Where to go / what to visit?
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Mar 18, 2013 3:44 AM
Where to go / what to visit?G’day!
I will be working near Melbourne from Mid April till Mid July.
I will arrive in Melbourne on April 3rd, so I still have some time to travel before I start working (app. 1 week).
During my working period I have time to travel, but only during the weekends. I will get a few days off so I hope to have a few long weekends to travel.
I do not have time to travel after my working period because I need to go back immediately.
Can somebody tell me which places I definitely should visit for 1 week (before I start working)? Perhaps Byron Bay or Cairns? I can’t make a decision, it all looks so nice!!
I think I will be visiting Sydney and Tasmania during my working period for a long weekend (4/5 days or so), as this is only app. 1,5/2 hours by plane.
Besides this I will also visit Grampians/Great Ocean Road and Melbourne (I will be having a car).
Has anyone got good tips for me?
Note: I will be travelling alone (female).
Thanks for your tips!!!
Edited by: Ebesz
Mar 18, 2013 5:08 AM
1Given your specific circumstances, and if you only have the first week off as a full week, I would look for a cheap flight to Cairns (check www.iwantthtflight.com.au - they include all the airlines) - you can find good fares, even though 3-14 April is within the school holiday period. Check return dates before about 11 April.
Alternatives to Cairns are Mackay or Proserpine (for Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays), Maroochidore (for the Sunshine Coast), or Coolangatta (for the Gold Coast) - all three are great Australian beach destinations for a week - and April can be good warm weather, although there is a risk of rain. I'm not a big fan of Byron Bay (its airport is Ballina), but lots of people do like it.
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4The day tour of Wilson's Promontory and the two day tour from Melbourne of the Great Ocean Road/Grampians and back to Melbourne, both done by Bunyip Tours are highly recomended.
And we just loved seeing the little penguins, and you will see them best after the show when they go back to their burrows under the boardwalk, after the show.
And we think it is very funny that the powers that be in the tourism industry down there, re-named them 'Little' penguins, after they were known as 'Fairy' penguins for years, our coach driver said that one of the reasons they re-named them because they did not want people commenting, and making jokes about their sexuality.
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