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August 26

A non-touristy single day in Sydney

I'm visiting Sydney this weekend for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas and have all of Friday (and a few hours of Saturday) to kill while my friend is working. I'm from Melbourne and have visited Sydney many times and seen all the Sydney landmarks and touristy spots (The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Sydney Tower, Bridge climb etc) before. [more inside]
posted by Zaire around Sydney, Australia at 7:18 PM - 9 answers

August 19

Where can I see a great sunset near Sydney, Australia?

In six months I'm travelling to Sydney, Australia to visit a friend and I thought it'd be a great idea to watch the sunset to act as a memory for us both. Where is a good place outside of the city for this?
posted by hytrack around Sydney, Australia at 6:43 PM - 12 answers

July 27

Are we spending too much on bus fare in Sydney?

Currently my partner commutes to work from Enmore to Lane Cove. It is costing around $12 per day, I've googled around for cheaper ways but come up with nothing - are we missing some way to cut the cost or do we have to suck it up? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday around Sydney, Australia at 7:56 PM - 4 answers

June 16

Help me plan a three-week trip to Australia!

My husband and I have our plane tickets booked, but not a lot else planned and I'm starting to panic slightly. We've scheduled 20 days on the ground, from the end of August to the beginning of September. [more inside]
posted by cndelia around Gympie, Australia at 7:15 AM - 14 answers

June 15

Recommendations for specific things on an ongoing Australian vacation.

Asking on behalf of (The Rt Hon.) MP, who currently has spotty internet access while he travels around Australia. Where are the best places to 1) see an improv comedy show in Sydney, 2) see a punk/hardcore show in Melbourne, 3) get to relatively quickly from either of those cities to be able to see the outback (as opposed to the bush, which has already been seen on this trip)? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco around Australia at 6:38 PM - 8 answers

May 28

Snorkeling - Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, or St. Kitts?

I'll be cruising the southern Caribbean, stopping at Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, and St. Kitts and would like to do some good snorkeling at one of those islands. I don't mind having to charter a boat or do some kayaking in calm waters to get there, but I want to see some serious fish and coral. Previously, I had a great time at Waterlemon Cay in St. John, USVI and Captain Cook Cove in Kona, Hawai'i, but was not at all impressed by Trunk Bay, also in St. John, or Nassau, Bahamas. Where is good? [more inside]
posted by wnissen around Eaglehawk Neck, Australia at 8:56 PM - 1 answer

April 13

what should we see in Perth, WA?

About to visit Perth WA with an eight and a five year old. Googling isn't really coming up with much exciting to see or do. Advice and suggestions? [more inside]
posted by wilful around Perth, Australia at 1:56 AM - 18 answers has best

April 4

Best things to do in Australia's Blue Mountains?

My boyfriend and I are going with my parents to Australia in June, and my parents have tasked us with finding out things to do for the portion of our trip in the Blue Mountains, which will be in early June. What are your favorite things to do there in the winter? What are some things that would be good for a group of four adults who are not particularly outdoorsy or athletic? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco around Katoomba, Australia at 10:28 AM - 15 answers

February 27

Can Qantas workers strike by Sunday?

Today, Qantas threatened to strike over job cuts, and are meeting tomorrow to choose a course of action. We absolutely positively need to return to the US from Melbourne on Sunday for a non reschedulable hugely important appointment. Should we panic? [more inside]
posted by jewzilla around Melbourne, Australia at 12:38 AM - 2 answers has best

February 4

Find me places to eat in Sydney

Visiting Sydney at the end of this month. When I'm on vacation it always gets to the end of a long day, I'm tired, hungry, but can never pick a place to eat dinner. Help me plan 8 great locations so that I don't starve! Also, any tips on general Sydney things to do would be appreciated (but mainly asking about dinner locations). Details inside... [more inside]
posted by sbutler around Sydney, Australia at 3:48 PM - 19 answers has best

October 17, 2013

What to do in Tasmania?

I need travel advice so I can plan my next trip to Australia. [more inside]
posted by special-k around Australia at 1:46 PM - 12 answers has best

May 30, 2013

October adventures in ME, NH and VT

My brother-in-law will be getting married at the outdoor chapel in Camden, ME in mid-October. Yes, the idea of an outdoor wedding along the seacost of Maine in autumn strikes me as a less-than-ideal plan, but that's a different subject altogether. I will have two weeks for visiting northern New England, so an itinerary of sorts needs developing. And here's where YOU come in! [more inside]
posted by stannate around Comara, Australia at 9:53 PM - 16 answers has best

March 16, 2013

Sanity in spa form?

I'll be wrapping up a stressful period of work and have a long weekend coming up. I'd like to find a spa, or hotel with spa within 4-5 hours radius of NYC to just veg. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari around Australia at 3:14 PM - 7 answers has best

February 19, 2013

Aussie Mefites, your advice is sought

My brother just moved from the UK to Perth, WA, and I'm planning to buy him a birthday present in the form of a voucher for something he can do out there. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Catseye around Perth, Australia at 4:47 AM - 9 answers

February 13, 2013

Does Perth have a Compton?

Are there any bad parts of Australia that compare with the bad parts of the United States? [more inside]
posted by johnpowell around Australia at 1:17 AM - 24 answers has best

January 12, 2013

Camping in Tasmania

Can you recommend a good camping site in Tasmania, possibly in the east? Somewhere with a fair bit of space rather than a caravan park.
posted by panaceanot around Australia at 10:57 PM - 1 answer

December 22, 2012

Cape Town Family Day Trips?

What are some great family day trips from Cape Town, South Africa? [more inside]
posted by fairmettle around Cape Jervis, Australia at 4:05 AM - 6 answers

December 16, 2012

Traveling way Down Under

Travel tips for Tasmania? [more inside]
posted by islander around Australia at 1:05 PM - 12 answers has best

December 9, 2012

Backpacking for not quite grey nomad

Backpacking in Australia with $20k in savings. Suppose I throw caution to the wind and runaway from everything, what do I, a relatively inexperienced traveller need to know? [more inside]
posted by b33j around Australia at 2:43 PM - 25 answers

October 23, 2012

Things to do in Melbourne and Perth.

I will soon be visiting Melbourne and Perth. Please tell me about your favourite hangouts and gin joints! [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl around Australia at 6:32 PM - 11 answers has best