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Old Jul 4th 2012, 7:32 am
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If I were in Perth I'd discount Australia altogether and go somewhere in SE Asia instead.
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 8:33 am
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Did that trip,wasn't exactly the Zambesi,but good craic anyway
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 9:59 am
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If I were in Perth I'd discount Australia altogether and go somewhere in SE Asia instead.
I just had a holiday in Malaysia and it was very nice. However, Australia has its charms. The natural environment is in much better shape for a start.
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 10:02 am
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I just had a holiday in Malaysia and it was very nice. However, Australia has its charms. The natural environment is in much better shape for a start.
I hear what you're saying... but at the moment it offers poor value for money IMO.
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Hamilton Island

Weather?
Went to Daydream Island recently and weather was cack! I had Hamilton as one of my locations on my weather ap and always looked at it for the few months that followed our visit. It appears the weather up that way is cack most of the time, and often better down here!

Won't be returning!
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 11:04 am
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My husband would not thank me for a trip to Malaysia. Not very special, since we lived in Singapore for years.

RE weather: We're off to Port Douglas next week for some sun, but the weather forecast is worse than here (Perth).
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 11:49 am
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My husband would not thank me for a trip to Malaysia. Not very special, since we lived in Singapore for years.

RE weather: We're off to Port Douglas next week for some sun, but the weather forecast is worse than here (Perth).
Despite the chance of rain you'll be far warmer...Sat night min is 7 in Perth and 19 in Port Douglas. If the rain clears, which it usually would in winter, you'll be set
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 2:14 pm
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Glad to hear it. Sounds a bit different from the forecast on my iPod touch
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Old Jul 4th 2012, 5:50 pm
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If you want to go somewhere different... and still stay in Australia... you could do a lot worse than giving Darwin a visit.

It really did seem like another World when I visited there.

There are some quite unique places and attractions around the City (and surrounding areas - like Katherine Gorge which is stunning ) and I think there's a very different vibe in the NT compared with many other areas of Australia.

If someone was visiting Australia and could visit two places, I'd say do the icons in Sydney, then do Australia in the NT.
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Thanks, been there already.

It doesn't have to be Australia, just not too long a flight from Perth. And something a bit special.
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Originally Posted by Family of 3 View Post
Thanks, been there already.

It doesn't have to be Australia, just not too long a flight from Perth. And something a bit special.
Lord Howe Island?
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Old Jul 5th 2012, 11:25 am
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Had to google that.

Ok, will look into that when he's not hovering.

Let me rephrase my OP.....

Please recommend "special" places to go that are less than 6 hours from Perth or 4 from Sydney. Ideally it'd be a tropical paradise but with stuff for a 6 year old to do. Weather in March likely to be warm enough to lie around drinking cocktails and reading books.
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Old Sep 3rd 2012, 12:23 pm
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Sorry, I don't do enough spamming to afford it...

Edit: hmmm, actually looking at this thread I've put far more spam up then you musandamdibba...my apologies it is me who is the spammer
Well I'm not a spammer and since someone has dragged up this Hamilton Island thread again... let me remind everyone that I think Hamilton Island is over-rated, over-priced and I don't like the swimming opportunities there and I think the weather kind of sucks there too. Also there was lots of construction work going on outside where we stayed there once and it was noisy and obstructed our view.

Don't know about Dubai. Probably kind of sandy.
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Well I'm not a spammer and since someone has dragged up this Hamilton Island thread again... let me remind everyone that I think Hamilton Island is over-rated, over-priced and I don't like the swimming opportunities there and I think the weather kind of sucks there too. Also there was lots of construction work going on outside where we stayed there once and it was noisy and obstructed our view.

Don't know about Dubai. Probably kind of sandy.
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My husband would not thank me for a trip to Malaysia. Not very special, since we lived in Singapore for years.

RE weather: We're off to Port Douglas next week for some sun, but the weather forecast is worse than here (Perth).
We stayed in Palm Cove last year (about 20mins out of Cairns towards Pt Douglas). It's gorgeous. Has a laid back hippy vibe with cool bars and expensive hotels. Worth popping by while passing.
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