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Old Sun, Jan-04-15, 00:54
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I will be travelling, from Oregon USA, to NSW and Victoria for a month, from the middle of February to the middle of March. I have friends in Sydney, and another who lives east of Melbourne, and know that they will take good care of me, but I would really appreciate any advice/ideas on "Must Sees". I plan to rent a car to drive down the coast from Sydney, and plan to spend about 2 weeks just wandering around. Driving on the "correct" side of the road, will (I hope) not be problematic, as I have done it before, without problem, in Ireland - though that was quite awhile ago - and Ireland has, I believe, less traffic. We'll see how it goes. Any ideas on things to see/places to stop would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
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Old Sun, Jan-04-15, 02:05
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What a pity you're staying in "Mexico" and not coming up to the friendly part of Oz.

Having said that, we really are a pretty friendly mob no matter in which bit of Oz we live. I wish I had some practical help to offer, but I've never actually driven south of Sydney. So I'll just get in early and welcome you to Australia.

Oh, and watch out for our Aussie slang
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Old Sun, Jan-04-15, 04:39
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I have visited some of my family in Oz three times. Mostly in Victoria but once a few days in Adelaide and once a few days in Canberra. The only thing I can object to is mozzie bites.. I'm sure you will enjoy every minute.
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Old Sun, Jan-04-15, 13:00
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Rosebud - My Sydney friends have a long list of things to do and places to go, and I know Queensland is prominently marked. They have already told me that it is very unaccommodating of me to be only coming down there for a month! LOL As a month is the best I can manage at the moment it would seem that most of their list will have to wait for another time.
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Old Sun, Mar-15-15, 22:08
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Just got back from my month in Oz. It was lovely ... and warm. I had a great time, and no, a month was not sufficient. Sydney, a couple of days in Canberra, 1 full day in Melbourne, lots of stops in between, as well as several days in the Blue Mountains. Driving on the left turned out to be no problem after the first day or two - even in rush hour Melbourne traffic. Took the curvy "Great Ocean Road" in Victoria, and found it to be a fun drive (and beautiful, of course), which I might not have thought if it were the first day out instead of the 5th :-) ---- But then, I grew up on the twisty coast road of Central California. I was rather sorry to give the little car up. There are so many places in this world I still want to visit, but another time in Australia is now on the list. Who knows if it will happen, at my age, but it is a goal to keep in mind.
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Old Sun, Mar-15-15, 22:50
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I'm really glad you enjoyed it here, matey.
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