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    Australia?

    I don't know where to post this thread and finally decided on Asia since Australia is nearest to this continent. Why isn't there a separate place for this beautiful country/continent? Have any of you visited or plan to visit? The Great barrier reef is one of the most mesmerizing places to visit. There should really be a place in this site dedicated to Australia. What are your opinions?

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    I actually live in Australia so I might be a bit biased but yes I think there should be a separate category since its such a popular tourist destination. Most Australians live on the coast near the water so you'll get a lot of small beach towns and you'll always be near the water. The east coast is where most things happen, its on the east coast where the 2 biggest "main" cities are (Sydney and Melbourne) as well as the capital (Canberra) and a lot of the "touristy" country (Gold Coast and Queensland). But as you said since Australia is a "country/continent" it is so varied and there is so much to see. A lot of Australia is basically just desert but there's rainforests, snowfields (in winter) - there's a lot to see.
    Sadly The Great Barrier reef is struggling with climate change and pests which are quickly destroying it so if you want to see it you should be quick!

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    Two of the places I would love to visit if I were to travel to Australia are the Sydney Opera House (I'm very intrigued by it's unusual architecture); and I would also like to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, and take a underwater camera with me so that I can take some photos. That would be really great if I got the chance to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodiann12 View Post
    Two of the places I would love to visit if I were to travel to Australia are the Sydney Opera House (I'm very intrigued by it's unusual architecture); and I would also like to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, and take a underwater camera with me so that I can take some photos. That would be really great if I got the chance to do that.
    The Sydney Opera House is pretty amazing, the Great Barrier Reef is meant to be getting destroyed through climate change and starfish pests though so if you are going to visit it, visit while you can!

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    Great question, I also wonder why they left Australia out over here, as well as other important places, like for example the whole middle east! I wish they had created a sub-forum for all those places, incluiding Australia and Israel. I hope they add them someday, I'd actually like to make some questions regarding to places in Israel. Because I'm planning to go there in the future So having a sub-forum where I can discuss that would be awesome!

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    Australia is a huge backpacker destination - i can't believe there is no forum for it. In fact you could have a whole website dedicated to it as there is so much to do. If you have the cash then strongly recommend it as a gap year destination. Their economy has gone up in recent years due to the Chinese buying up all their natural resources so it's probably not as cheap as when i was there years ago. But you can also do some fruit picking to supplement your wallet/purse!

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    One of the best parts of the land down under is Melbourne - the southernmost part of the continent. There is almost an unlimited number of places to go and see. You have your free public attractions in the country and in the city, as well as the more exclusive places which the most luxurious travelers frequently visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orz View Post
    I actually live in Australia so I might be a bit biased but yes I think there should be a separate category since its such a popular tourist destination. Most Australians live on the coast near the water so you'll get a lot of small beach towns and you'll always be near the water. The east coast is where most things happen, its on the east coast where the 2 biggest "main" cities are (Sydney and Melbourne) as well as the capital (Canberra) and a lot of the "touristy" country (Gold Coast and Queensland). But as you said since Australia is a "country/continent" it is so varied and there is so much to see. A lot of Australia is basically just desert but there's rainforests, snowfields (in winter) - there's a lot to see.
    Sadly The Great Barrier reef is struggling with climate change and pests which are quickly destroying it so if you want to see it you should be quick!
    I don't think you're being biased at all. It's strange how the forum has left out an entire continent from its list. I'm partial to this place because my favorite cousin spent a good part of his youth there and would get me "gifts" every time he came home! From all that I've heard from him, Australia sounds like a perfect place in many ways. It has bustling cities, coastal towns, educational opportunities are good, standards of living are up to mark. Not to mention the reefs! I've heard about the pollution destroying them, but I didn't think the condition would be this bad.

    I'm thinking of applying for universities in Australia. Which are the places I should first look at, do you think? I'm looking for masters in literature courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodiann12 View Post
    Two of the places I would love to visit if I were to travel to Australia are the Sydney Opera House (I'm very intrigued by it's unusual architecture); and I would also like to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, and take a underwater camera with me so that I can take some photos. That would be really great if I got the chance to do that.
    The Great Barrier reef is one of the places I want to visit at least once in my life (before I die, let me add, haha :P). Snorkeling is something I make it a point to do at any given opportunity, and these reefs are said to hold some of the most extraordinary oceanic beauties. It's sad to know that they are getting destroyed at such rapid rates. Hopefully it wont be too late by the time I visit and experience them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trellum View Post
    Great question, I also wonder why they left Australia out over here, as well as other important places, like for example the whole middle east! I wish they had created a sub-forum for all those places, incluiding Australia and Israel. I hope they add them someday, I'd actually like to make some questions regarding to places in Israel. Because I'm planning to go there in the future So having a sub-forum where I can discuss that would be awesome!
    You're right Trellum! There are actually many places that have been left out from the forum. I guess we are to include middle east countries as part of either Asia or Europe. The site doesn't even have a section for suggestions, or we could have requested for separate boards for Australia, middle east and maybe a general one as well. Even North America doesn't have a board. USA is not the only country in it. I haven't come across any space for Canada yet. And what about places like Puerto Rico, the Caribbean islands, Java, etc, which don't really fall into specific categories?

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    Re: Australia?

    Does anyone know who the admin of this site is? Perhaps we could send a PM to this person with a request for an Australiasian sub-forum for both New Zealand & Australia. I would like to hear from others who have backpacked around the west side and it would be good to expand the forum to include other popular destinations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kai_uk View Post
    Does anyone know who the admin of this site is? Perhaps we could send a PM to this person with a request for an Australiasian sub-forum for both New Zealand & Australia. I would like to hear from others who have backpacked around the west side and it would be good to expand the forum to include other popular destinations.
    I have looked for every possible ways to locate the admin but never found him/her. It's actually quite a mystery! We're posting and sharing ideas in a forum without even a clue as to who owns and runs it. But if anyone does find the admin, it would be great if you could request the opening of a sub-forum for all those places not included in the site.

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    Yes I heard that Australia is a nice place to visit and to dwell also. I had relatives together with their families living there and they said that it is nice and comfortable living there. No doubt they had beautiful scenery and places for a visit when planning for a vacation.

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    I finally found the "Australia" forum! Anyway, I lived in Sydney my whole childhood and I think it's the best place to have a family and raise kids! Anyway, when I was younger, I lived an hour away from the beach so it was very accessible during summer. Even if it was winter we'd always drive up to go fishing. I love the place because everyone is so down to earth and easy-going, everyone loves the nature whether its the outback or the beach, and there is just so much beauty in this country. I think everyone should visit this place at least once!

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    You are very lucky to have lived there. I think it is the one place I would be willing to immigrate to should I wish to leave the UK. I liked the easy-going atmosphere, the warm weather, the Victoria Bitter Only problem with Australia is the mosquitoes, but other than that I could see myself living there. I don't think Aussies drink much VB but to me it was the best tasting beer there.

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    The weather is the opposite of the US. Summertimehere is winter there. Not severe like Northern states.many tourist come toward the Australia just to see the beauty of the cities and beaches...
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    Re: Australia?

    ReadmeByAmy! You absolutely right heard. Australia is such a nice place. There are unlimited attractions for tourists. You can find there magnificent island, desert with plenty of wild animals, Historical places, Gardens etc. I am going to suggest you some places. I hope you will find them awesome.
    1. Sydney
    2. Perth
    3. Tasmania
    4. Fraser island
    5. Kakadu national park
    6. Uluru
    7. Cairns
    8. Kangaroo island
    9. Adelaide
    10. Jamison valley



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    Looks awesome. I have been to Sydney and it was so much fun to me at the moment i have visited toronto niagara falls tour recently which also went well.

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    Aaliyah...! Nice sharing, Your shared these places are the best for visit. Kakadu national park is my favorite one attraction of Australia. I have been visit there after my bus tour to niagara falls from new jersey in many times of my life. It had a lot of experience there. It is a great place for adventure lovers. So I suggest you should go there once and enjoy the beauty of this park.

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    Yeah! Australia is a very nice country. Last summer vacation my brother visited it. Here I am sharing my brother's experience. According to my brother, there are so attractive and beautiful attractions. Australian hotels and resorts are nice places to stay for tourists. He had a good time there.

 

 

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