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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
hello! wave

thought i'd better start a thread here.... biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

so i've got 6 weeks left in new zealand eek which is crazy.... and from that moment on i'm gonna be racing around like a mad thing on a stupidly rushed tour of australia before heading to singapore and borneo

i know its short - i wish i could make it longer but after much thinking i dont think there's much i can do... so here it is...

8th july... arrive in melbourne
(fire night on sunday?)

11th-ish head up to sydney - spend time in sydney and stuff... including a couple of days tramping in the blue mountains biggrin

18th-ish Byron Bay - or so i was advised to visit...could change

20th-ish - Brisbane (Moonfest on the 21st biggrin )

23rd fly to perth (such a long way - ah well all fun fun fun)

(perth beach spin? tuesday night - if i dont have to get to airport?)

27th stupidly early flight back to melbourne to connect with plane to singapore.... ubbloco


too make things more entertaining i might have to spend an afternoon in each of the big cities doing research for my dissertation! ubbloco ubbloco ubbloco

but anyway i'm all excited... biggrin biggrin biggrin
bounce bounce bounce

was thinking bout transport.... how easy is hitching?
otherwise maybe the train? (country link trains have a pass thing...?????)
and erm...campsites....i'm sure if i look i'll find the info...

any comments, ideas, places to visit or people to come see biggrin hug biggrin .....

hug
x

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MedusaSILVER Member
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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
Yayayayaya!!!! your not missing us over here in Perth!!! So many people come to Oz and skip us all together.


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Mr_JedlyGOLD Member
member
195 posts
Location: Perth, West Australia


Posted:
lemming'll be here on 23rd JULY, not june....so you'll miss me. :-(
Psycho lemming, AUstralia is kinda big, if you haven't been here before you'll find alot of time goes into travelling if you haven't got it organised very well... actually alot of time will go into travelling anyway. :-)
hitching in the city is nigh impossible. i believe it is illegal here? in the country... you may come across some luck. find a lonely truck driver and entertain him. :-)
i have no idea about trains.
campsites are easy, but it IS winter when you'l be here....rainy days.
ENjoy!

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We grow old because we stop playing.


ben-ja-menGOLD Member
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2,474 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
well your missing off adelaide .... which has the best regular fire meet in the whole of the world smile

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MedusaSILVER Member
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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
Hitching in Perth is hard and illegal.

If you get busted you get fined....and not many people like picking up hikers simply because it is just not safe.

Depending on where you are staying in Perth we can get you the public transport info quite easily.

Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
No hitching then.... thats cool i'd actually prefer not anyway... wink

I'm sorry for missing off adelaide... maybe if someone could lend me a time machine and instant transporter devise thing.... smile

hug next time i promise.... hug

raghkyre - maybe i'll meet you in the uk.... if you come back after europe? biggrin

Yay! bounce
x

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GnorBRONZE Member
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5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Oooo... a Lemming!!!! angel bounce2 bounce bounce bounce2 bounce

Really hope you have a late Tuesday flight, or is it on Wednesday??.. then you can make it to one spin at least. Mondays have died here I am told until summer!!.Sword stuff Sunday if you want, without me frown but with Bill biggrin.
Go to Adelaide!! Skip somewhere other than Perth

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PukSILVER Member
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2,615 posts
Location: Brisbane Oz, Australia


Posted:
Lemming see you hopefully when you hit brisbane .

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Raychee PaycheeBRONZE Member
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Location: Syd-en-ey, Australia


Posted:
please don't hitch in Oz. Its just not safe at all. Take the train where you can - you'll see more that way and meet some cool people along the way........ ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

If you book your train tix in advance you get them cheaper. Try booking about 14 days prior. biggrin

MedusaSILVER Member
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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
Ivan Milat prime example of how safe it is to hitch hike in Australia.....*shudder*

I think that is why it is illegal now....just cause it is too unsafe

RoziSILVER Member
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
Welcome to drop me a line when you are in Sydney. smile

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newgabeSILVER Member
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4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Actually flying is also pretty cheap here now with Virgin and Qantas doing lots of cheap deals. Jetstar is a horrid airline though.. if you fly with them be aware they shut their checkins an hour before the flight and it's easy to miss out....

I agree about trains, nice way to travel. Better than buses. You can move around and trains go through lovely places.
Byron is a beautiful beach, worth a day, but not so tempting in the winter. The hills around there are nice, but Byron itself has become very commercialised and touristic, not a lot of soul.

Glad you'll make it to Moonfest!

What's you dissertation on??

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DentrassiGOLD Member
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Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
yay! more travelling Hopers! hug

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Mr_JedlyGOLD Member
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195 posts
Location: Perth, West Australia


Posted:
Psycho_lemming, yes i'll most definately be back in the UK after europe. biggrin
Gornc & Medusa should be able to help you out with everything that needs doing in Perth.
Good luck with your travels! wave

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We grow old because we stop playing.


ValuraSILVER Member
Mumma Hen
6,391 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Oh I dont know If I will be able to meet you as that is when the baby is about to be born... But if Im not in the hostibubble Arsn and I would love to connect with you!! More than likely we will be that the moonfest cause we love that gathering... PM us closer to the time and we will send phone numbers and see if we can help out in anyway.... hug hug hug for you, beautiful soul

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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
Written by: newgabe


I agree about trains, nice way to travel. Better than buses. You can move around and trains go through lovely places.


yay for trains, i think it will work out easiest... havent been on a train for ages - there isnt many over here hehe !
Written by: newgabe


What's you dissertation on??


erm.... its all a bit unorganised but something along the lines of people & urban ecology across NZ, Oz and the Uk...

are there regular sydney meets? ubbrollsmile

hug valura... i'd love 2 meet you and arsn... maybe it'll be the baby's first moonfest??? you gotta be taking care of yourselves then tho.... so we'll see what happens biggrin biggrin biggrin

bounce
x

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DentrassiGOLD Member
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Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Written by: Psycho_lemming


are there regular sydney meets? ubbrollsmile





theres a few - check out the Sydney thread in the event section. Send me a note when you know approx what dates youll be here.

cheerio! hug

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BatwalkerSILVER Member
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Location: Malvern, UK


Posted:
Hopefully see you in Sydney x

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mycoBRONZE Member
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Location: melbourne, victoria, australia


Posted:
oooh, how exciting i get to meet you! hug

tau neutrinoPLATINUM Member
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Location: singapore


Posted:
hey hey hey,
there are some spinners in singapore.... and i could give you ideas on things to see here... not much but there is some... msg me...

MiGGOLD Member
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Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
i'll miss you in melbourne by 3 days.

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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
tau neutrino - pm on its way!

bounce so excited to meet people....

MiG sorry hug

x

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
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Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
june sundays just got a little more interesting smile

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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
yay... melbourne on sunday 10th!!! bounce bounce bounce

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newgabeSILVER Member
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4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
If you need somewhere to stay in Brisbane after Moonfest we have a bit of a HoPstel here at my house...lots of people pass through...It's a big house in the burbs, I'm a mummy type person, with teenagers...(if you'd rather stay inner city groovy style I'd understand!)

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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
biggrin biggrin biggrin

hug
x

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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
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Location: Scotland


Posted:
bounce bounce bounce bounce2 bounce2 bounce2 bounce bounce bounce

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clarence_quackSILVER Member
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Posted:
hooray for melbourne in sundays!
come say hello and we'll run around with coconut shells!

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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
Written by: Psycho_lemming


so i've got 6 weeks left in new zealand eek which is crazy....




eek! 13 days!!!
ubbloco

hug

Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering...


GnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Ive tripled booked that weekend so far, have got rid of some of the engagements and Sunday Arvo onwards is all yours. As long as you admire my felt that I will have made biggrin

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Hey PL you sound so excited to be travelling! Still planning on making it up here around 20 July?. Would be good to plan to be here on the Monday (18) cos our Monday spin night is still going strong .. well I'm told it is.. I havent been myself for a few weeks redface redface redface

But it is a good space to meet the folks here before Moonfest on the Thursday. There's plenty stuff to do/see etc round here anyway.

(Ask Ben-ja-men about Infinity....)

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