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Bird
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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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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Posted:1st and 2nd are???

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...

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Posted:Written by: Cantus

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...



Out of curiosity, who are the first and second best?


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Bird
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Posted:And, more importantly, do they fit in to the category of Australia/New Zealand residents?

If so, I need to add them into my list of people to meet! wink


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roarfire
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Posted:Lucky you'll have someone who can cook when you're in New Zealand then!

*cough*


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

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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:Cantus, you'd better have me ranked pretty high! I cooked a rice dish that I so made up off the top of my head!!!

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...

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Bird
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Posted:Now, now ladies, I'm sure there will be time for me to eat food from all of you! ubblol

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Posted:Oh dear god. there is going to be a famine in Oz and NZ in May. Locust Bird is landing and all the food will vanish like an old oak table!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Bird
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Posted:MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Lock up your kitchens!

*smirk*


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Bird
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Posted:*******ANOTHER UPDATE*******

I will be arriving in Christchurch on June 15th with the lovely miss Roarfire (assuming that she's not sick of me by then! ubblol )

At somepoint between then and June 22nd, I will be censored myself at the prospect of hurling myself off a bridge with only a glorified elastic band to stop me splatting on the ground below, while Steph will be laughing at me being a big girlie! rolleyes


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roarfire
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Posted:Woooo!! bounce I'm so excited! *hugs Dave*



Oh Dave! How could I ever get sick of you! ubblove tongue



And I won't be laughing at you when we go Bungee Jumping...I'm really a coward deep down, I just don't like to show it! eek ubblol


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Eera
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Posted:If you're up the Whitsunday's way go on a maxi yaught around the islands; you'll spend about 3-4 nights on board, stop off at various islands, have a laugh and it costs about $300.
Airlie is full of places that flog the trips, I've seen 7 night cruises to Fraser Island advertised for $450 at Reefos Hostel (do not stay there though; I've just spent a week on anti-histamenes after having a massive allergic reaction to the bed bugs in that place).

Another thing you might want to consider is staying at the YHA in Mackay and doing they tour they do up to Broken River to see the platypus frolic.

Just have fun.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Bird
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Posted:Written by: Eera

Another thing you might want to consider is staying at the YHA in Mackay and doing they tour they do up to Broken River to see the platypus frolic.



They're real??!!

I always thought they were something that you lot down under made up to confuse gullible foreigners! wink tongue


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:The platypus is proof to me that God has a sense of humor.

-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Chickpea
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Posted:bird - you'll have to give me a shout when you do your bridge jump - i wont be jumping with you but ill take some good pics if you like....
B x


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Bird
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Posted:Oh, I see, its like that eh? people queueing up to watch a man jump off a bridge to his certain trouser-browning! ubblol

wink


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:I still think you're a lucky git, BTW.

Just keepin' ya posted!


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Cantus
Cantus

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Posted:Written by: Rouge Dragon

1st and 2nd are???



1st is Mrs Malcolm - got very tubby there in just a week.
2nd is actually tied between several people (including Mrs Char(k)les - but i didn't want it goign to his head so soon after me goading hsi son)...


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Bird
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Posted:YAY!!!!

bounce

My tickets arrived yesterday, all I have to do now is try not to wind everyone I know up about it for 6 months and I'll be there!

bounce


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Flynt
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Posted:Hi Mr The Bird!

erm.

Melbourne Resident (*points to self*)
If you are in need of hugs, a feed, a couch to crash on, feel free to Pm me.

smile
xoxo Looking forward to meeting you. I've heard very nice things.


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Bird
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Posted:Written by: Flynt

Looking forward to meeting you. I've heard very nice things.



Ok, own up people! Who's been spreading rumours??? ubblol

I'm sure that hug or 2 would be very welcome miss Flynt. After all, I've heard nice things too! smile


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Doc Lightning
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Posted:*singing*

luuucky git! Dave's a lucky giiiiit!


-Mike )'(
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Flynt
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Posted:lol, you've heard nice things too?

its all lies, Bird. All liiiiiiiiies.
smile


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Bird
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Posted:hmm, not really, I got the credit card bill this morning for all the tickets!!

I'd best be hoping I get a nice bonus off my boss for Christmas! ubblol


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Bird
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Posted:Lies Flynt?? But you look so sweet and innocent in all the photos I've seen! :arsekissingsmiley:



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Flynt
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Posted:HAHAHAH dude. thats called POSING.
wink


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Fire Bunny
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Posted:so are you coming to nelson? are ya? are ya? are ya???

you should! specking of which... im thinking of going to Melbourn for a week or so early next year. maybe. and i really want to meet some hoppers when im there if i can! i should go open a thread...


What if we think the jokes on them,
But really - the jokes on us....

and also... i wuv Rougie *snuz*

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Bird
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Posted:And there was me thinking that THIS was posing??

wink

As for coming to Nelson, whereabouts is Nelson?? My southern hemishpere geography is poor at best! smile

If it looks sensible, I'll do my best!


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Fire Bunny
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Posted:tis at the top of the south island in new zealand. bout 8 hours drive if your heading down to christchurch

What if we think the jokes on them,
But really - the jokes on us....

and also... i wuv Rougie *snuz*

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Bird
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Posted:cool, I'll see if we can fit it in! biggrin

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Fire Bunny
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Posted:yayness. when are you coming over?

What if we think the jokes on them,
But really - the jokes on us....

and also... i wuv Rougie *snuz*

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