march in australia

Jan 2nd, 2009, 11:50 PM
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march in australia

i would like to plan a trip to australia from March/10/2009 to april 4th/2009.
we will start our vacation in sydney and we would like to travel around either by rental car or public transportation.
would you give us an idea which hotel to stay in sydney for 5 nights and where to travel to have the warm weather by th beach.
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Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:29 AM
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There are numerous hotels in Sydney and a large price range and you could use a site like www.wotif.com to see the range available.

To keep having warmer weather you could either hire a car and drive north, perhaps taking three-four days to get as far as Brisbane and then fly to the Whitsunday Islands so as you can see the Great Barrier Reef or just keep driving north from Brisbane and you could still get to places to see the Great Barrier Reef, trips to Lady Musgrave Island available from 1770, about 500 km. north of Brisbane and you could also visit Fraser Island.

Have a look at www.queenslandholidays.com.au to give you an idea of options.
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Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Perhaps you could clarify your plans, zakzakeri. You've posted twice, enquiring about both a short a visit and a long (8 months) one. Either would warrant the purchase of a guidebook that would answer most if not all of your questions.

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Jan 3rd, 2009, 02:32 PM
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I've just read between the lines Neil in that zakzaken has realised he posted wrong info in the first instance and has taken the option of reposting.

Best just to accept his post as it is without trying to too deeply analyse the situation, his request being fairly straightforward and as to a guide book being necessary!

We do have ample info on the net and also via Visitor Information Centres throughout the country that are overly sufficient for short simple travels.
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Jan 4th, 2009, 07:27 AM
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Thanks Bushranger
wher would you recommand us to go is narrabeen lakes campsite cabins cool to stay in for 3 or 4 nights.
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Jan 4th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Just having five days in Sydney and wanting to see as much of Sydney as possible, Narrabeen is a bit away from Sydney central and though a pleasant location you would have extra travelling every time you wanted to go somewhere.

Most people tend to stay near CBD and seeing as you're better off whilst in Sydney without a car, you can save money that way and if you're looking for more moderately priced accommodation in a central area and getting something different/special too, have a look at http://www.australianheritagehotel.com/
http://www.131500.info/realtime/default.asp for transport and a pass for a few days could be good value, even Sydney Pass for $127 to include explorer buses and a ferry cruise.
Sydney ideas - http://www.sydney100.com/ , www.therockspubtour.com.au
and for a couple of days in Blue Mountains - train/bus - http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/

Then get a hire car if that's what you want to do travelling up the coast, places like Port Stephens, Forster/Tuncurry for dolphin swimming if you like, Port Maquarie, Southwest Rocks, Nambucca Heads/Valla Park, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island all being great beach locations and with other attractins.

And yes, you'll find many caravan parks with various types of cabins to use as you travel and no real need to book ahead that time of year - buy yourselves cheap sleeping bags [the zip open/join together type about $20 from Kmart] and a couple of cheap pillows as not all have linen etc.
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