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Old 04-30-2013, 01:05 PM   #16
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Okay is official, we purchase the tickets last week (man that Hurts, very expensive), my wife found a awesome "apartment" to stay in Sydney (washer/dryer, kitchen) now we just need to find a place for the vacation up north..
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:10 PM   #17
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Our government thanks you! Can you look at some of the responses and refine your wish list?

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:49 PM   #18
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Okay I'm a spacecadet. the trip is at the end of June, not July if that makes any difference..

Still looking for a hotel up north..
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #19
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I thought it was still too soon.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #20
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the trip is at the end of June, not July if that makes any difference..

Still looking for a hotel up north..
Looks like the prices go up for June/July compared to now .. peak season for us further south to escape the winter? Sorry about that ..

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www.cityterraces.com.au/ Looks Ok but I'd like something cheaper?

These appear to be searchable for your needs?

http://www.stayz.com.au/serviced-apa...er-reef/cairns

http://www.rent-a-home.com.au/servic...rth-qld/cairns

I'm leaving out the hotels .. ok for a night but for loner term I'd like something umm 'liveable'?
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #21
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Looks like the prices go up for June/July compared to now .. peak season for us further south to escape the winter? Sorry about that ..
Ricky,
We have been down in Melbourne for the past couple of years.
A bit cooler here in the winter when you are coming down...

My son and I have ridden up the NSW coast twice now.

With a 19-month old you may want to just find a nice beach and hang around Sydney though...Palm Beach, Manly and of course Bondi are famous and not going to be as crowed in the "Winter"...

For a quick day trip I would suggest a nice driveup M1 to Gosford and head East to Bouddi Nat Park - some nice quiet beaches in that area.

You can even catch a ferry out of Palm Beach up to the park and bounce around for a bit.

Getting to the GBR is a haul and as stated earlier it would be best to catch a Jet Star jumper to Cairns and hire a car to see it.

(About ten hours to Brisbane alone and another twenty or more beyond that to the GBR).

Australia is HUGE.
You can eat up some kms cruising around.

My first advice is take a day to get used to the driving.
Both on the right hand side of the car and left hand side of the road.

Our biggest lesson was waiting at roundabouts for WAY TOO long while yielding to ALL the folks in line to the right.

We just wanted to jump in the gaps and take turns.

Got a few honks for our style until a mate told me of the protocol...

Good Luck and enjoy it !!
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:22 PM   #22
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This is a good site for discounted hotel rooms mate

wotif.com

You can alos try booking.com and/or asiarooms.com

I have used all of the above many times but in Aus tend to use Wotif. Trip Advisor is a good place for hotel reviews although can be biased so look for properties with MANY reviews for a more honest view.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:37 AM   #23
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Cains would be your best option for warmth. Daintree is just an amazing place
Sydney does have a lot to offer but it will be cold and wet. You will love the blue mountains and walking around Sydney Harbour near the Opera House.
Where ever you end up hope you have a great time.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #24
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Next week we will be on the way, i don't look forward for the long fight but for sure i'm exited about your country, so far we have not select a hotel is Cains for some reason but we are renting a car at least.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:35 PM   #25
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Next week we will be on the way, i don't look forward for the long fight but for sure i'm exited about your country, so far we have not select a hotel is Cains for some reason but we are renting a car at least.
Valium and Vodka for the long flight.

Book your accom when you get here. Being mobile could be a great thing.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:33 PM   #26
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Next week we will be on the way, i don't look forward for the long fight but for sure i'm exited about your country, so far we have not select a hotel is Cains for some reason but we are renting a car at least.
Mate - depends on your level of required 'luxury' - Cairns is ok fro what Cairns is - a sprawling tourist driven eyesore these days, but is the jumping off point for your reef etc.

Id aim for maybe a little north of there seeing you already have a vehicle booked - Port Douglas is a mini Cairns, but has various levels of accom.

Maybe look at Mosman - easy drive to Cairns and also the Daintree World Heritage areas Cape Tribulation etc ...

http://www.visitportdouglasdaintree.com.au/

Also a doable day trip to Cooktown via the bitumen .. I dont think they would appreciate you taken the hire vehicle on the Bloomfield Track

But Cairns - not much different to any other regional place on the coast, just bigger and more Tourist yobs ...

www.wotif.com.au

www.ratestogo.com.au
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #27
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Okay by this time tomorrow we will be on a plane heading your way, Look forward to experience you pretty country..
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #28
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Try this place mate. I just got back from spending the long weekend there.
Lots of "different" shops and real good tucker !
http://www.tamborinemtncc.org.au/events/events.cfm
Oh if you go south don't forget to fuel up here.
http://www.snowyriverrealestate.com....pertyID=809692
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:30 AM   #29
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I worked on the wharf complex building it. Long time ago now. Was on a R80GS.
Rode it to Cape Trib. Now that was a party place. Dam, memories :)
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:51 PM   #30
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How honest are taxi cab drivers in Sydney...??

We are staying in the haymarket area and don't want to get riff off with the taxi ride, how much money is soppose to cost from the airport...??
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