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    late January, 2009 will mark mrs007's and my 10th anniversary. We are thinking about going to Australia. We'll probably get a place via RCI, but the big question is where should we look? I guess it will be comparable to our July down there at that time of year? She'll want to go to the beach (though I'll be damned if I'm going in the water!) and hopefully they have karaoke bars down there. What else we'll want to do is anybody's guess. She's also thinking about taking the 3 boys (noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!) Any recommendations?

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    What are you into exactly and what month of the year are you coming?? And for how long, and how wide are you going to travel? Going to pack in a lot in a week or got a bit of time to spread out and have a real good look around?
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    We would go at the end of January. How far we travel from our lodging will be dictated by rent-a-car prices and gas prices. Hopefully it won't be too bad as I like to get out and see things. Natural wonders, that kind of stuff.

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    It'll be pretty hot that time of year.

    Your certainly not going to see it all while you are down here - it's a huge expanse of country. I'd assume as you would be flying into Sydney probably, you'll be here for at least part of the visit, so a few things around Sydney to look for would be

    - Bondi Beach (or Manly. Or any beach really)
    - Drive out to the Blue Mountains
    - Sydney Harbour cruises
    - Climb the harbour bridge (awesome)
    - Cricket game at the SCG maybe
    - Drive up and explore the Central coast/Newcastle/Hunter Valley area
    - Powerhouse museum
    - Chinatown/Darling Harbour
    - Head out and look around the Olympic park at Homebush
    - The Rocks area of the city. Go on a ghost tour or something.

    But thats just one city. If you fly up to Brisbane or the Gold Coast theres all the theme parks, Just North of Brisbane is the Sunshine coast region with things like Steve Irwins Zoo, or head even further north for the tropics and the Barrier reef.

    While theres many things you can do in Melbourne, if you go there be sure to spend a day at a sports event (probably cricket at that time of year) at the mighty MCG, probably the best sports arena on the planet.

    If the budget and time streches so far, check out the Northern Territory for National parks and Ularu, or a trip to Tasmania for some of the most stunning views on earth & a look at the convict heritige of Australia (Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain & Port Arthur) but I'm assuming at this stage you'll probably be poking around the big 3 eastern states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
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    That's a sweet trip. Australia is on my foreign country wish list along with the British Isles and Italy.
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    Sounds like a cool trip Billy. I would love to see Australia, I just don't want to spend 4000 hours on a plane to get there.
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    if ya have more time come to the slightly laid back and more friendly part of the country namely Western Austraila
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    if ya have more time come to the slightly laid back and more friendly part of the country, namely Western Austraila
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    Mate,if you end up heading down Melbourne way then you will have to check out The great Ocean Road.
    The drive doesn't get more beautiful than that.
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