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February 18

Looking for a Sydney Guidebook

It's my mum's birthday son and I'd like to get her a Sydney Guidebook so she can get ideas for what she wants to do when she visits me. I've recently moved here and while there are no current trips booked I'm sure there'll be at least one this year. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague around Sydney, Australia at 12:30 PM - 2 answers

February 5

Cairns area and Great Barrier Reef in 5 days

We're planning to spend 5 days around Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef in August. What should we do? (followup to this question) [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo around Australia at 9:39 PM - 7 answers has best

January 12

Eating Australia: Melbourne and Sydney

Food writer and spouse visiting Melbourne and Sydney over the next three weeks. What, where, and how should we eat? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy around Australia at 9:46 AM - 16 answers has best

November 26, 2017

Australia visit in August 2018

My family (two adults, one 13-year-old boy) are planning a vacation to Australia the last two weeks of August in 2018. It's a big country with a lot of possibilities, but at the moment we're thinking of doing a Sydney-Uluru-Darwin-Cairns-Sydney loop. Any thoughts and suggestions welcome. [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo around Australia at 1:48 PM - 19 answers has best

October 2, 2017

Melburnians, lend me your ears

Visiting Melbourne for the first time in 10 years after living there for 6. A lot to catch up on and a lot I don't want to miss - advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by turbid dahlia around Melbourne, Australia at 8:31 PM - 8 answers

September 8, 2017

Is Melbourne worth visiting?

I've never been to Australia before (ie. I'm grossly ignorant about the country). Friends of mine have invited me to Melbourne but I'm on the other side of the world in Ottawa, Canada. It would take me more than 20 hrs of traveling to get there. So is Melbourne similar to say, Toronto? If it is, then I would likely pass. What is there that is compelling/exciting about Melbourne? What would I see or experience that I would not in other parts of the world?
posted by storybored around Melbourne, Australia at 1:38 PM - 25 answers

June 11, 2017

Storing luggage in SYD

How do we store our luggage when we transit through SYD? [more inside]
posted by Wet Hen around Sydney, Australia at 7:06 AM - 1 answer has best

May 30, 2017

Home base(s) for 5 nights on Kangaroo Island?

As part of a trip to Australia, we're planning to spend five nights on Kangaroo Island, SA. But I'm not sure what part of the island we should stay at. [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 around Australia at 8:50 AM - 3 answers has best

May 10, 2017

Off meter tolls?

A few times recently in Sydney and Melbourne, at the end of a trip the taxi driver has turned off the meter, then said I need to pay that value plus say $4 in tolls. Is this usual? [more inside]
posted by chmmr around Sydney, Australia at 2:18 AM - 7 answers has best

July 5, 2016

Sydney in the twenty-first century

Ex Sydney resident. Back for a week. What's new? [more inside]
posted by superfish around Sydney, Australia at 7:23 PM - 7 answers has best

May 13, 2016

New suggestions for conference-goers in Brisbane?

A friend is heading to Brisbane for a conference next week. Does anyone have any suggestions for good local restaurants or experiences that she shouldn't miss? [more inside]
posted by LOLAttorney2009 around Brisbane, Australia at 10:42 AM - 2 answers

May 8, 2016

Playing it by ear in Queensland

We're going to Australia this summer (late July-early August) and would prefer not to book rooms in advance, but will that be a disaster? [more inside]
posted by goodbyewaffles around Australia at 9:21 AM - 7 answers has best

April 19, 2016

Weekend getaways from Melbourne?

I'm an American who has been living in Melbourne for several years and my mom is coming to visit. We are hoping to get out of town for a couple of days to somewhere driving distance (ideally within 3 hours from Melbourne). We've already done the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, and Philip Island so hoping for something new. [more inside]
posted by emd3737 around Australia at 3:07 PM - 10 answers

April 18, 2016

Need help finding a place to live in Melbourne

Asking for a friend who is staying in Melbourne, Australia for the summer - he is a student arriving end of April and leaving end of August. Any help finding a place, or pointing me towards resources that would be useful for this, would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by mossicle around Melbourne, Australia at 10:48 PM - 7 answers

April 8, 2016

Canberra: Long weekend edition

I have only ever been to Canberra for fly-in meetings and decided it was time to see the capital properly. I will visit for the ANZAC Day long weekend, arriving on the Friday night and flying out late afternoon Monday. What are your favourites at the museums and galleries? Pleasant walks or other recommended outdoor activities? Eating options that suit the solo traveller? Best places to see autumn leaves? Things that will overturn the generally-held views of Canberra by Australians who live elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat around Canberra, Australia at 3:55 PM - 5 answers

March 19, 2016

Neighborhoods to Airbnb in Sydney Australia...

Will be passing through Sydney for four days in September and want to rent an apartment.  What neighborhoods in or near the city should we consider? [more inside]
posted by elf27 around Sydney, Australia at 3:29 PM - 8 answers

March 5, 2016

I tried to do a nice thing.

I am trying to put together an itinerary for my parents who will be spending a week in Melbourne before my partner and I arrive. My mom really wants to see the penguin parade and I booked tickets for her - before looking into transportation to/from the island. Oops. Now I'm wondering if there's a way to fix this. [more inside]
posted by gursky around Melbourne, Australia at 3:17 AM - 6 answers has best

January 5, 2016

Temporary housing in Canberra

My sister-in-law and her family (hubby and 2 kids < 3 years old) are going to be in Canberra on sabbatical this year. Help us find somewhere to live! [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte around Canberra, Australia at 4:19 PM - 6 answers

December 24, 2015

Two final questions about Australia

Before my wife and I leave for Australia on Jan 2... [more inside]
posted by BadgerDoctor around Australia at 3:39 PM - 22 answers

October 9, 2015

Travel: Itinerary for a week in October alone based around Sydney?

Figured this North American who's never been to Australia could take a week to travel before meetings start. What's fun? How far to roam?
posted by VeniceGlass around Sydney, Australia at 1:08 PM - 9 answers