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Australia is a pretty random place. It has some of the harshest and most extreme environments – even a landscape in part that looks like Mars – and yet so many people call it home.

The wildlife ranges from cute and cuddly to vicious and deadly (watch out for those drop bears!). Australia has beaches, mountains, deserts and rainforests; hot weather and really hot weather; big cities, small cities and really, really out of touch towns.

I’ve only seen part of it.

If you could go anywhere in Australia, where would you go (outside of New South Wales)? I need a goal and a good travel plan to look forward to in the not-so-distant future.

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13 Responses to An Australian Montage

  1. Adam February 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    I’ve had 2 separate people recommend Perth to me in the past 2 weeks. I hadn’t even considered it but I think maybe I will try and get there once I get to Australia. It’s off the backpacker trail, I guess, so that’ll make it a little more interesting.

    • Brooke February 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

      Yeah, its way over on the other side, but I definitely would love to go. If I do go, I would have to make a big trip, though, and hit up Broome, etc.

  2. Marcy Gordon February 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Darwin in the Northern Territory just because it is so remote and the name makes me think of those emblems that people put on the back of their cars of a fish sprouting feet to indicate evolution. Weird I know, but whatever..

  3. brookeschoenman February 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

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  4. Becs February 19, 2010 at 5:51 am #

    the daintree rain forest up near cairns. loved it up there! a great break from the tourism of cairns city.

  5. brookeschoenman February 20, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    I’ve gotten some great ideas so far on a trip to take in Oz http://bit.ly/dDq6vx – any more suggestions? #travel #Australia

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  6. Chris - The Aussie Nomad February 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Come to Melbourne or just Victoria. Not only because I live here but its only a 10 hour drive from Sydney and has some great places to see.

  7. Thomas February 20, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    Uluru without a doubt.

  8. Jade February 25, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    We are going on a RTW trip in May and starting in Australia. We are going to Daintree National Park, Fraiser Island and maybe drive along the west coast oceanside! We are adventure seekers, love nature and maybe up for some camping so these three seemed like good choices for us! Have fun and good luck on your journeys!

    • Brooke March 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

      Daintree is a good one – ah sooo many places – sooooo far away 🙂

  9. Darcy March 20, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Although it’s in NSW, I’d suggest checking out my home town of Merimbula (but spend most of your time at nearby Pambula Beach) and Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne is a lovely, very “European” city. It reminds me of my time spent on continental Europe with my parents 7 years ago.

    • Brooke March 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

      Ah, great suggestion on Merimbula – seen it on the map for sure. I do plan to get to Melbourne, but I was waiting for a certain friend of mine to purchase a place first (no rush, Sam, just want to use your home for a bit hehe).

  10. Adam @Duty Free Living May 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    I really like Tasmania for something a little bit different. Although it does remind me somewhat of the South Island of New Zealand. I also love the winery regions in South Australia… Perhaps a trip to Melbourne, a roadtrip along the Great Ocean Road, visit some wineries in South Australia and then back to Sydney would be a good loop.

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