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Old 08-07-2009, 09:34 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).
Agreed, I do think that Manly would be more his thing

I just used Cronulla as an example of some of the many
outer beach suburbs he could also visit in Sydney
Sydney really has lots to choose from when it comes to beaches

If he really is going to just visit in the Australian Summer he is
better off choosing Sydney over Brisbane
Though if he thinks he might go visit at other times of the year
Brisbane is more appealing, you can go swimming all year round
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Oops. Brain safety catch not engaged. Mouth shot off. You wanna be here in the Aust summer. Duh. Those northern places will be way too hot and muggy.
That's not what concerns me about travelling in "The Wet"...
For me it's the potential for washed-out roads, box-jelly season and cyclone season. (hurricane season)

It hot and muggy weather was ALL "the wet" caused, then I'd love it.

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Old 08-07-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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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.
^^
I've seen the stats from BOM...
I would not want to spend the winter (Dry) even in Katherine, NT completely without heating and/or insulation;
overnight lows from 6-10 C seem to be common, probably has dropped somewhere between 3-5 C at least once this winter up there.
Only in the mildest coastal areas of far northern Australia would I be okay "roughing it" at night, all winter long.

I'm pretty decent at photoshopping. What one of those?
I'm not that into "big cities" per say, however if there are interesting comedy shows being filmed in Sydney I might like to stop by. (Australian equivalents of SNL, or "Just For Laughs"?) Unless there's something that catches my eye, I'll probably visit other parts of Oz. Places that I think might interest me in NSW are the "Mid-North/North Coast" (Taree to NSW/QLD border), Tamworth and Bourke so far.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:00 AM
 
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That's not what concerns me about travelling in "The Wet"...
For me it's the potential for washed-out roads, box-jelly season and cyclone season. (hurricane season)

It hot and muggy weather was ALL "the wet" caused, then I'd love it.
I agreed with you with Australia's Wet season in the far north

Look at this beach just north of Cairns. looks inviting doesn't it
But in the wet season that's all you can do, look at it !

If the jellyfish don't get you, the crocodiles or the sharks will

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Old 08-08-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I agreed with you with Australia's Wet season in the far north

Look at this beach just north of Cairns. looks inviting doesn't it
But in the wet season that's all you can do, look at it !

If the jellyfish don't get you, the crocodiles or the sharks will
Years ago, a co-worker in Canada told me how her honeymoon was ruined when she and her new hubby decided to honeymoon in FNQ in January! She reckoned they'd have a lovely 3-week escape from the greyness and cold of Vancouver and be lolling about on the "beach" in Cairns for the first half of their holiday, then up at Port Douglas.

Well, at least Port Doug has beaches versus the mudflats of Cairns, but like you said, all they did was look at it, between torrential downpours, that is. This was the days before the Internet was big and she didn't do much other research, didn't go through a travel agent either. Just reckoned it was Australia, land of eternal sunshine and beaches.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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As far as Newport, what I thought about it was that it was quite flash. Very posh and upmarket. So any places suggested should fit that genre.
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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^^

Only in the mildest coastal areas of far northern Australia would I be okay "roughing it" at night, all winter long.
Climate statistics for Australian locations

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Old 08-08-2009, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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^^
Places that I think might interest me in NSW are the "Mid-North/North Coast" (Taree to NSW/QLD border), Tamworth and Bourke so far.
then you will definitely be stopping by our place! We're about 2 hours north of Taree. We have a creek on one boundary so if'n it's a stinker of a summer day, you just grab one of our inflatable chairs, anchor yerself to a tree, help yerself to a beer, then it's sundown, and time for more beer! Of course, you might have to be on 'gate duty' but it's only 5 gates, it'll be fuuuuuun!
Seriously, if you make it down this way, giz a holler..we'd love to defrost any northern hemisphere frozen ones. That goes for mini and the OP too, of course!
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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That's the kind of places I was thinking about SAB.
I like how in 17 years, it never dropped below 17.1 C;
this record low is still "not comfy" but I could handle that for a few hours while camping.
Other mild places? Melville Island, NT (especially the eastern part) and the Torres Strait area in QLD.

But Broome? No way! Even colder overnights than Katherine.
Forecasts like 32/8 C (90/46 F) seem to be "normal" for Broome.
Perfectly fine in a hotel room with insulation and/or heating,
but probably annoying to camp in, exposed to the elements.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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then you will definitely be stopping by our place! We're about 2 hours north of Taree. We have a creek on one boundary so if'n it's a stinker of a summer day, you just grab one of our inflatable chairs, anchor yerself to a tree, help yerself to a beer, then it's sundown, and time for more beer! Of course, you might have to be on 'gate duty' but it's only 5 gates, it'll be fuuuuuun!
Seriously, if you make it down this way, giz a holler..we'd love to defrost any northern hemisphere frozen ones. That goes for mini and the OP too, of course!
If I'm ever down that way, I'd love to jacq!

*Anchor to a tree? Is the river dangerous to float down?
(sounds like "tubing", only I usually float several kilometers)
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