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      07-26-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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Things to do in Australia

Hi guys,
I'm leaving for Australia on tuesday, and I'm staying down there for about 2 weeks for vacation.
I'm flying into Sydney and I believe I'm staying around there.
Can anyone suggest anything I should visit (Restaurants, sights, etc...) Anything that's a "must see?"
Thanks inadvance for any info given.
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      07-26-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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Harbour Bridge walk - where you walk up the harbour bridge. an excellent experience.

Definitely hang out at Darling Harbour. it's just a great place to go to.

Sydney Opera House - and while you are there check out Aria Restaurant - it's about 200m from the Opera House. a great restaurant.

if the zoo floats your boat, then go to Taronga Zoo.

and as for "must see", go check out BMW Sydney - there are heaps of cars with the M-sport packs that you yanks don't get ROFL
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Sydney sucks

Come to Melbourne...

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1 week in Sydney followed by another week in Mel

In Sydney, you can try the followings:

1. Revolving restaurant and bar http://www.summitrestaurant.com.au/
2. Uppper class Jap food http://www.azuma.com.au/chifley/home.php
3. If you miss American style food, Tony Romas 121-123 Sussex St Sydney NSW 2000 Phone (02) 9299 8500.
4. Visit Watsons Bay, Elizabeth Bay by Sydney ferry.
5. http://www.sydney.com.au/ visit this website for things to do around city.

Have fun
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Guys thanks a lot for all the info!!!!! I'm definitely going to try and go to both Syndey and Melbourne,

I might have to stop by BMW Sydney..
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Try the Lowenbrau Bierhaus in The Rocks in Sydney
Of course, the Opera House and areas around there - Aria and Guillame at Bennelong
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Try the Lowenbrau Bierhaus in The Rocks in Sydney
Of course, the Opera House and areas around there - Aria and Guillame at Bennelong
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how long are you staying? 2 wks?

i suggest hiring a car - drive up to the Blue Mountain/Jenolan Cave or a nice drive down south coast via Royal National Park!
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how long are you staying? 2 wks?

i suggest hiring a car - drive up to the Blue Mountain/Jenolan Cave or a nice drive down south coast via Royal National Park!
Yes, 2 weeks. I will definitely look into that as well.

By the way, how is public transportation around Sydney? Safe? Worth it?
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Yes, 2 weeks. I will definitely look into that as well.

By the way, how is public transportation around Sydney? Safe? Worth it?
If your just going around the main sites of the city then public transport is a good option. Safe is a relative term, however generally you'll be safer in most parts of Aus than you would be in the US.

Make sure you take in a sail or powerboat boat trip on the harbour, while it's winter so a bit cool it's a great time of the year on the water. There is also a huge number of whales off the Sydney coast at the moment so a whale watching trip if it floats your boat will be worthwhile.

If your heading out to the Blue Mountains then a car would be useful unless you go with a tour group. Try not to go hiking unprepared, we have a good record at finding lost Brit's but we suck at finding lost Yanks.
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Check out the blue mountains and jenolan caves and do a harbour dinner/lunch cruise as people have already suggested. Would also highly recommend the 2nd week in Melbourne, it's a top spot too!
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Thanks guys! I leave the US in about 15hrs...
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