Is Australia good to visit? Going to Australia for the first time in October. Any hidden gems or decent group activities?

Is Australia good to visit?

Going to Australia for the first time in October. Any hidden gems or decent group activities?

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's one of the most expensive places on earth. Get an Airbnb and cook for yourself it will save you shit loads.
    My wife is not Australian but when she first arrived here we did all the touristy stuff. The best place we went I'd never gone to before was Tasmania. You can get cheap flights to Tassie for like 50 bucks each way all the time during sales or you can catch a ferry from Melbourne that takes 10 hours.
    In Queensland it's still legal to hold a koala, everywhere else you're not allowed to touch them so if you want a photo hugging a koala you have to go to currumbin on the Gold coast.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you sure an Airbnb is cheaper then a hotel?

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        I haven't used Airbnb in Australia in about 6 years but use it all the time in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Japan and it's cheaper and better.
        Probably filled with real estate agents and agencies trying to make a fortune here though now

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >airbnb
      terrible advice. maybe 5+ years ago it was good, but it's an absolute shitshow now. staying in the cities is expensive as frick, so maybe stick to exploring the CBD's midweek, then moving further afield for weekends depending on your budget.

      Rent a car or three outside of the CBD. our public transport systems are.. OK.. but limited. expect to pay nearly $2/L on petrol, more outside of the major city centres. c**ts fricked, but it's better than taking 4 trains and a bus to your destination.

      October is still technically winter for most parts of the country. (I say most parts, as the top end is up in the +30c range year round)
      plenty of good hikes around the country, pretty good food/coffee/wine available basically anywhere, hard to recommend stuff without knowing what you're into.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        I haven't used Airbnb in Australia in about 6 years but use it all the time in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Japan and it's cheaper and better.
        Probably filled with real estate agents and agencies trying to make a fortune here though now

        QRD on Brissy and GC

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Brisbane is a shit hole with nothing to do and gold coast seems stuck in time from 1990. All of cavil Ave looks abandoned and closed down and the theme parks have been exactly the same since the 90s. They have a tram now though.
          You can stay at the Marriott their pool is actually a real man made beach filled with tropical fish and a waterfall

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            +1. Had to stay in brisbane for over a month for work last year. boring AF at night and on weekends.
            Got so bored in fact, I headed out to moreton island to go swimming at the shipwrecks and maybe go have some lunch at the resort (without doing any research apart from looking at it on google maps).

            Turns out the resort is allergic to money from walk-ins and tries to intimidate people off 'their' part of the beach (all beaches up to the high-water mark are publically accessible in aus, so I told them to get fricked and set my stuff down for a few hours out of spite).

            1/10 if you don't bring some form of sand-capable offroader

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Brisbane is great because of its centrality and proximity to everything you can kind of do a little bit of everything. You want to go to a beach? Hours drive north and your in bribie or caloundra, 2 hours your at Noosa, south and your at surfers in 1 and a half or you can hop a ferry to straddy or moreton. Hiking? Ngun Ngun and Tibro 45 to an hour drive. Wanna swim in a water hole? Again 45mins to samford/cedar creek/enoggerra reservoir. If you want to party you've got the valley, west end, bars in the CBD, caxton street or smaller spots like the EH or you can go to the goldie. If you want to see the country side, drive 2 hours west and you've got rolling hills, mountain ranges some of the most beautiful country you've ever seen and you can be there and back by the afternoon. Grown up here and I wouldn't have had it any other way but i can understand why some people aren't fans, to each their own I guess.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Queenslander here, can give you the following advice:

          >Brisbane and GC are both dogshit. Brisbane is one of the worst cities I've seen anywhere in the world

          >Darwin weather
          Isn't Darwin hot as all frick and very humid?

          Yes to both. If you go in Summer there will be rain and storms everyday, and when it's not raining it will be 99% humidity and hot as frick. Going in October it will be hot and humid, but not super rainy.

          >Is Australia good to visit?
          It's paradise if you are gay and love getting vaccines.

          You're a fricking idiot and probably are the kind of person people avoid having conversations with IRL. However nice quints, checked.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            What's up with the uptake in homeless people in Brisbane recently? Don't they get welfare so they don't need to be homeless? It's not like USA where they don't get any welfare.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              It's how the government wants it. Happening all over the west unfortunately. All the societal decay ultimately adds up to corporations having more control over the consumers. It's not some super deep conspiracy.

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                Meds.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              Not sure, I don't live in Brisbane but have to go there occasionally. I hate that place so I try to avoid it when I can.

              It's how the government wants it. Happening all over the west unfortunately. All the societal decay ultimately adds up to corporations having more control over the consumers. It's not some super deep conspiracy.

              You're a fricking idiot and a loser, you probably stack shelves for minimum wage.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    the only issue is everything is spaced apart

    it's not like landing in tokyo and taking a 2h train for stuff WAY outside the city. You end up having to take stupidly expensive flights to another state/city

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    should check out the impoverished 3rd world $900 gdp per capita african refugee camp style shacks that cost $20000 in the desert

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is Australia good to visit?
    It's paradise if you are gay and love getting vaccines.

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live in Melbourne. Melbourne and Sydney are full of Chinese and Indians, the city centre sucks because of it and there's really not much to do. Just congested, shit tonne of construction and boring. I moved away into the countryside.
    Sydney is similar and both are extremely expensive. Everyone has a greed problem here. Retail price mark up is ridiculous.
    Brisbane is easily best city of the lot. Perth second, Adelaide is too quiet. Darwin is full of monkey gorilla aboriginals, but weather will be the nicest. Just go to Broome and never go home.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Darwin weather
      Isn't Darwin hot as all frick and very humid?

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've lived in Melbourne (born and raised), Townsville Darwin Brisbane (army garrison towns) and if I was planning to travel to Aus from overseas I'd probably go and see all the famous landmarks. Sydney opera house, parliament house in Canberra, the war memorial, ayer's rock, surfers' paradise, and spend a day or two exploring each city. Not that there's anything worth seeing in our cities, but at least you can say you saw them.

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is Australia good to visit?
    I live in Sydney in a middle to upper middle class area. I have family from the US and parts of Asia. All who come here to visit basically agree that it's boring as frick with no nightlife or food culture. All that leaves is outdoor activities which are all the same in the end. Beaches and bush related things.

    It's a great place to live if you can afford it but for tourism? Boring as frick.

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Boring and overrated country. Save your money.

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