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Where a family with 2 kids would go-first time-October 2018

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Where a family with 2 kids would go-first time-October 2018

We are a British family, based in Christchurch, NZ. We would like to travel to Australia for 7 to 9 days (starting around September 29th). We prefer to use public transport in Australia, e.g. trains and buses, rather than airplanes. We prefer self-catering accommodation, and we don't drink alcohol. I would like to ask for advises about places to go and things to do in Australia during this period.

regards

Ala'a

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Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Where a family with 2 kids would go-first time-October 2018

>>> We prefer to use public transport in Australia <<<

That makes it sound like you have been to australia before...

Also, what are your interests? etc..

Outdoors? Cities? Beaches?

Newcastle, Australia
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2. Re: Where a family with 2 kids would go-first time-October 2018

Right in the middle of School Holidays it can be busy and expensive but I’d go to Sydney and the Blue Mountains OR Brisbane and the Sunshine or Gold Coasts. With such a short time, if you wanted to go from one city to another, you’d have no option but to fly.

As for what you should do that’s too broad a question, you need to check

https://www.australia.com/en/places.html

and choose things that interest you.

All the best.

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: Where a family with 2 kids would go-first time-October 2018

Public transport rather limits you to cities & tours outside of that. Unless you rent a car for out of town trips.

What are your interests? Australia is pretty big

https:/…mind-boggling-australian-maps

With lots to see & do to suit all interests.

With only a week, you don’t really have time for interstate travel unless you fly - so I would recommend choosing one major city, exploring that and doing day trips outside.

Have a look at https://www.australia.com/en-gb

And the destination tags & FAQs here, to help you fit your interests to the most likely place/s.

It looks as if you’re coming during the NZ school holidays - it’s ours too.

You could easily have a great holiday in Sydney - take a 2 day trip to Canberra ( Murray’s coaches are good, or rent a car): Blue Mountains, ( train or car).

Just as easily, provided you’re prepared to rent a car here & there, you could have a great beach & country holiday on the Gold Coast.

You will need Visas.https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1

Edited: 06 August 2018, 07:18
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4. Re: Where a family with 2 kids would go-first time-October 2018

We do need to know your interests before giving appropriate advice... no point pointing you to beaches if you don't like them. Do u want a city , beach or rural holiday ??

October is a nice month to visit Nth NSW / Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast

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