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Old 08-06-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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why do people think oz is continual summer?

and coldcanadian,.. WHEN are you FINALLY making your FIRST voyage to Oz? Im gonna keep asking you as I want you to send us a pic of you in front of the Opera House as proof.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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[quote=minibrings;10149783]why do people think oz is continual summer?
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Cos it is! I don't know that anyone actually thinks that. 'Specially if they know any Tasmaniacs. Mind you, the way Aust gets presented, you can't blame our o.s buddies for thinking it's all sun and no sh*t.
But a lot of people here think the same about So.Cal weather..eternal sunshiney sunnyness. Even we were shocked when it had the temerity to RAIN one day while we were there.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:24 AM
 
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why do people think oz is continual summer?
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Cos it is! I don't know that anyone actually thinks that. 'Specially if they know any Tasmaniacs. Mind you, the way Aust gets presented, you can't blame our o.s buddies for thinking it's all sun and no sh*t.
But a lot of people here think the same about So.Cal weather..eternal sunshiney sunnyness. Even we were shocked when it had the temerity to RAIN one day while we were there.
wait until 'winter' with no insulation and no central heat... brrrrrrr
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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wait until 'winter' with no insulation and no central heat... brrrrrrr
Tell me about it. I bought a neat little gadget the other day at Bunnings. A thermometer with a remote unit you put outside. It tells you the temperature inside and outside. This morning at 11am it was 22 outside, barely 19 inside. And never got beyond 19.3. It was only 10 this morning when I first got up! Inside.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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Newport beach



Its hard for us to recommend something in OZ with the 'Newport feel' without us ever been there
All I can gather is Newport is a smallish beach suburb on
the southern edge of the huge Los angeles/OC metropolis ???

Anyway here is my 2 cents

I would think you would won't to check out both Sydney and Brisbane when you come visit

Check out Sydney's famous inner city beach suburbs like Manly first(Ferries go to the city).
Then all the outer beach suburbs like say Cronulla last

Then I would then go onto Brisbane
Go check out the southern regions. Gold Coast
and further south like the smaller suburb of Tweed heads
Also visit north of Brisbane the Sunshine coast. Start at Caloundra
and work your way up to say Noosa heads

I think you will find one of these beach communities will fit your style. Plus they are all close to larger cities so you will find plenty of Car clubs and so forth. Oh and don't forget we do drive on the wrong side of the road down here. Hope this all helps

Manly

Cronulla

Gold Coast

Tweed heads

Caloundra

Noosa
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:14 PM
 
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I think Manly is pretty comparable to Newport, and probably more pleasant in the Aust summer than Qld, which will be a lot more muggy. Sydney does get pretty hoooomid in summer, but the seabreezes around Manly may keep it bearable. Manly however, does not have anything comparable to say, Fashion Island, so if that kinda thing is important (just for convenience sake), you might be better off at Cronulla. However I feel culturally that Cronulla might be lacking. We just don't seem to have a 'self-contained' spot with 'everything' here. You get some things in one place, a few things somewhere else....it's quite backward in many respects compared to Newport. I remember wishing there was somewhere like that in Sydney when I was there. (I think I just wanted more Americans around me in Syd, to be honest).
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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wait until 'winter' with no insulation and no central heat... brrrrrrr
Dont forget young man, I'm experiencing that right this minute. Oh wait, it is supposed to get to about 24C here in Bellbrook today. After a night of 4C I think we've earned it.

(Bellbrook is a 6 hour drive north of Sydney, and a bit inland. Much colder at night, generally more pleasant during the day. And scorching in summer)
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Why does that quote appear to be mine?? It was mini, honest!! Now it looks as if I'm typing to myself..jeeez. mini, help!!
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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wait until 'winter' with no insulation and no central heat... brrrrrrr
Dont forget young man, I'm experiencing that right this minute. Oh wait, it is supposed to get to about 24C here in Bellbrook today. After a night of 4C I think we've earned it.

(Bellbrook is a 6 hour drive north of Sydney, and a bit inland. Much colder at night, generally more pleasant during the day. And scorching in summer)
I did the honors or should I say honours? for you!
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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I did the honors or should I say honours? for you!
what a good neighbor you are.. and literally you are being in the nxt state over!
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