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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Pag » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:59 am

Also depends on how much you like ports/sea days. NZ gives you a block of 3 sea days, then generally 6-8 port days in a row, then 3-4 sea days back to Aus. Some people prefer itineraries that break the sea/port days up more. Completely individual preference.

I've cruised NZ and enjoyed it (was definitely a great way to spend a day in Fiordland), but the downside is no Queenstown (inland) and I would've liked to have stayed in Wellington longer.
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Grenville » Wed May 22, 2019 5:39 pm

Missus wants to go to Port Douglas in October, anyone been there? If so was it any good?
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Jim05 » Wed May 22, 2019 5:43 pm

Grenville wrote:Missus wants to go to Port Douglas in October, anyone been there? If so was it any good?

Beautiful but you might need to re-mortgage your house. [emoji3]
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby PatowalongaPirate » Wed May 22, 2019 5:53 pm

Grenville wrote:Missus wants to go to Port Douglas in October, anyone been there? If so was it any good?

October is a good time to go if you like ocean swimming as the stingers don't return until November. Bloody beautiful country up there.
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Grenville » Wed May 22, 2019 6:18 pm

PatowalongaPirate wrote:
Grenville wrote:Missus wants to go to Port Douglas in October, anyone been there? If so was it any good?

October is a good time to go if you like ocean swimming as the stingers don't return until November. Bloody beautiful country up there.


She was looking at booking about 24th Sept for 8-9 nights. Pool Resort Port Douglas any good? Plenty to amuse the billylids?
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby mickey » Wed May 22, 2019 8:09 pm

Anyone been too Las Vegas recently? Turning 40 next year and thinking of doing what I want instead of a party like everyone else wants

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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Bum Crack » Thu May 23, 2019 8:48 am

Grenville wrote:Missus wants to go to Port Douglas in October, anyone been there? If so was it any good?

We were up that way last month. We stayed at palm cove about 30 minutes away. Had a hit of golf at pt douglas but I thought palm cove was nicer. U considered staying there? Nice joints on the esplanade with pools for kids etc and lots to do close by. Good food as well.
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby PatowalongaPirate » Thu May 23, 2019 10:24 am

Grenville wrote:
PatowalongaPirate wrote:
Grenville wrote:Missus wants to go to Port Douglas in October, anyone been there? If so was it any good?

October is a good time to go if you like ocean swimming as the stingers don't return until November. Bloody beautiful country up there.


She was looking at booking about 24th Sept for 8-9 nights. Pool Resort Port Douglas any good? Plenty to amuse the billylids?

I've been there in late September and the weather was great. Renting a car is highly desirable as there is plenty to go and see.
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Booney » Thu May 23, 2019 10:32 am

Grenville wrote:
PatowalongaPirate wrote:
Grenville wrote:Missus wants to go to Port Douglas in October, anyone been there? If so was it any good?

October is a good time to go if you like ocean swimming as the stingers don't return until November. Bloody beautiful country up there.


She was looking at booking about 24th Sept for 8-9 nights. Pool Resort Port Douglas any good? Plenty to amuse the billylids?


Day trip up to the Daintree, day out on the reef ( I really like Poseidon boat ), hire a pontoon boat to go along the inlet, spot some crocs, in Cairns for a wander around and hit the lagoon on the foreshore for an afternoon, spot some backpackers, train up to Kuranda, Hartley'c Croc Farm, plenty of good spots to head for a day out and yes, hire car is a must.
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Grenville » Sat May 25, 2019 6:01 pm

Cheers all, the missus booked same night. Sounds good. A mate has stayed at Cairns a couple of times and reckons he'd move there quite happily.
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Booney » Mon May 27, 2019 11:38 am

Grenville wrote:Cheers all, the missus booked same night. Sounds good. A mate has stayed at Cairns a couple of times and reckons he'd move there quite happily.


If I was forced to up and leave Adelaide I reckon Perth > Cairns > Brisbane > Melbourne and **** Sydney.
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby woodublieve12 » Mon May 27, 2019 11:40 am

Booney wrote:
Grenville wrote:Cheers all, the missus booked same night. Sounds good. A mate has stayed at Cairns a couple of times and reckons he'd move there quite happily.


If I was forced to up and leave Adelaide I reckon Perth > Cairns > Brisbane > Melbourne and **** Sydney.



too expensive to live there...
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Booney » Mon May 27, 2019 11:41 am

woodublieve12 wrote:
Booney wrote:
Grenville wrote:Cheers all, the missus booked same night. Sounds good. A mate has stayed at Cairns a couple of times and reckons he'd move there quite happily.


If I was forced to up and leave Adelaide I reckon Perth > Cairns > Brisbane > Melbourne and **** Sydney.


too expensive to live there...


Too many Sydney wankers. ;)
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Jim05 » Mon May 27, 2019 11:42 am

I just don’t get the attraction with Perth. Would be the last capital city I’d move to
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby woodublieve12 » Mon May 27, 2019 11:55 am

Booney wrote:
woodublieve12 wrote:
Booney wrote:
Grenville wrote:Cheers all, the missus booked same night. Sounds good. A mate has stayed at Cairns a couple of times and reckons he'd move there quite happily.


If I was forced to up and leave Adelaide I reckon Perth > Cairns > Brisbane > Melbourne and **** Sydney.


too expensive to live there...


Too many Sydney wankers. ;)


and it's a sh*thole... Not a huge fan of the place. Would probably be the last on my list aswell
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Wedgie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:01 pm

Anyone with some recommendations for accomodarion around Darling Harbour?
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Jim05 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:14 pm

Wedgie wrote:Anyone with some recommendations for accomodarion around Darling Harbour?

As Accor members the Sofitel Darling Harbour is one of our favourites. It can be pricey but it’s worth it. The Novotel is cheaper and also in a decent spot
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Re: Advice re next holiday

Postby Wedgie » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:08 pm

Cheers, got a deal at the Hyatt Regency dirt cheap so went with that. Its only for 2 nights before we jump on a ship.
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