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BirdGOLD Member
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Ok, I'm after a bit of assistance from people who live in or have been to Australia and/or New Zealand.

I'm looking to have a few weeks down that way at someo point next year, the only problem being, what time of year to travel??

Is it noticeable cheaper during the off peak season? If so, what is the off-peak season?

Ideally I'd rather not be there in mid summer, I'd melt in a drippy pool on the steps coming off the plane, I don't want to have to explain that to an irate pilot! ubblol

Also, let me know what places you'd suggest that I visit so I can try and organise some kind of list of to do's.

Cheers peeps!

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DragonFuryBRONZE Member
784 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
Well temp wise you wouldn't want to head here untill march/april when its cooling down. Having said that though, alot of the festivals and events happen in srping and summer, like now.
Unless you want to go to Darwin, then the best time of year is june/july/august. Because thats when its cooler and more things are on.
as for places to visit, you've got to visit everywhere! its a beautiful country! I'd say visit the Brisbane/Sunshine coast/ Goldcoast areas, Melbourne, Adelaide and Peth. But if you can, drive some of the way to see Australia's beauty and every changing landscapes.

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GnorBRONZE Member
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
What sort of stuff do you want to see and do?
Is it a "visit lots of lovely hoppers and spin across Australia" or see the odd quirly Australian landscapes and animals.
Or party at festivals down the East coast. (Noone come to Perth to party )
It does get stupidly hot here though
Maybe see you in Perth biggrin

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


Posted:
If heading to NZ go in september! Its soooo beautiful then with the baby lambies and the cherry blossoms and the daffodils.... sigh...i miss home!

Then come over to see us...september aint too hot!!

*books bird to stay at my house in advance* hug ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"


roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
You have to go over to Brisbane for a moonfest! smile

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


Seb 643 posts
Location: Check behind you.


Posted:
If going to Tasmania the festivals and thingies happen in springy and summerish sorts of times and that's when the weather's nicest too, though it's been going mental lately. I don't know if you'd be getting this far down but if you're planning to I'd suggest doing the Tasmanuian part of your trip in early December or late January, also times apart from the middle of summer near then. Then come and visit me in Ulverstone and the tribe of spinners in Deloriane. wink

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MedusaSILVER Member
1,433 posts
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
June, july august are the cold months here in oz and in perth our fire scene tends to drop off....

around october, november is nice weather so is march, april....

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Are you looking for australian Doofs?

BirdGOLD Member
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Ok, so a rough start on things to do:

1. I have to do Sydney and Melbourne, I have rellies there, I can't justify flying to the other side of the planet and not visiting them.

2. Pester as many lovely HoPpers for hug s etc

3. I'd like to see the barrier reef, and do a bit of touristy stuff (taking photos of the locals, that kinda thing)

4. Buy something from Home Of Poi in person! biggrin

Darn! Why does Australia have to be so big!! ubblol

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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
the Great Ocean Road is lovely. And so are the Whitsundays. But they are opposite ends!

Can i line up for a hug?

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
Whitsundays..now that brings back memories. Very expensive though.

Great ocean road is a great suggestion...Queenscliff, Lorne, Torquay...all those beautiful places!

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
i was more thinking the 12 apostles (which is now minus another one),
london bridge (thats falleb down)
the shipwreck coast in general.got voted worlds best tourist drive

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Meet up with me biggrin

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ChickpeaSILVER Member
305 posts
Location: bristol, Australia


Posted:
...and me i'll be in sydney for 6 months from feb then travelling around oz and nz.
Becs

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roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
Yay! This is so exciting! smile bounce ubbrollsmile

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


GnorBRONZE Member
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Brissie has I think the most active spin and reenactment scene in Australia so thats got to be one destination. Plus it has some lovely hoppers to stay with......

Lots of coast to play on and rainforrest to see and lots of summer parties happening too.

If I was travelling to Australia as a spinner I reckon thats where I would head. Ask some of the spinners who have been over. James ( ow) (mr confused) did a fair run of Austrlia and beyond so maybe PM him...

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

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hexagonicClubbles Jugs
1,687 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
I should be juggleing away in south island NZ from december - hopefully Melbourne by autumn?

ah wah wah wah a wah wah


Firetramp 896 posts
Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight


Posted:
Go to the South Island in NZ. It doesn't get to hot there and the scenery is beautiful. Also the few humans you'll meet, know how to spin! September till March is the best time. Juggling festival is in March in Raglan (North Island).

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BirdGOLD Member
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
So, are we gonna have a UK hoppers meet up in Australia then Durbs, I'm reckoning its going to be more likely that I'm going to be there May/June ish.

Apparently, I'm going to go bungee jumping when I'm in NZ too! wink

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


CharlesBRONZE Member
Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
Don't forget to look me up if passing through Auckland. I'll also be in Raglan for the JuggFest. smile

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MokaGOLD Member
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420 posts
Location: Victoria, Australia, Earth, Milky Way...


Posted:
Make sure you visit the sundar twirling thread before you come and then come and visit the melbourne HoPpers...
Cheers, Moka

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Psycho_lemmingSILVER Member
Running hippy spinning lemming
15 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
muchley jealous



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awww... say hi to everyone for me,
and have the best time!
take care
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ValuraSILVER Member
Mumma Hen
6,391 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
ohhhhh *starts to clean out spare room for bird*

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"


animatEdBRONZE Member
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3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
Written by: Gnor


Ask some of the spinners who have been over. James ( ow) (mr confused) did a fair run of Austrlia and beyond so maybe PM him...




I wouldn't ask James, He's off travelling the world at the moment as well!!

His trip may end up a three year circumnavigation of the globe, from what he told me...

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Be Water My Friend.


CharlesBRONZE Member
Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
3,989 posts
Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Posted:
And, no, I didn't make it to Paikakariki as I took 3 weeks off to look after my angel (she had an operation).

Will be there in Raglan in 06 though smile

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hexagonicClubbles Jugs
1,687 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
Written by: Charles


I'll also be in Raglan for the JuggFest. smile




ditto

ah wah wah wah a wah wah


BirdGOLD Member
6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
*******UPDATE*******

Plane tickets have been purchased! biggrin

I'm gonna arrive in Melbourne on May 29th.

Other than that, plans remain sketchy at best ubblol

I'm gonna try and fit in as much as I can!

bounce

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
Woooo! *jumps up and down with Dave in excitement* bounce

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,922 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Lucky Git. frown

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Fire BunnySILVER Member
1,260 posts
Location: Now in the land of Oz, Australia


Posted:
are you gunna come to Nelson in New Zealand!?? you should! il take ya round. as for what time of year... i dont no what everyone else has said, but id say prople the start of Autumn then it would have cooled down a bit, but youd still get some nice weather.

i love to meet you! come to Nelson!!!

:hugs:

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But really - the jokes on us....

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CantusSILVER Member
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15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Charles


Don't forget to look me up if passing through Auckland.




Watch out. His son chucks things at you and drools on you. And Mrs Charles is the 3rd best cook in the world. So if you eat with them then you may never want to leave...

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