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If I saw this message being posted in the Europe Forum, where I have lurked since 1999, I would deplore the lack of ground work done by the poster, so please be gentle with me.

My husband and I will both retire in two years' time. We'll be fit(ish) 60 year olds. I have always driven our social/travel arrangements, and I've been working out in my head how to get him to my bucket list places for a retirement trip. But I'm now told by a mutual pal, that he quite fancies a trip to Australia.

I can only think of two reasons for this.

1. Wine- he's big into the big, chewy, South Australian reds- Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, for the most part.

2. Rugby.

Me, I'm quite keen on those, but I also like sunshine- him, not so much; beaches, him, not so much; and nature, especially birds- him, not so much.

He also like archaeology and REALLY old stuff.

I'd like to think time will not be a constraint, but realistically 4-6 weeks? Plus, we're comfortably off, but not minted.

I did wonder about a camper van trip. Our style in Europe is self catering cottages, rather than hotels.

Can any of you make any suggestions, of any sort, please?

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