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March 2

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 - 7 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

January 7, 2019

Help me get my mother, who doesn't fly, from NYC to Sydney

My mother is terrified of flying - there's no way I'll ever get her on an airplane. I'm a big time traveler though, and I now live in Australia (NSW). My mother is in New York. How do I find a cruise that'll get her here (and back)? [more inside]
posted by jacquilinala around Australia at 4:04 PM - 19 answers

January 1, 2019

How to do house swap accommodation New York Sydney style.

We have an outrageous dream and are completely unsure if it's feasible. We want to spend two months in New York. Is a house swap the best idea ? [more inside]
posted by taff around The Rocks, Australia at 2:46 AM - 6 answers

December 16, 2018

Sydney covered - Where Else?

I am traveling alone for 11 days from US East Coast to Sydney in early February The first five days will be a very stressful visit with a family member. I will then have four days to decompress before the long flight home. Can you suggest what I should do that would be relatively stress free and provide a taste of Australia? [more inside]
posted by gingerjules around Sydney, Australia at 6:31 PM - 16 answers has best

September 10, 2018

Americans in Melbourne and Sydney in October: Tips and Suggestions?

My wife's company is sending her to Melbourne to close a deal, and she negotiated airfare and lodging for me to tag along. Right now the plan is to arrive in Melbourne 10/17 (from Southern California), spend several days there on business, then tack on a week to 10 days of vacation before departing for home 10/31. What should we definitely see/visit/try? What's the weather going to be like? [more inside]
posted by notyou around Australia at 8:36 AM - 9 answers has best

August 22, 2018

Go west crone, in your little motor home

Western Australian locals and travellers: how would you spend 8 days south of Perth in a small camper van? [more inside]
posted by Thella around South West, Australia at 3:53 AM - 4 answers has best

February 18, 2018

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 - 3 answers

February 5, 2018

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 - 8 answers has best

January 12, 2018

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