Dan

Dan

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    With summer on the way soon (hopefully), which is the best East Coast beach?

    You haven't really specified how far out of Hobart you're willing to travel. If you don't mind travelling for a couple of hours, head to someplace like Bicheno. That would be my personal preference - not for surfing, but for walking, lazing around and a bit of swimming, it's lovely. Closer to Hobart, Kingston Beach is popular enough and only 16 or so minutes from Hobart. Clifton Beach is where all the surfers go. If you don't care so much for good surf, a South Arm's beaches are also quite pleasant and you get to see Hobart from the other side of the river while you're at it. Or, you could head to Bruny Island for a drive and have a bit of a swim while you're at it. about 8 years ago

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    We have 4 full days (5 nights) what should we do ?

    All of the above are great suggestions. If you had more time you could go to Strahan and go on the Gordon River Cruise, or head for Cradle Mountain. There's also Bruny Island, which makes for a good day trip to see the "Neck", the lighthouse at Cape Bruny and buy some of the local gourmet foods. To follow on from the first reply, Freycinet NP is on the east coast and the conditions are usually fairly mild (by Tasmanian standards) in winter. It is Tasmania though and can conditions can still be extreme (ie. bring warm, weatherproof gear). Mt Field is also a popular tourist destination. Many drive the 90 minutes from Hobart just to visit Russell Falls, which is admittedly very beautiful. Actually, a clear winter's day is the best type of day to experience Tassie's wilderness, but unfortunately it's sheer luck whether or not you are blessed with fine weather. If you like road trips, try going for the East Coast via the internal route from Campbelltown (you can return via the coastal route). For historic towns and bakery delights in addition to Richmond, I suggest Ross (incidentally, one of the bakeries there happens to be famous in Japan because it features in the anime film "Kiki's Delivery Service"), Westbury and Longford. Of course there are many more. If you find yourself in Launceston, visit Cataract Gorge ("The Gorge") and the historic City Park. Tasmania is so diverse that you won't possibly be able to do everything even if you had a whole month. Have fun choosing! over 8 years ago

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    i have six days in Adelaide,any must do from the locals.

    I think you posted this in the wrong location, unless you're actually asking about Sydney. I'm not from Adelaide but I do like the place. Given six days, here's a few thing you can do... - Visit the Barossa Valley win region. If you're not into wine, it's would still be a beautiful day in the countryside. - Visit Hahndorf, the German pioneer village - Visit Kangaroo Island. To give it justice, stay a night at least. Note that the ferry fare is expensive, but given good weather you'll be blown away by the sheer beauty of the place. - Catch the tram to Glenelg beach. Walk around and eat some raw oysters or gelato. - For a view of Adelaide, drive to the top of Mt Lofty. Hope that helps some. over 8 years ago

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    I've moved to Melbourne recently and want to know if there is any good places to ride?

    Greater Melbourne has around 2000km of cycleways. No other city in Australia comes close to possessing the cycling infrastructure of Melbourne. I don't have any particular recommendations, but needless to say there are cycleways everywhere, in most every suburb. You can try http://www.melbournecyclist.com/ for starters. I'd suggest finding a good book (again, no particular recommendations - it's been a while since I lived in Melbourne, sorry) if you're going to be in Melbourne for a while and plan to do lots of cycling. over 8 years ago

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    what should a first time visitor see and do

    Go to Genting Highlands to get out of the big smoke (sort of). Eat some good hawker food (e.g. on Jalan Alor). over 8 years ago

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    what to do in brisbane?

    None of these are necessarily "must dos", just ideas... - Eat fried durian at Spring Hill (better for oriental food than Chinatown and the like). - Laze around on the "beach" at South Bank - Visit Australia Zoo and while you're at it travel another 30mins to Caloundra and see the Sunshine Coast. - Wander around Roma St Parklands - Have a look-see at St Johns cathedral, the last gothic-style cathedral in the world to be built. over 8 years ago

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    Best place to scuba dive?

    I haven't ever scuba dived but I have also heard eastern Sabah is the place to go. over 8 years ago

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    I've heard Melbourne ticket inspectors make traveling on the trains unpleasant for tourists, is this true?

    Brisbane's probably worse as they have 20ish zones (Melbourne has 2). So if you go one zone past your ticket, you could be liable for a fine if there's any ticket inspectors on board. Melbourne is far simpler in that sense. Just get a ticket and relax. over 8 years ago