Sydney/Adelaide] by plane from the US [Vermont/Boston]? I've been invited to speak at a conference in December but was surprised by high ticket prices. Any advice beyond the standard "Use Travelocity/Orbitz/Hotwire/Priceline" would be appreciated.
posted by jessamyn
on Sep 16, 2004 -
Which country will cope best with Global Warming over the next 50 years?
As an Australian (living abroad), I used to think that Australia would endure the effects of Global Warming better than some more populous countries. But after reading about growing salinity problems, soil degradation and deforestation back home, now I'm not so sure. Are there any sources of information that detail the predicted effects over the course of the next 50 - 100 years for different areas of the world? And even better, I'd be very interested in detailed info focused on Australia, on a state-by-state basis.
posted by Meridian
on Aug 28, 2004 -
I was just about to sign up to a quite nice looking hosting deal with 1and1, when I discovered it's available to US and Canadian Residents Only
. This, of course, completely pissed me off. Does anyone know of any packages comparable to their Linux Business Hosting
that are available to poor Aussies like me?
posted by Jimbob
on Jul 19, 2004 -
So let's say I'm looking for a wine to drink on a warm summer day, perhaps on a picnic. I know there's plenty of whites that fit the bill, but I'm in the mood for a red. I want something fairly light, dry, fruit-forward, and not too tannic. Beaujolais and Bardolino come to mind (in fact, I had a nice Bardolino last weekend which fit the bill, which is what prompts the question)--what else do you recommend, either types of wine or specific wines? I'm hard-pressed to come up with a comparable New World wine--anything from the US or Australia?
posted by DevilsAdvocate
on Jul 7, 2004 -
Why do warm climates seem to have more poisonous animals than cold ones?
posted by gimonca
on Jul 3, 2004 -
I'm headed to Sydney all next week for business, and I'm bringing my 5-months-pregnant wife with me... The problem: we don't know anything about Australia. We're staying at a very nice hotel in the Rocks and won't have a car. With that in mind, can you recommend some things to do? Also, are there any decent online equivalents to the U.S. alt-weekly papers, with current concert, event, and dining recommendations?
posted by waxpancake
on Jan 28, 2004 -