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Old 03-29-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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I'm headin to australia for a year in 3 months from canada. i wanna meet lotsa new people and party lots preferably with a younger crowd cuz i'm only 18. can anyone recommend some awesome places to go when i got a tight budget in adelaide or anywhere in australia for that matter. thanks guys aLeX
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I'm planning on heading over there too, in approx. 3 months.....
I'm going to need people to meet up with too, so if you're about then, it'd be good to be with others who are also knew to the area...!
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i'll be there from the start of sept, so if you're still around i may need some tips!
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I'll be going there too from the end of may to the middle of July! yeah,so if anyone knows anything about cheap things to do there, i would also enjoy the advice.
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if you want young people and nightlife, a good general rule to go by is, where there's a university, there'll be young people and some good nightlife. So cities like wollongong and newcastle are good in NSW if you want to try somewhere different to Sydney, and I assume it works the same way in other states too.
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Yeah, I didn't think of that.... Good plan Batman... :D
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gold coast mate thats where the partys at
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Anything good in Darwin? i kinda want to check it out if it's worth it
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I.m in Perth at the minute, its a bit more expensive than i first thought, but there is always backpacker nights, which most citys have, they are you pay about $5 in and you get something to eat and half price beer, its a cheap night out and a good way to meet people. Perths a nice city if you have the time and the money, i hopefully have found a lift north as getting the bus is too expensive and i don't want to fly, i've found alot of people are looking for lifts outta here but not so many people offering them.

I head to Broome then Darwin, hope to make it to Darwin by the end of April so i'll you know what the town is like party wise and money wise

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Oh i meant to say if you click on the link in my sig it will take you to my blog, i'm in the middle of updating the Oz part of it
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Darwin is pretty good, but its very old school, Croc Dundee Australia.

Queensland by far has the most to offer, as it has the best beaches... the best diving... the best rainforests ... + the outback for more experienced travellers.


Brisbane, gold coast, sun shine coast noosa, cairns are the picks
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ive lived in melbourne my whole life and wouldnt live in any other city.

Darwin is hot and you cant swim at the beach's. The aboriginal art and rock formations gets old pretty quick and the town itself is tiny.

Adelaide is a shit hole. enough said.

Sydney is pricey and they have been having lots of crime recently. Sure, the pera house and the bridge are ok for a few photos but i wouldnt waste my time going there.

Alice springs. Its a big rock...

Brisbane is pretty good. Good beachs, hot climate but i didnt see many backpackers when i went there.

Perth is great. I could not belive the quality of the women over there. It was like all the attractive young women move there. Great beachs to the south and as i said... the women are amazing. The nightlife sucked arse though.

Melboure has awesome resturants, people and nightlife. Transport is great and if your keen to check out some Aussie Rules football then there is no better spot.

Ask me any questions you have about aus and i will happily answer them.

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i guess it depends on what you want to get from your travel experience?

do you want beachs? outback? nightlife? rainforests? snow?

we have it all
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ive lived in melbourne my whole life and wouldnt live in any other city.

Darwin is hot and you cant swim at the beach's. The aboriginal art and rock formations gets old pretty quick and the town itself is tiny.

Adelaide is a shit hole. enough said.

Sydney is pricey and they have been having lots of crime recently. Sure, the pera house and the bridge are ok for a few photos but i wouldnt waste my time going there.

Alice springs. Its a big rock...

Brisbane is pretty good. Good beachs, hot climate but i didnt see many backpackers when i went there.

Perth is great. I could not belive the quality of the women over there. It was like all the attractive young women move there. Great beachs to the south and as i said... the women are amazing. The nightlife sucked arse though.

Melboure has awesome resturants, people and nightlife. Transport is great and if your keen to check out some Aussie Rules football then there is no better spot.

Ask me any questions you have about aus and i will happily answer them.

sorry for any spelling mistakes. Im typing from my bed on my laptop
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this post made me laugh so much... you gave a run down of all the capital cities, yet didn't mention canberra. and that sums up canberra perfectly: not even worth mentioning as a travel destination. unless of course by some strange chance you know something about australian politics & history and want to see all that sort of stuff. but what traveller cares about that? yup, the only good thing about canberra is that i live here. and i'm only here for two more months... woohoo!
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Originally posted by aliz@Apr 1 2006, 12:43 AM
if you want young people and nightlife, a good general rule to go by is, where there's a university, there'll be young people and some good nightlife. So cities like wollongong and newcastle are good in NSW if you want to try somewhere different to Sydney, and I assume it works the same way in other states too.
let me know when y'all get here and if i'm anywhere nearby we can catch up
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True however the regional universities are a bit more insular and conservative. I went to one and it was hard enough to party when you were a local. HOWEVER, the further from the capital cities, the cheaper it will be to stay!!



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ive lived in melbourne my whole life and wouldnt live in any other city.

Darwin is hot and you cant swim at the beach's. The aboriginal art and rock formations gets old pretty quick and the town itself is tiny.

Adelaide is a shit hole. enough said.

Sydney is pricey and they have been having lots of crime recently. Sure, the pera house and the bridge are ok for a few photos but i wouldnt waste my time going there.

Alice springs. Its a big rock...

Brisbane is pretty good. Good beachs, hot climate but i didnt see many backpackers when i went there.

Perth is great. I could not belive the quality of the women over there. It was like all the attractive young women move there. Great beachs to the south and as i said... the women are amazing. The nightlife sucked arse though.

Melboure has awesome resturants, people and nightlife. Transport is great and if your keen to check out some Aussie Rules football then there is no better spot.

Ask me any questions you have about aus and i will happily answer them.

sorry for any spelling mistakes. Im typing from my bed on my laptop
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Seconded !!! I love visiting Melbourne (especially when my job pays me to go there).

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Originally posted by aliz@Apr 9 2006, 04:42 AM
this post made me laugh so much... you gave a run down of all the capital cities, yet didn't mention canberra. and that sums up canberra perfectly: not even worth mentioning as a travel destination. unless of course by some strange chance you know something about australian politics & history and want to see all that sort of stuff. but what traveller cares about that? yup, the only good thing about canberra is that i live here. and i'm only here for two more months... woohoo!
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HAHAHAHHA I am a Canberra resident. It is safe and boring, but the jobs pay well... just the way I like it!!! I can go run amok in Sydney and Melbourne and guaranteed I won't run into anyone from work. Seriuosly tho' don't bother here, spend yer money in Sydney or MElbourne....


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im currently in Brisbane on a Years holiday. Thought sydney was awesome although there is alot to do. We picked up a Wicked Camper and road tripped to places.

Dubbo in NSW is great on a saturday night. Met tons of friendly locals who showed us around and took out partying, damb those country girls are horny.

Coffs Harbour is pretty cool as its on the coast and full of travellers looking for a good time most of the week.

Everyone raves about Byron bay but i wasent so into it nothing really happened over the whole weekend. Few nice bars but that was about it.

Surfers and the rest of the gold coast was pretty wild so defintly worth staying a week or so.
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Hahaha! I saw soooo many wicked campers in byron. I thought it was cool until I realized they were EVERYWHERE.
I liked byron.. But I was there with someone who knew the lay of the land, and I wasnt staying in a hostel. We hiked up to the lighthouse, admired the view, got sunburned. I liked the feel of it better than some of the other seaside places we passed through. Surfer's just seemed like it was trying too hard to be Vegas or something.
Brisbane was fine, except for the fact that I cant navigate the goddamn roads to save my life. I saw several hostels around the city, so there's got to be backpackers.

I'm moving to Brissy in Jan/Feb. So that should be exciting. I should run a halfway house for wayward tpunks in need of shelter.. heh..
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ive lived in melbourne my whole life and wouldnt live in any other city.
Yes, I somewhat agree with you, it has everything, the culture and nightlife are great, but the inner city isn't necessarily that attractive and its bloody busy. Plus, melbournians think they're better than the rest of the country even though they haven't live anywhere else and everybody else wonders why. Plus, whats with the weather?

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Darwin is hot and you cant swim at the beach's. The aboriginal art and rock formations gets old pretty quick and the town itself is tiny.
Its chilled out, its closer to the true outback and the culture can be amazing. You wont see places like Katherine gorge in victoria. And what an amazing experience sitting out in a hot tropical sunset surrounded by the sounds of a million bugs and birds with a goonbag in a pair of thongs and a singlet, especially for a canadian.

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Adelaide is a shit hole. enough said.
I've never quite understood what victorians have against adelaide, its warmer, better organised, quieter, very multicultural, most international visitors love the night life, it has some of the best dining and food markets in the world, great bars, and not to mention a beautiful city surrounded by parks, and adelaidians generally aren't so far up their own arses that they would label somebody's home a shithole. Lets not forget great beaches all over the state.

So please tell me, what is the problem with humble adelaide?

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adelaide has nothing to do.
i lived there for over 20 years and couldn't wait to leave. true there are some really cool places about an hour/ 2 hrs drive away.

Mt Gambia is the Biggest hole though

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