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August 28

Must Do Yosemite Hikes

I’m seeking recommended Yosemite day hikes by difficulty. What do you think we should absolutely consider? [more inside]
posted by glaucon around Sydney, Australia at 9:55 PM - 7 answers has best

July 15

Help me plan my August annual leave in Australia

I’m taking 10 days of annual leave in early August. I live in regional Victoria where it’s cold and dark, and I want to go somewhere warm and sunny to try and turn back this seasonal depression! Needs to be in Australia, no international trips this time. [more inside]
posted by third word on a random page around Australia at 11:51 PM - 8 answers has best

April 29

Tasmania and MONA: is eating dinner at FARO a can't miss? Other ideas?

I have wanted to go to MONA since reading about it 10 (!) years ago, and am planning to add Tasmania on to a Melbourne work trip in late August. Scheduling-wise, I'm planning on arriving in Hobart from New Jersey on a Saturday. Do I fight jet lag with a full day at MONA+Faro dinner on Sunday, or can I take a day to more casually sightsee? I think this is my one shot at Tasmania this lifetime... [more inside]
posted by armacy around Australia at 11:36 AM - 5 answers has best

April 25

Where to stay in Sydney for 3 nights -- that aren't consecutive?!

My husband and I are traveling to Australia from the west coast of the US for a week-long planned event in Hervey Bay, north of Brisbane. We need a hotel for one night in Sydney, and then two nights again before we head home. [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek around Sydney, Australia at 9:31 PM - 9 answers

February 11

Sydney for beginners: stuff edition

Visiting Australia from the US - what local products, snack foods, personal care items (sunscreen?), or other souvenirs should I make sure to check out? [more inside]
posted by zeptoweasel around Sydney, Australia at 6:46 AM - 12 answers has best

January 28

Sydney for beginners

I'll be in Sydney, Australia, for work for six weeks in March-April. What should I do on the weekends? Recommend me parks, boats, museums, day trips by train, bookstores, distinctive foods, or anything I absolutely can't miss while I'm there!
posted by zeptoweasel around Sydney, Australia at 8:21 PM - 18 answers has best

September 16, 2022

The bullet train to Melbourne is due any decade soon

If you were going to spend 2-3 days driving between Sydney and Melbourne on the Hume Highway, where would you stop? Please help me spice up this notoriously dull drive. [more inside]
posted by happyfrog around Australia at 4:40 PM - 7 answers

May 9, 2022

Perth and Margaret River in June

After 2 years, my family is finally getting a chance to travel, and we'll be in Perth and the surrounding area for 10 days in early June. We have 2 youngish kids (4 and 7), and currently don't have anything specific we want to do besides wander around and just enjoy travelling again. Any suggestions for things we should do and places we should go to? COVID-regulations-specific advice would be great too! [more inside]
posted by destrius around Perth, Australia at 12:48 AM - 9 answers

March 2, 2020

NE Australia campervan tour - with kids

After a conference in June, we have a couple of weeks to tour around Australia. We think we want to rent a campervan. But seeking suggestions! [more inside]
posted by k8t around Brisbane, Australia at 9:24 AM - 5 answers

December 28, 2019

Great barrier reef recommendations

Looking for recommendations on where to snorkel to see healthy reef. [more inside]
posted by DrumsIntheDeep around Australia at 1:31 PM - 6 answers

September 9, 2019

Help me use my American phone in Australia?

I'll be in Australia for just under a month, traveling on my own. What's the most practical and cost-efficient way make my Pixel 3 useable while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities around Australia at 10:33 AM - 10 answers

August 17, 2019

Good morning, Mornington

As a northern ‘burbs gal, I am excitedly looking forward to housesitting in Mornington (Victoria, Australia), on the Grand Final long weekend - so close to the beach! What should I check out on the way to, and on, the peninsula? [more inside]
posted by brushtailedphascogale around Melbourne, Australia at 5:09 PM - 2 answers

July 5, 2019

A quick first time visit to Melbourne

I have a work trip scheduled to Melbourne, and decided to take a few extra days (maybe up to a week) at the end of July to spend a little time being a tourist before the work starts. [more inside]
posted by PussKillian around Melbourne, Australia at 6:52 AM - 3 answers has best

June 29, 2019

Melbourne for Cheap

Woohoo, got tickets to the Cursed Child for the Potterhead child! All the money went to tickets so we are on a tight budget. Logistics questions inside for Melbourne. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl around Melbourne, Australia at 1:36 AM - 6 answers

June 27, 2019

Brisbane with my weird little roommate.

I am heading to Brisbane next week with my two year old. Its going to be rainy and I'll be without my other adult. Looking for can't miss locations as well as maybe indoor play spots for toddlers. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey around Brisbane, Australia at 5:30 PM - 7 answers has best

June 25, 2019

Room rental in Brisbane or the Gold Coast

My academic organization is holding its annual conference in the Gold Coast at a hotel conference center. A smaller group runs a preconference for about 30 people, typically off-site in a library or other community rental space with wifi, tables, etc. Any suggestions for places to start looking? [more inside]
posted by k8t around Gold Coast, Australia at 7:21 AM - 5 answers

June 4, 2019

Where can I go and write for a week in Australia this September?

I'll be in Australia for three weeks in the fall, and due to a change in circumstances I have a lot of unstructured time on my hands. I'd love to go somewhere for a week or so for a one-person writing retreat -- what places in Australia should I be looking at? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities around Australia at 9:30 AM - 6 answers has best

March 2, 2019

Insider tips for Brisbane and Cairns, Australia?

We're going to be in Brisbane and Cairns for a week each. Any insider tips? More details inside! [more inside]
posted by rednikki around Australia at 9:22 PM - 7 answers has best

February 8, 2019

Melbourne filter: the awesomest things to do, see and eat

We're going to be in Melbourne, Australia for a month! What are cool things we should do, see and eat beyond the top 10 tourist items? Personal interest details inside... [more inside]
posted by rednikki around Melbourne, Australia at 5:09 PM - 12 answers has best

February 1, 2019

Rollicking ramble-eers

Looking for recommendations in Australia. My best friend and I are going on the trip of a lifetime, two weeks on the east coast starting Feb. 14. YIPPEE! YAHOO! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Melismata around Australia at 8:49 AM - 6 answers